We have a suspicion that Hat Creek Burger Company loves us. Not just us. Actually, ALL Austin families. They keep doing so many things to impress us… and it’s working. They’ve won us over.
Hat Creek Burger Company was started by an Austin dad, and this completely local business has a strong focus on community, quality food, excellent customer service, and a fun atmosphere for kids and adults. It’s honestly a top go-to for our Do512 Family staff, and we are happy to point out all that they’re doing to make it one of our favorites.
Family Nights – Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close, Hat Creek celebrates families by offering a special deal — Big Hats and Little Hat burgers are half price!
Gluten Free & Veg-Friendly Menu – If your family is like ours, we have some specific dietary restrictions. Thankfully, Hat Creek gets it. They will customize any order! You can swap buns for lettuce, enjoy a veggie Hot Dang grain burger, opt for one of the delicious salads, etc.
Breakfast Tacos & Pancakes – Our kids LOVE breakfast, and we’ve found that Hat Creek is a very fun place to meet up with other families for a morning hang. Breakfast is served every day from 7 – 10:30 a.m. We love the breakfast tacos and bowls and catching up with moms over a cup of coffee. Kids love the pancakes and running around.
Online Ordering – Whether we’re heading to a morning soccer game or on our way to picnic, or just begging our spouse to bring home dinner on the way home from work — Hat Creek’s online ordering makes it super easy and convenient. Just place your order and then head through the drive-thru for pickup.
$1 Beer on Thursdays – Happy hour on the cheap? Yes! Every Thursday, Hat Creek offers $1 beer specials all day.
Parties – We know that finding the ideal location for a birthday party can be a chore. Hat Creek lets you party at any of their locations with NO extra fees! They’ll set aside some tables for you and your friends to come enjoy breakfast at one of their PJ parties, or you schedule parties for birthdays, sports teams, or just a party for the sake of partying.
Friendly Employees – Maybe this doesn’t sound all too noteworthy, but honestly we’ve been very impressed with the customer service at Hat Creek. It’s been voted one of the top places to work in Austin, and we can see that employees are happy to be there.
Giving Back to the Community – If your school or organization is looking for a way raise funds, you can set up a Spirit Night at Hat Creek where they’ll donate 10% of sales during your scheduled event. Nice! Also, they work with Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Austin Ridge Bible Church to provide hot and fresh meals to the less-fortunate of Austin. Everyday, they make 100 fresh cheeseburgers at the Burnet Road store, which are then delivered free of charge, by volunteers, to those in need around the city.
So if you haven’t been to a Hat Creek with your kids yet, here’s plenty of reasons to give it a try. You can visit the Hat Creek website to view the menu, learn about parties & online ordering and view the list of locations.