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Gourdough's suddenly shutters popular Austin restaurant

Gourdough's suddenly shutters popular Austin restaurant

Gourdough's Public House doughnut donut burger
Gourdough's downtown location closed on April 30. Gourdough's/Facebook

No more decadent doughnuts for downtown Austin. Gourdough's Public House on West Fifth Street closed Sunday, April 30, after two years at the location.

A statement says "they have doubled in size and are too big for their downtown britches." The gourmet doughnut brand plans to build a bigger, better brick-and-mortar restaurant on Burnet Road.

"After years of serving our loyal fan base downtown we're thrilled to be able to offer options to our customers further north," says co-owner Ryan Palmer in a release. There will be more seating, a full menu and bar, and a much-needed parking lot.

The Gourdough's crew also teased plans to open outposts in San Antonio and Waco, but did not elaborate on whether these locations would be food trucks or brick-and-mortars.

Gourdough's began in 2009 as a food truck serving up extravagant doughnut creations on South First Street. When popularity surged, the brand opened its first full-fledged restaurant on South Lamar Boulevard in 2012, offering a more extensive lineup of booze, doughnut burgers, and other savory bites.

The South Lamar location and the food trucks on South First Street and Burnet Road will not be affected by the downtown closure. More details on the exact location of the new restaurant and an opening date are expected to be released soon.