We are excited to kick off our Female Founders Series with Austinite, Kathy Terry, founder of charitable app InLieu and co-founder of P. Terry's and Taco Ranch.
Philanthropy is important to Kathy in both her business and personal life. We adore Kathy' s leadership because she makes real community impact. Since 2005, Kathy has reinvented the quality of fast food by serving all-natural ingredients, as well as, reinvesting over $900,000 through the restaurant benefiting local-charities. Now, Kathy is making waves as an app developer.
We can't wait to learn more about how Kathy seems to do it all, in her visit to The Riveter, Austin. Conversation will be moderated by TR Austin General Manager, Elisa Sepulveda.
Nacho bar provided by Taco Ranch. Wine provided by C.L. Butaud
A fierce female and serial entrepreneur, Kathy Terry has been making waves since starting her first business over 20 years ago. In 2005 she co-founded P. Terry’s Burger Stand with her husband Patrick and quickly established its presence as a socially and health-conscious fast food alternative. With fifteen P. Terry’s locations and counting (and a hot new fast casual Mexican offering called Taco Ranch) there’s no denying that Kathy Terry has helped change the way Austinites do “fast casual.”
Kathy and Patrick have a heart for philanthropy, and giving back has always been a core principle of the Terry’s business model. Through their stewardship, the restaurant chain has donated over $900,000 to date, all benefiting local nonprofits. But Kathy didn’t stop there - in 2018 she launched an all-new mobile app called inLieu: the first social giving app where users can make donations and share a personal message with a friend, anytime, anywhere.
Kathy’s mission to change the way we think about giving is a reflection of a lifetime of charitable giving and service. Her goal is simple–to make it easier for people to make the world a better place.
Kathy and Patrick live in Austin Texas with their two children, Kate and Caroline.