The Garage Burgers & Beer is wrapping up construction at 190 Mall Drive –– just west of Panda Express near Shawnee Mall.

The Garage Burgers & Beer is wrapping up construction at 190 Mall Drive –– just west of Panda Express near Shawnee Mall.

City Planning Director Justin DeBruin said the restaurant site is progressing well –– things are coming together fast.

Though he said he has not received official confirmation yet, it looks like the eatery could open around the first week in June.

“I think it will be an excellent fit for the community,” Tim Burg, executive director of the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation, said. “We are fortunate that the Hal Smith Restaurant Group selected Shawnee for one of their newer concepts.”

Hal Smith has influenced over 14 concepts that operate in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Arizona and Nebraska. They employ more than 6,500 employees, according to the Hal Smith Restaurants website, ehsrg.com.

The concepts vary from high-end steakhouses to burger joints, Mexican, seafood, and everything in between.

Some Hal Smith restaurants include: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Toby Keith’s I love this Bar & Grill, Kd’s (Kevin Durant), Charleston’s, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and more.

There are Garage Burgers & Beer restaurants in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Del City and Stillwater, as well as one in Arkansas.

“They should do very well here and, of course, it lets Shawnee offer the consumers in this region just one more dining option,” Burg said.

He said, “We’ve heard nothing but good things about their menu, and everyone we’ve talked to about this new venue is excited it’s coming.”

For more information, visit eatatthegarage.com.

 

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