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Rawlings says Heights is perfect location for ‘gears and grub’ style restaurant

Rawlings says Heights is perfect location for ‘gears and grub’ style restaurant

By Shannon Myers
Correspondent

Coming Mid-August, Richard Rawlings’ Garage restaurant, will be opening at former Twin Peaks location in Harker Heights.
“We’re thrilled to have another eating establishment in the community,” said Gina Pence, president of Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce.
The new restaurant venture, Richard Rawlings’ Garage will be another addition to Richard Rawlings’ growing empire. Rawlings, a Fort Worth native, is famous for his show on Discovery Channel’s “Fast n’ Loud.” The show revolves around Rawlings’ Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas where he and his crew specialize in restoring and reselling old and run-down vehicles.
“Harker Heights is in the heart of Texas, right next to Fort Hood, which is the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services. I am excited and looking forward to serving good food to good people, and I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather have the first location of Richard Rawlings’ Garage be,” said Rawlings in an announcement.
The Harker Heights location is smaller than the Dallas restaurant, made to have a more “hangout” feel. The space will present Rawlings’ passion for “gears and grub.”
There will be specialty merchandise available at the new restaurant. The menu will feature unique twists on classic American comfort foods such as braised brisket, sandwiches, beer, and burgers.
“There has been a lot of excitement revolving around the restaurant and the fame of Mr. Rawlings himself. Out social media page has blown up for anything we share about the restaurant,” said Pence.
So far, the Harker Heights Chamber’s Facebook page posting on the restaurant has been shared 721 times, with many comments expressing people’s enthusiasm of having a new restaurant in Harker Heights.
“We don’t have a lot of prime real estate left on the 190 corridor, so we’re just excited that we’re going to have something that has such a huge following. I think that we’ll have a lot of people coming into the community to check out the restaurant,” said Pence.
The second Rawlings’ Garage is scheduled to open in the coming fall at Foxwood Resort Casino in Connecticut.

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