Blackbird & Henry launches Community-Supported Restaurant program

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The buttermilk-brined chicken at Blackbird and Henry on Guadalupe Street (Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
The buttermilk-brined chicken at Blackbird and Henry on Guadalupe Street (Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The buttermilk-brined chicken at Blackbird and Henry on Guadalupe Street (Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

In an attempt to reward regulars and raise money, campus-area bistro Blackbird & Henry has started a Community-Supported Restaurant (CSR) program. Participating diners pay $1000 for a $1250 credit to chef Mark Schmidt’s restaurant (ostensibly a 25-percent discount). The credit can be used for food, drink, and gratuity. In addition to the credit, CSR participants also received priority access to reservations and Blackbird & Henry events. Blackbird & Henry is not the first Austin restaurant to integrate the system to their business model; chefs Todd Duplechan and his wife, Jessica Maher, run a similar program at their South First Street restaurant Lenoir. For more information on Blackbird & Henry’s new program, email info@blackbirdandhenry.com.


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