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New Gustine business serving up burgers, more

Manager Mohamed Altarb and cook Ashraf Moosa say business has been brisk at the new Texas Burger Drive-In in Gustine.

Manager Mohamed Altarb and cook Ashraf Moosa say business has been brisk at the new Texas Burger Drive-In in Gustine.

GUSTINE – A new addition to the Gustine business community has fired up the grill and is serving up classic burgers and other traditional drive-in fare.

Texas Burger Drive-In opened at the first of the month, manager Mohamed Altarb said recently, and daily business has been brisk.

“This is like an old-style, old-fashioned drive-in,” he explained, describing the fare as fast food – but with home-style quality.

Altarb said the business is owned by a family with restaurants in other cities as well.

His interest in the Gustine restaurant was piqued during trips up and down Highway 33, Altarb noted.

The location was good, the community seemed nice and there appeared to be a niche in the market, he explained.

Several months were spent preparing the restaurant to re-open as a drive-in style eatery.

“We remodeled it and put everything new into it. We wanted to make it look like a fast-food restaurant,” Altarb pointed out.

The menu offers a wide variety of burgers, sandwiches, dinners, salads, sides and ice cream.

Bacon burgers and pastrami sandwiches have been among the leading menu items, the manager said, and ice cream has been popular as well.

The drive-in is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.