Richardson local serves up 'hamburgers and hotrods' at Meteor Hamburgers on Belt Line Road

Andrew Belshe, left, runs the Wylie location while his father, Scott Belshe, runs the Richardson branch. (Courtesy Meteor Hamburgers)
Andrew Belshe, left, runs the Wylie location while his father, Scott Belshe, runs the Richardson branch. (Courtesy Meteor Hamburgers)

Andrew Belshe, left, runs the Wylie location while his father, Scott Belshe, runs the Richardson branch. (Courtesy Meteor Hamburgers)

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The Western B-B-Q Burger features grilled jalapenos, crispy bacon, American cheese and hickory barbecue sauce. (Courtesy Meteor Hamburgers)
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Vintage and late-model cars are on display weekly at both locations starting in March. (Courtesy Meteor Hamburgers)
Scott Belshe spent 15 years in the corporate car industry before he decided to purchase a struggling restaurant as his retirement project. A customer at the Meteor Hamburgers in Wylie, Belshe said he felt connected to the business in more ways than one.

“The suite ... was an auto parts store for years and years, and I actually worked there when I was in high school,” he said.

Success at the restaurant took off after he and his son Andrew revamped the restaurant’s branding, renovated the suite and created a new slate of menu items. In 2019, Scott opened a second location near where he lives in Richardson.

“We reopened with a heavy push on great, quality food and real customer service,” he said.

The restaurant’s theme of “hamburgers and hot rods” was born out of the desire to create something really unique, Scott said. The decor is centered around vintage cars and motorcycles; oldies music blares from the stereo; and a continuous loop of “Car TV” plays on the big screens, Scott said.


Scott said the business regularly participates in food drives and holds spirit nights for area schools, and its signature, bright-red 1966 Ford pickup drives in the local homecoming and Christmas parades.

Burgers at Meteor run the gamut of traditional to unique. Customer favorites include the Hangover Burger, which is topped with a fried egg, ham, bacon, cheese and hash browns, as well as the The Peanut Butter Burger, which includes two thin patties, bacon, cheddar cheese and Jif peanut butter.

“We serve your great, old-fashioned hamburgers with all the trimmings,” he said. “You can ... get a burger just the way your mom used to make it at home; however, we also have our local favorites.”

Meteor Hamburgers

1608 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson

972-803-4880

www.meteorhamburgers.com

Hours: Tue.-Thu. and Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Mon.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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