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New Eatery Opening in Kew Gardens to Offer 'Healthier' Burgers, Rep Says

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 16, 2017 10:30am
 Texas Cheese Burger at Texas Chicken and Burgers.
Texas Cheese Burger at Texas Chicken and Burgers.
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QUEENS — A new eatery serving Southern-style burgers and chicken meals is planning to open a new location in Kew Gardens, the company said.

Texas Chicken and Burgers, which has nearly two dozens restaurants in New York and Philadelphia, is slated to open its newest outpost at 120-20 Queens Blvd., near the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station on the E and F subway lines, sometime in October, according to its representative.

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About two weeks ago the company also opened a new restaurant at 147-12 Jamaica Ave., near Sutphin Boulevard, in Jamaica.

The menu, which is the same at all locations, features items like Texas cheeseburger, chicken biscuit, cod fillet fish sandwich and jumbo shrimp. Patrons can also chose from several salads and deserts.

Waheed Khosdal, one of the partners, said that the meals at Texas Chicken and Burgers are made using halal meat, which contains no preservatives and byproducts.

“Our entire menu is prepped inside our locations, there is nothing coming in frozen," said Khosdal.

The meat, he added, is delivered daily from several locations, including Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant in Wisconsin.

“We offer American food that is acceptable both to Muslims and people who are health conscious,” he said.

“It’s also affordable," he noted.

Patrons will most likely pay a little over $7 for a combo, he said.

Texas Chicken and Burgers will join several eateries that are already on the block, which also features a pizzeria and McDonald's.

Greenwich Village eatery Eva’s Kitchen specializing in healthy sandwiches and salads is also planning to open its new outpost there.

Texas Chicken and Burgers will replace a coffee shop which first opened as Caffebene in Aug. 2015. It later turned its back on its franchise agreement and changed its name, before closing in January.