Sometimes when you bite into a classic juicy burger with all the fixins there is only one thing to say: Woo woo! And that’s exactly what the owners of Austin’s latest Ghost Kitchen burger concept hope that the locals will say about their new offer: Woo Woo Burgers.
Woo Woo Burgers is the latest concept from the restaurateurs behind Austin’s beloved Z’Tejas Southwest Grill. From Z’Tejas’ location on Sixth Street, Woo Woo Burgers will offer online orders for home delivery via third-party services and roadside collection, with owners noticing the recent increase in demand for such food services.
“We are excited to bring this new concept to market,” said Robby Nethercut, chief operating officer of Woo Woo Burgers. “Woo Woo Burgers is a passion project of ours. It’s the delicious, simple kind of food we love, made with the best of ingredients. “
Woo Woo Burgers is described as a “throwback concept with a clear menu” and serves fresh, never-frozen, hormone-free beef burgers, as well as chicken sandwiches and side dishes – with nothing that cannot be pronounced, according to a press release.
The signature Woo Woo burger is a 1/3 pound patty made from an 80/20 Angus chuck and brisket mixture, then topped with tomato, red onion, cucumber, and lettuce. A Woo Woo cheeseburger and bacon cheeseburger will also be available. The Woo Woo grilled chicken sandwich is made with lettuce, cucumber and mayonnaise. And the Woo Woo Club Chicken Sandwich adds a few layers with smoked bacon, cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and mayonnaise.
Ghost kitchen concepts have been on the rise in recent times, partly due to restaurant closings in connection with pandemics and the increasing demand for variety in food delivery. Austin recently even welcomed the largest multifunctional kitchen community in Texas: the 55,000-square-foot Prep ATX, which has just announced new tenants including Tiny Pies and Brooklyn Breakfast Shop. And before the company’s launch in Austin, Kitchen United Mix, which offers a range of local concepts, held its own in the ghost kitchen.
While Woo Woo Burgers is structured differently than these ghost kitchen concepts in that it is located within a Z’Tejas location, the launch of the burger brand coincides with Z’Tejas’ local expansion, including the addition of a third location which opens this fall in northwest Austin.
To celebrate the launch, Woo Woo Burgers will donate 10 percent of total sales to Special Olympics Texas for the first 10 days.
“Burgers represent American culture: backyard meetings, barbecues, nostalgia of the good old days,” says Diego Bolanos, head chef at Woo Woo Burgers. “I see Woo Woo Burgers as a great opportunity to connect with the community and our guests.”