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


Hours: Tue.-Thu. and Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Mon.