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Burger Town still “hopping” with great grub

By Van Wade

Though folks can no longer step into the doors and turn back the clock that reminds them of the 1950s and a tremendous atmosphere, Burger Town continues to hum right along as the restaurant continues to serve hungry Orange Countians while the dreaded coronavirus continues to shake up the country.

Those that have frequented Burger Town over the years have usually left with their mouths watering after eating those famous burgers, whether or not it was the Big Bopper, Pizza Burger or the Belly Burger.

Then, of course, are those delicious Shrimp Po-Boys along with those Steak Finer Baskets and Fish Baskets. Their salads and wraps are superb as well and they put nearly everything on any spud you could ask for.

Everyone can still get their “grub” on at Burger Town, but not the old-fashioned way.

“We’re staying pretty busy with our drive-thru and curbside service,” said owner Jason Montagne. “We still have our full menu and we’re eager to stay open for everyone. It’s a tough time for all of us and we’re so happy to be able to serve up great meals for people.”

Montagne is proud to see the regular customers drop by as well as so many new faces.

“We’re just proud to be back serving the folks from our area,” said Montagne. “We’re glad people still think of us and we’re continuing to get big orders. We had nice orders from the City of Bridge City and Bridge City Bank a couple days ago. We can prepare meals for groups and I want to remind people that we still have our daily specials that they can see on our Facebook page.”

Burger Town is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. To call in an order call (409) 735-8840.

“Just give us a call and we’ll have it ready for you,” said Montagne. “You can drive through and we can walk it out to your car.”

With the shortages at grocery stores in the past week, Burger Town has also been a part of helping citizens get certain items that were in demand.

“We’ve been able to get some items in bulk, like 30-packs of eggs, loaves of bread and butter and have been able to sell and distribute those out to people,” said Montagne. “We started doing that more than a week ago. We don’t know how long we will continue to do it now that the demand has slowed down a little since grocery stores can stock up more now. They are not getting hit so hard with the amount of people that were in the stores like they were, but we’ll continue to do it while we can.”

On Mar. 24 Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to issue guidance allowing restaurants to sell bulk retail products from restaurant supply chain distributors directly to consumers. Under this guidance, restaurants are able to sell items like packaged meat, fruit and vegetables, and dry goods directly to the public to prepare and consume at home.

This guidance has allowed distributors and restaurants to provide Texans another source of food outside of grocery stores and prepared food from restaurants. These bulk food items would be available for purchase through restaurants offering drive-thru, delivery, pick-up, and curbside service.

“A vital part of our COVID-19 response is to ensure that there are readily available supplies of food and resources, whether that is at grocery stores or, in this case, restaurants,” said Abbott. “This guidance gives Texans another easily accessible option to buy the food they need to support their families. The State of Texas continues to work with distributors, retailers, and restaurants to ensure they have the support they need to continue providing for Texans. I thank Representative Tan Parker, the Texas Restaurant Association, and the Department of State Health Services for their collaboration to take this important step to help Texas families as our state responds to COVID-19.”