Austin, Texas’ Easy Tiger, which has an ambitious plan to deliver 100,000 loaves of bread to those in need in its community by Labor Day of this year, is set to expand to a second location in February.

Just a few blocks away from the original bakery, the new downtown location will feature an award-winning dining experience with artisan bread and pastries, pretzels, signature sandwiches plus craft beer and cocktails. It will also have 15,000 square feet of outdoor space and a stunning interior, both available for private events. To put a priority on safety during the pandemic, there will be spread-out tables, a temperature checked-team, a mask requirement and abundant sanitization.

“We are making good on our promise to return to downtown,” says Easy Tiger chief executive officer Mike Stitt. “We are grateful for everyone who has supported Easy Tiger this year and feel an enormous weight on our shoulders to pay it back, starting with our newest location on the East side where we'll be creating another 60+ jobs for Austin.”

“We are heading into this exciting new chapter with a transformative year behind us,” says head doughpuncher David Norman. “Over our near decade on 6th Street, we witnessed the expansion of downtown’s core entertainment district to the East side. We’re so proud to be a part of the city’s reopening and support our neighbors— part of what makes Austin so special.”

As part of its expansion, Easy Tiger is also welcoming Helen Nguyen (formerly of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, Trudy’s Restaurants) as its director of operations.

“I’m very excited to join such a passionate team to help expand one of Austin’s most beloved brands,” says Nguyen. “We are looking for folks who are passionate about serving others and ready to work. Come Roar with us on the East side!”