The Frisco restaurant was beloved by many Austinites, including by me and my family and many friends of mine. Though they served their last meal in the Fall of 2018, it will live in our hearts forever. The Night Hawk chain has a special place in Austin history. From their website:
The Frisco opened its doors in 1953 as part of Harry Akin's Night Hawk chain, which began its empire during the depression two decades earlier. Akin, a former actor, started his local restaurant on South Congress and Riverside with Night Hawk No. 1. A true entrepreneur, Akin developed innovations such as late night service, and even raised his own beef to ensure the quality of the food. He hired women and minorities before it was politically correct to do so. In the turbulent civil rights era, he was the first Austin restauranteur to integrate his restaurants.
Akin liked to tell his staff, "There is nothing accidental about quality".
Frisco, we will miss you!
Photo by Ann Woodall
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