“We had trashbags over our windows and simply had coming soon signs in the area,” Brian said. “We put the now open signs out that morning.”
The support the first day was simply overwhelming, as the couple had standing room only crowds all day and by 2 p.m. were sending Brian’s mom out to get more provisions.
Outskirts served not only burgers, but wraps, salads and Mexican food as well from their small facility. Because of the response, the couple says they are going to have to expand in the very near future just to keep up with the demand.
Both insist the thing that makes their burgers are the soft, slightly sweet buns they discovered at another restaurant on North Padre Island. They began asking around, found the salesman for the bread and buns and the rest is history.
“There’s nothing worse than being half ay through a good burger and find the bun has disintegrated,” Brian said. “Our buns don’t do that.”
Everything is fresh made every day, including the french fries. They didn’t start out that way, however.
“We had a salesman tell us to use frozen french fries, telling us fresh cut fries were too much hassle,” Brian said. “We gave it a shot and found that while our burgers were being eaten, our fries simply weren’t.”
“We went out and bought a 50-pound bag of potatoes one day and told everyone who had a minute to spare to start cutting potatoes before we got a machine to cut them,” Stephanie said. “Now we know our fries are being eaten.”
The bacon cheesburger is the most popular burger, Brian said. “Despite the lack of any advertising with the exception of word of mouth and Facebook, word is quickly spreading about the place with people coming from Fort Worth, Mansfield and Springtown on a regular basis.
“Our repeat customers are like our extended family, which is what we wanted when we opened,” Stephanie said. “We get hugs from them and they come in and talk family, which is just great.”
Outskirtz Grill is open 11 a.m, to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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