If there’s one thing you can’t have too many of in a small Texas town, it’s great burger joints. The good news is that Stephenville’s about to add a unique one to its collection around the beginning of August – Outpost Burger Co.

Randy Gist will be managing the restaurant – which is the brainchild of he and owner, Greg Frazier – two guys with over 50 combined years of working for, and owning corporate “cookie-cutter chain restaurants.”

But working inside the box like that finally got to them − as they explain in their “Our Story” flyer that sums it all up: “Greg and Randy got fed up! These two born and raised Texans began to realize it was time to go their own way. Since the corporate big wigs had stopped listening to the guys on the front line, it was time to take the bull by the horns.“

And now they have.

This beautifully-appointed new eatery is sure to become a Stephenville fave, and as Gist explains, “Of course as the name implies, burgers are our specialty and we’ll have about 10 different burgers on the menu.”

He continues, “But in addition to burgers, we’ll be offering sandwiches, soups, salads, wings, beer and wine and a whole lot more.”

The space at Outpost Burger Co. is about 3,500 square feet and as Gist points out, “We’ll be employing around 50 to 60 people. We’d like to let people know we’re hiring right now, so they can stop by and pick up an application. It’s going to be a fun place to work for sure and we hope we’ll get people who want to stick with us for a long time.”

From the menu:

•Dallas Breakfast Burger: ½ pound beef patty, lettuce, tomato, bacon, fried egg topped with crispy golden hash browns, sautéed onions and bell peppers served on a brioche bun •Austin Veggie Burger: Vegan burger patty, lettuce, tomato, onion pickles served on your choice of bun or leaf lettuce •Buns: Jalapeno, sourdough, Texas toast, Hoagie, Leaf lettuce, gluten free •Appetizers: Cheese sticks, chili cheese fries, bottle caps, which are sliced and battered jalapenos fried and served with buttermilk ranch dressing •Desserts: Pies  •Deputy Suppers: Big Valley – two scoops of macaroni and cheese, Gunsmoke – 4 oz. beef patty, pickles served on a bun, Maverick – grilled cheese on Texas toast, Rawhide – three battered and fried chicken strips That’s just a snapshot – the menu is massive − so you’re bound to find something you like. And Gist emphasizes, “This is definitely a family-friendly restaurant so we hope people will bring the kids and grandparents. And we want it to be a favorite for date night, too.”

Gist adds, “With so much to do to get opened, we haven’t joined the Chamber of Commerce here yet – but we will and we’ll announce a ribbon cutting and grand opening as soon as we’re  sure about the date when we’ll be ready to get going.”

Outpost Burger Co. is located at 2847 W. Washington just past McDonald’s on the right side of the street as you head toward Dublin. By the way, it is a walk-in, no-server restaurant meaning you order at the counter and grab your food there too. 

You can call them at 254-434-4603 or visit their website at OutpostBurgerCo.com.