Patrick Terry, P. Terry's
Patrick Terry along with his wife, Kathy, founded P. Terry’s Burger Stand in July 2005 at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas. As the first restaurant in Austin to offer all-natural beef and chicken along with fresh cut French fries, P. Terry’s quickly established itself as an alternative to regular fast food fare.
Today there are sixteen P. Terry’s locations all in the central Texas area. In addition, the Terry’s opened a new concept – Taco Ranch – with one Austin location in Sunset Valley offering the same quality fresh ingredients and all-natural proteins.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Patrick began his career in advertising at Tracy-Locke/BBDO in Dallas where he worked on the Philips Petroleum, Ben Hogan Golf and Frito-Lay accounts. Patrick came back to Austin in 1985 as Director of the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission where he supervised Texas’ 150th birthday in 1986. Before opening P. Terry’s, he created Rizano’s Italian restaurant with two locations which he sold in 1993.
Patrick and Kathy have two daughters, Kate and Caroline.