P.Terry's Burger Stand

HOW WE BEGAN

ON JULY 6, 2005,

KATHY AND PATRICK TERRY OPENED THE FIRST P. TERRY'S BURGER STAND AT THE CORNER OF SOUTH LAMAR AND BARTON SPRINGS IN AUSTIN.

INSPIRATION
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE STAND HAD COME YEARS EARLIER IN ABILENE, TEXAS WHERE PATRICK GREW UP. THERE WAS AN ICONIC BURGER STAND CALLED MACK EPLEN'S WITH ITS GOOGIE ARCHITECTURE, HAND-PAINTED MENU AND GIANT SIGN SELLING GREAT HAMBURGERS, FRIES & SHAKES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
THIS WOULD BECOME THE GENESIS FOR P. TERRY'S - IT WOULD BE A THROWBACK TO THE LATE 50'S AND EARLY 60'S. FOOD WOULD BE PREPARED THE WAY IT ONCE WAS, EVERYTHING FRESH AND MOST WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES, FRIENDLY SERVICE AND THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS TREATED WITH RESPECT.
OUR INSPIRATION
AS THE STORE WAS BEING CONSTRUCTED, MRS. TERRY READ THE BOOK FAST FOOD NATION THAT WOULD CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF P. TERRY'S FROM A BURGER STAND SELLING GOOD QUALITY FOOD TO ONE THAT SELLS A QUALITY UNMATCHED BY PRACTICALLY ANY DRIVE-THRU STAND IN THE COUNTRY. IT'S WHERE FRESH ALL-NATURAL, "NEVER EVER" BEEF AND CHICKEN BECAME STAPLE ITEMS ALONG WITH ALL-NATURAL POTATOES COOKED IN OIL WITHOUT TRANS FATS OR HYDROGENATED OILS. IT'S WHY THE TERRYS VISIT THE VENDORS THAT SUPPLY OUR MEAT AND THE FAMILY FARM WHERE OUR POTATOES ARE GROWN.
OUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL GOES DEEP BECAUSE WHAT WE SERVE IS WHAT YOU EAT.
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