Here at Austin's Texas Hot Dogs, our staff is made up of mostly high school and college students from the surrounding communities. The communities range from Altoona to Tyrone. Additionally, we rely on a few experienced, seasoned employees to keep things running smoothly in our day-to-day functions.


We train our employees in every aspect of the business, making them a major asset to our restaurant. Over the last 30 plus years, we have been grateful and lucky to have such enthusiastic, smart and ready-to-learn kids become part of the Austin's family.


We pride ourselves on Customer Service and always putting the customers first. They are the reason we are still here Rollin' Weenies today!


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Austin's Crew hard at work.

2014 4th of July Crew Rollin' Weenies.

2013 4th of July Crew getting ready to enjoy Summer Thunder.

Austin's Crew hard at work.


Arthur (Buddy) Austin


Son of original owners, Gloria and Art Austin, Buddy has been around the "Weenie Rollin'" since he was a teenager. HIs parents taught him to always put the customer first and do everything possible to make them happy. He went on to The Pennsylvania State University to study Business and bring his new expereince and knowledge back to the family business.

After Austin's moved to what was Bland's Park (now DelGrosso's Amusement Park) in 1992, Buddy and his sister, Jenny Austin took over ownership from their proud parents. Through his years of business, Buddy has become a well-respected business owner in the Blair County community and says, "We wouldn't be here today Rollin' Weenies without our fantastic, loyal customer base!"

Shane Ferry


Shane is an integral part of the business operations at Austin's. Since joining the Austin's staff as a high schooler in 1994 - Shane has taken on every possible role/position there is at Austin's. He knows this business like the back of his hand, and has become Buddy's right-hand man.

Shane has a great understanding of the Austin's business and has been instrumental in taking Austin's where it is today. Without Shane, we wouldn’t be Rollin’ Weenies today!

Shelly Thomas


Shelly is an essential part of the business operations at Austin's.  Joining the Austin's team in the mid-1980s, she has worked in every possible role/position there is at Austin's.

Shelly brings invaluable customer service skills, and has been instrumental in taking Austin's where it is today, especially, the opening of the new location.