Mighty Austin burger chain sale shakes up scene, plus more top 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 sale of the mighty Austin burger chain is rocking the local restaurant scene. One of the most famous burger joints in Austin was picked up by two local restaurateurs. Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes has sold all four locations to Tony Ciola and Creed Ford IV, who also own Tony C’s Pizza and The League Kitchen & Tavern.

2. The popular Japanese sandwich pop-up arrives in Austin next week. You need a password to rate these Japanese sandwiches. Sandoitchi has sparked an almost cultic devotion since launching in his hometown of Dallas in July 2020. Now it’s coming to Austin for a limited time.

3. The intoxicating dessert restaurant East Austin announces a tearful farewell. Austin’s first restaurant shutter of the year has arrived. Fortunately, there is still time to say goodbye.

4th 6 Things You Should Know In Austin Right Now: Local Honky Tonk Kings Die. A local honky tonk legend has died plus other local food news.

5. Austin-based private equity firm devours the legendary Texas Donut Shop. Texas’ legendary Shipley Do-Nuts has a new owner. An Austin-based private equity firm announced that it had bought the company from the Houston-based Shipley family for an undisclosed amount.

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