Austin taco chain receives damn good $400M investment and more stories

Editor’s note: It’s that time again – time to deal with our top stories. Here are five articles that caught our collective attention over the past seven days.

1. The Austin-born taco chain is getting a hell of a good investment of $ 400 million for major expansion. Fourteen years after starting out as a food trailer in South Austin, Torchy’s Tacos has received a hell of a investment: $ 400 million. For the record, that’s enough money to buy roughly 75 million orders of chips and queso.

2. New report ranks Austin among the least affordable cities for average shoppers. Affordability continues to be a major concern for those looking to buy a home. This new report shows how inaccessible a new home can be for many locals.

3. Austin’s first major league sports team has a well-known sponsor. Austin’s first major league franchise has had great success with its latest sponsorship. HEB has inked a perennial love affair with Major League Soccer’s Austin FC, which begins its inaugural season in 2021.

4th Alamo Drafthouse founder is auctioning personal collections to pay off pandemic debt. Alamo Drafthouse co-founder and chairman Tim League is auctioning his personal collection of movie posters to pay Alamo Drafthouse employees and reduce debt incurred during the pandemic.

5. Incredible Hill Country Horse Ranch near Austin Lassos $ 9 million price tag. If you’re shopping for Christmas gifts and have a few million dollars in the bank, this huge Dripping Springs horse ranch can be added to your list.

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