Hat Creek on Burnet....?
The other day I was talking to the owner of another restaurant on Burnet Road and he mentioned there was some kind of dispute between Hat Creek and Arby's Corporate. I checked out Hat Creek's Yelp page and it says they are temporarily closed, but will re-open on March 1, 2014.
Closed for remodeling (looked too much like Arby's is my guess). Their 3 other locations still open.
Speaking of which, Arby's just started selling their Arby Sauce and Horsey Sauce in 11.5oz bottles for $2.50/each. Giddyup! Too bad I just bought a 16oz bottle of Woebers Horseradish Sauce for $2.29 - even better.
I dropped in this morning to find out - the sign is down. I always liked the Arby's/Hat Creek transition, but apparently the sign had to come down because of Arby's lawyers. . Hat Creek is doing a major expansion at that site - the whole shop is gutted and they are expanding over the sidewalk.. I heard, (separately) that they were applying for a liquor license. The guy said that the sign issue "it's no skin off my nose." I think it should be a rule to have neon signs on the new South Austin strip that is Burnet. Hopefully they will put one in.