Why Buyout of A&W Would Make Sense for Mayo

Posted at: 05/08/2013 6:38 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Due to the location of A&W there is speculation Mayo Clinic Health System Austin is interested in buying it. On Monday we reported that the hospital had purchased three homes right next to the A&W.

Again, this is all a game of what if. We did hear back from Mayo Officials who say they know the restaurant is for sale, but haven't made a decision on the purchase.
We also talked with Austin city leaders, who tell us it could be turned into another type of business altogether.

"If the building is going to remain in place there and operate as a business, the logical choice would be a restaurant type business. It could also be transformed into an office type use such as an insurance company." said Craig Hoium, Director of Austin Community Development.

We will keep in contact with both Mayo Clinic Health System, and A&W's owner, to see what happens next.