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A Texas burger joint that was set up as a tribute to former President Donald Trump has reportedly become a hit with locals as well as tourists.

According to Houston Chronicle, in Bellville, which is about an hour or so northwest of Houston, Trump Burger is a standard burger joint. But it has the added twist of being a monument to the 45th U.S. President. It's got pro-Trump banners and American flags are seen hanging from the side of the patio deck. Atop the restaurant’s name, is an illustration of Trump.

Trump supporter Roland Beainy, who is a second-generation Lebanese-American, said that he opened the restaurant in Bellville, Texas in 2020. It was just a year after he moved back to the U.S. after living in Lebanon for many years. He said that being an immigrant from a place where "everything is bad and you work for almost $200, you see somebody like him to support the country and get the economy doing better." Beainy added that him being an entrepreneur, he appreciates what Trump did.

According to Business Insider, restaurants with political themes can become divisive. But the metrics appear in Beainy's favor given that Trump won almost 80% of the vote in Austin County two years ago, where Bellville is located.

One local said that he wasn't very political, but enjoyed eating there for the service. He also found the decorations amusing. Another local said that the restaurant was packed on weekends.

As for Trump, his approval rating among Republicans is falling. A recent New York Times poll placed his support at 49%, but he remains the overwhelming favorite for the Grand Old Party nomination. In fact, "Trump 2024" banners hang proudly in the burger joint.

Beainy said that he has had to deal with the downsides of coming up with a business dedicated to Trump, with the second-highest final disapproval rating on record. He added that they got a lot of "bad calls at the start... people who wanted to burn the place down." He found it scary at first, but "we don't have those calls anymore." He also shared that they have a great following, and "not all of them are Trump supporters. They come for the food and the service."

Beainy hopes that the former President will stop by for a meal one day. He said that he has some contacts that could get to the businessman-turned-politician. Going by his eating habits, the eating place's menu could actually appeal to him given his fondness for McDonald's.

Cheeseburgers are seen during a picnic for military families hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House on July 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images

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