Richard Rawlings is an entrepreneur, the star of Discovery Channel's popular series Fast N' Loud, and the new owner of a former Twin Peaks restaurant in Harker Heights, Texas.
Rawlings's new venture, set to be named "Richard Rawlings Garage," has a tentative grand opening date of August 10. The popular auto mechanic and racer already owns the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill, located just outside of Dallas.
Rawlings is a Fort Worth native who finds and restores old cars with his Gas Monkey Garage crew. His business is featured on the Discovery Channel's reality show Fast N' Loud, one of their most popular series.
The multitalented entrepreneur says that he hopes his new restaurant will attract the military crowd living in nearby Fort Hood. He plans to incorporate some of the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill's design elements in the new business.
Chamber of Commerce President Gina Pence says she hopes this new business will help spark more development in the town.
The announcement comes just a year after the closing of the original restaurant, Twin Peaks. Owners shut down the business after a shootout between bikers and police officers took place inside the chain's second location in Waco. According to KHOU, the incident left left nine dead and 20 injured.