Supporting fresh food in schools - Our partnership with AISD

Dear Friends,

Graduation weekend is behind us, but I've been meaning to give a shout out to one of our most interesting new wholesale partners.

This spring we had an opportunity to make hot dog buns as a pilot program for Austin ISD schools. We started a couple of months ago, delivering what I think are some pretty tasty (and nutritious) whole wheat buns to AISD's high schools. They serve them with a nitrite/anitbiotic free turkey dog.

Sounds better than anything we had back in my days at Austin High. In fairness, I was only there a semester and I don't really remember that much about it. I may not have ever set foot in the cafeteria (I was kind of a food snob, who'd have thought).

I definitely remember my years as a border at St. Stephens though - the awfulness of the food served there in the 1970s is the stuff of legend - definitely no nitrite free turkey dogs on freshly, locally baked whole wheat buns.

I mention this because it's been great work. Making real, healthy food for the kids in our public school system strikes all of us over here as lining up in a really positive way with our desire to do work that supports our local community. And it's not lost on us that some of you who read this email have school-aged children in the AISD system and might be excited about this as well.

Anyway, this fall we will expand delivery to the middle schools, and if all goes according to plan, TFB hot dog buns will be offered with said turkey dog in the lunch rooms of all 130 AISD schools, high schools, middle schools, and elementary, beginning in the Spring of 2017. We are super excited and honored to be a part of this.

Hope to see you in the restaurant soon. Don't forget that our summer hours mean we're closed at 3 pm on Monday and Tuesday, and open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Join us for our inaugural Sunday Burgers and Beer night this weekend.

bon appetit,


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