August 20, By Jason Cohen
A restaurant chain serving southern style burgers and chicken is planning to open a Kew Gardens location in the fall, the company said.
Texas Chicken and Burgers, which has a total of 20 restaurants in New York and Philadelphia, is opening its third location in Queens this November at 120-10 Queens Blvd., near the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike subway station, according to Waheed Khosdal, a company spokesman.
In July, the restaurant chain opened its second location in Queens at 147-12 Jamaica Ave., near Sutphin Boulevard, in Jamaica. It also has a spot in Glen Oaks, at 255-21 Hillside Ave.
The menu features items such as cheese fries, biscuits, burgers, spicy fried chicken, homemade chicken tenders, salads and desserts.
The chain claims that its food is more nutritious than most burger joints. The burgers, Texas Chicken claims, are 100 percent natural, additive-free, consisting of preservative-free beef.
The menu is 100 percent Halal and Kosher. The company does not use lard in any of its products or oils.
“We have a better quality product than other fast food restaurants and yet we sell it at a lower price than our competitors,” Khosdal said.
Texas Chicken and Burgers will move into the spot that was formerly the home of an independent café, which was at one time a Caffe Bene.