Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by Jenna Magness
Black Meg has become the newest and most popular burger location among the college students and residents of Belton. They are devoted to giving its customers high-quality food and service.
Surprisingly, the burger chain's name comes from the rolling hills of Angus County, Scotland. A man named William Fullerton began to breed cattle in 1833 and purchased an Aberdeen cow named, Black Meg. Having more than 30 calves, Meg is considered the founder of the Angus breed since most Angus cattle can be traced back to her. Thus, the original Black Meg gave the burger chain its identity.
Brothers Bob and Allan Vassal started Black Meg two years ago in Copperas Cove, TX. They had been in the restaurant business for over 35 years and decided to give back to the community by making a good quality burger. After a successful run in Copperas Cove, the Vassals opened one in Killeen as well.
"People kept asking if Black Meg's would open in Belton," said general manager Solomon Amoako-Addo. "Because we were growing in Central Texas and the demand of food was great, we opened here in June."
Business has been booming since their arrival. On Sept. 8, National Cheeseburger Day, Black Meg sold 1000 burgers.
"What makes us different than other burger places is our quality and prices," said Amoako-Addo. "For only five dollars, you can get a fresh burger and french fries. We have a unique "meg sauce" that comes on every burger. The people who work here are also well trained and customer friendly."
A special service Black Meg's performs is giving discounts to those in the army, firefighters, police officers, and EMS. "We want to give back to those who serve," said Amoako-Addo.
On Sept. 25, Black Meg celebrated its two-year anniversary by discounting its food and having a new design knife.
"I feel like we will continue to grow in Central Texas and hopefully expand even more," said Amoako-Addo.