So, I venture into the small — but quickly growing — Town of Prosper, looking for a meal. While I like to hunt out the mom and pop restaurants, I am not opposed to comfort food from the chain variety.
On Highway 289 South, heading towards Dallas, I spot the calling beacon and signage of Mooyah Burger. Even though I am no stranger to this franchise, it always nice to see how the different store locations stack up against each other. To no surprise, this one was not a letdown.
The staff was friendly and quick to take our order, while surprisingly knowledgeable about the menu items. I ordered the cheddar bacon burger combo-quarter pounder with cheese, sautéed onions and BBQ sauce, fries and a drink. The fries were called half and half, which meant I got a combo of regular spuds and sweet potato fries.
Mooyah Burger is a chain restaurant that was started by Rich Hicks and Todd Istre in Plano, Texas almost 11 years ago. Since its creation, there have been over 100 chain restaurants in 20 states and even other countries.
Mooyah has been ranked on Fast Casual’s Top Movers and Shakers list every year since 2009. It is also ranked in a Best Fast Casual Restaurant Franchise Company on Franchiserankings.com.
This Mooyah Burger is a new business to the Town of Prosper. It has only been opened for business for approximately a month. The assistant manager, Ben Williams, said the restaurant helps the community surrounding the location.
“We do fundraisers,” Williams said. “All you have to do is speak with the manager, the manager will set up a specific day for the fundraiser. Then, a portion of that business day’s proceeds will go towards the fundraiser.”
Williams said the fundraisers are normally for the community’s schools or school functions.
The restaurant also offers a discount to all military personnel.
Before being transferred to the new Prosper location, Williams was at the McKinney store. Williams said he has loved working for the company for the past year and a half. “I like the people,” Williams said. “I like my coworkers and all the customers. The cool thing is that quite a few of the regulars from the McKinney location comes to the Prosper one now. So, I still get to see my regulars.”
Until you can make it by Mooyah’s, here’s a simple comfort food for the home chefs.
Sliders — 30 min style
1 1/2 pounds ground meat
1/2 pounds breakfast sausage
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ onion fine diced
Cheese of choice
Slider buns of choice (I like the Hawaiian dinner rolls)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix meats with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Place in baking tray press flat and even, then bake for 25 min. Set aside meat, and drain liquid from pan. Cut dinner rolls in half lengthwise, and place bottom half in pan. Top with meat onions and cheese, then add top layer of rolls bake additional 20 minutes, then cut and serve. Hope you enjoy!