AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Tuesday evening, in an open letter to its customers via Twitter, San Antonio-based Bill Miller BBQ delivered a reminder that it is still family-owned — days after the much-talked about Whataburger sale to a Chicago bank.
On Friday, June 14, it was announced that the iconic Texas Whataburger chain had sold a majority stake to BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a Chicago merchant bank. According to Preston Atkinson, the chain’s president and CEO, the sale was an effort to expand the brand.
In addition to Bill Miller, the Austin-based P. Terry’s burger chain also tweeted a reminder of its family-owned status in a curiously timed tweet the day of the announcement.
Meanwhile, the Austin-based El Arroyo Mexican Restaurant left a loving message on its sign in hopes that the chain would not change.