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Rogers RoundHouse is executing a classic Tex-Mex concept in an American beer garden

Rogers RoundHouse has been officially open since Monday and co-owner Tommy Koons said it’s been a hit so far.

“It’s really great — we’re getting busier every day,” Koons said. “We did friends and family over the weekend, but to see people come in that I didn’t have to invite and offer free food to is great.”

Located at 1616 Rogers Road, Rogers RoundHouse is an American beer garden with 22 televisions and a menu Koons described as “Texican.” Mike Spangler is the chef executing Koons’ classic Tex-Mex concept.

So far, Koons said, the most popular item on the menu has been the Rogers Roundhouse Burger, which has two patties made of ground American wagyu beef.

“I’ve got to say, the burger has been the biggest hit, and I think we knew it would be,” Koons said. “I think the most surprising thing (people are enjoying) is the chicken nuggets.”

The chicken fried chicken nuggets, Koons said, are similar to the ones at Chick-Fil-A. They’re chunks of white meat battered and deep fried and served with a variety of house-made sauces.

The menu also includes items made with Curly’s Frozen Custard, since Curly’s owner Bourke Harvey is also a co-owner.

This is the first week Rogers Roundhouse is open, and the brunch service will start on Saturday. The brunch menu includes the nuggets and waffles and classic biscuits and gravy.

Rogers RoundHouse is open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Carla Jimenez covers breaking business news and commercial retail development. Born and raised in Euless, she took a detour in the Midwest for a few years, but she’s back in the land of football, barbecue and Dr Pepper.