J.T. Youngblood’s Opening First Location at Mueller’s Aldrich Street District

Austin hospitality trio revitalizing one of the first farm-to-table concepts in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – January 26, 2016 – J.T. Youngblood’s, inspired by a legendary Texas fried chicken restaurant chain from the 1940s – 1960s, will open its first location in Mueller’s Aldrich Street District in Austin, Texas, in 2016. The 4,600-square-foot, counter-service restaurant will be located in The Diamond Building, adjacent to The Thinkery at the intersections of Aldrich Street, Simond Avenue and McBee Street. The mixed-use office and retail building is currently under construction.

J.T. Youngblood’s will serve fried and oak-roasted chicken along with a selection of delicious and healthy sides, house-made pies, shakes, beer and signature cocktails.

The team behind J.T. Youngblood’s is Todd Duplechan, owner and chef at Lenoir; Jeff Weinberger, co-founder of Jeffrey’s; and Jeff Haber, former general manager of Trio at Four Seasons, Austin.

“This chef’s take on a chicken recipe I grew up with will update what was for my family and myself, an unforgettably wonderful dining experience,” says Weinberger. 

Chef Todd adds, “Our focus is to serve the highest quality, great tasting food we’re capable of creating – the kind of food we’d serve to our own families.”

CBRE’s Eric DeJernett represented J.T. Youngblood’s in site selection and lease negotiations.

“J.T. Youngblood’s is a very exciting concept with deep roots in Texas and a great team behind the operation. When you have a serious chef behind a reasonably priced, fast casual offering you know you have the potential for a big success. This is a wonderful combination of Southern food history and contemporary Austin restaurant savvy,” said Mr. DeJernett, Senior Vice President, CBRE.

Sergio Negrete and John Heffington, with CBRE | UCR, represented the landlord and developer, Catellus Development Corp.

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