Goodbye EZ's

Say goodbye to this iconic Austin restaurant space as it faces demolition

Say goodbye to iconic Austin restaurant space as it faces demolition

EZ's Austin restaurant sign
The EZ's space on North Lamar Boulevard is facing demolition. Paul D./Yelp
EZ's Brick Oven & Grill restaurant burger
That means no more EZ's burger in Austin. EZ's Brick Oven & Grill/Facebook
EZ's Austin restaurant sign
EZ's Brick Oven & Grill restaurant burger

Seven months after it was heavily damaged in a fire, EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill on North Lamar Boulevard is being prepared for demolition.

On Monday, August 22, demolition equipment sat in the parking lot of the restaurant, and pre-demolition markings were scrawled on the building. It was unclear when crews would start tearing down the structure.

There's no word on what will happen to the site once the demolition is done. Representatives of EZ’s couldn’t be reached for comment.

The sole Austin location of the San Antonio-based restaurant chain opened in 1994, serving pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken entrees, and salads. However, the Austin eatery has been shuttered since January, when a fire caused $400,000 in damage after a gas line broke; the North Lamar location no longer appears on the EZ’s website.

Last summer, EZ’s shut down two of its four locations in San Antonio: one at Alamo Quarry Market and the other at 5230 DeZavala Rd. on the North Side. Two other San Antonio locations remain open — at 737 N. Bitters Rd. on the North Side and in Alamo Heights.