Fran’s on South Congress Closes After Long Run

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Closings

There’s been much talk about the gentrification of South Congress or SoCo. For all the progress, there have been casualties. Austin’s largest food trailer park is about to bite the dust to make way for a luxury hotel (Mighty Cone and Hey Cupcake have already departed). And Fran’s Hamburgers is the latest statistic. They’re closing after a 40-year run (they were unable to get another long-term lease), and will relocate their famous sign to the Cameron Road location where they actually own the property.

I always got a kick out of Fran Junk. She was an earthy, shoot-from-the-hip kind of gal and I’ll miss her on SoCo. I think a lot of people will.

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