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Texas French Bread to roll out a trailer in garden space next to bakery

Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman

Texas French Bread owner Murph Willcott recently announced that he had rented a commercial space to start baking for wholesale clients, delivery and sale at farmers markets in mid-July. 

This week he shared news that TFB is planning to get baked goods directly into customers’ hands in a very familiar setting. Willcott purchased the lot at 2904 Rio Grande St., which is adjacent to the Texas French Bread parking lot. That space, which was previously an outdoor garden dining area, will be home this fall to a trailer serving a version of the TFB lunch menu and as much of the breakfast menu as possible. 

“We’re pretty fortunate that it came back on the market,” Willcott said of the space next to his bakery that suffered a massive fire in January

The earlier story:Texas French Bread will be baking for the public again, future of damaged building unclear

Texas French Bread plans to sell baked goods from an Airstream on the property adjacent to its parking lot.

The outdoor space around the renovated Airstream trailer lent to Texas French Bread by Aaron and Stacy Franklin of Franklin Barbecue will be designed by Word + Carr Design Group. Willcott hopes to have the trailer open in October. 

“We’re in a race to get back to a point where we can feed the public,” Willcott said.

As for the building, Willcott says they are looking at different options for what can be rebuilt on the property where TFB has sat since 1986.