Inside the Garage

The story of Richard Rawlings

Gears & Grub - Fuel Yourself Up


Parked in the Heart of Texas, Richard Rawlings’ Garage gives you a look under the hood at his love for gears and grub. We specialize in revved up twists on American Comfort Classics, including burgers, sandwiches, braised brisket, and beer. At Richard Rawlings’ Garage made from scratch food comes standard. It’s all in the details.


Bottom line, if we’re gonna have fun, it better have a motor


Richard Rawlings, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, Followed in his dad’s footsteps and developed a passion for cars
from an early age, building cars and attending car shows with him. The earliest photograph of Richard, aside from
his infant years, is of him sitting in a Volkswagen Beetle peddal car. Richard bought his first car when he was 14
years old: a Green ‘74 Mercury comet. By the time he hit his senior year in high school, he was already on his third
car: a ‘77 Bandit Trans Am. Richard says he has always worked just so could have cars. He even took a bullet in the
early 90’s as he fought off a carjacker who was trying to steal his ‘65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback.

Richard has held several jobs to feed his car habit. He was a firefighter, police officer, paramedic all before he was 21
years old. He eventually left those jobs to start his own business, building a printing and advertising company from
the ground up. He later sold it so he could fund his next venture: Gas Monkey Garage – a world renowned hot rod
shop that has produced and shipped cars for people around the world.

Richard Rawlings’ Garage gives you a look under the hood at his love for gears and grub. Specializing in revved up
twists on American classics, including burgers, sandwiches, braised brisket and beer. At Richard Rawlings’ Garage
made from scratch food comes standard. It’s all in the details.