By: Nate Greene, BBN 

Hey there, burger lovers, there is a new Checkers coming to Baytown! Checkers & Rally’s, an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its exceptional value, people-first attitude and “Crazy Good Food” will host a grand opening for their new location in Baytown, Texas on Feb. 10.

The three-hour event will feature music, entertainment, specialty menu items, prizes, and guest appearances by Houston’s “Hometown Hero” Slim Thug, and rap legend Lil Keke. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to attend.

Check out fun the Bayou Beat street team had at the last grand opening.


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Checkers is committed to consistently serving the community in many ways. In 2023, they assisted in back-to-school drives, provided a platform for Coolxdad 501c3, supported HBCU athletes during the Final Four weekend, and partnered with youth organizations for Houston Step Fest, just to name a few.

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For this grand opening, Checkers will partner with non-profit Love Network to collect socks and undergarments for those in need. All attendees are encouraged to bring brand new socks and undergarments as there will be donation boxes onsite. A percentage of sales during the event will also be donated to Love Network.

“We are excited to be a part of the Baytown community and host our grand opening. Our goal is to continue to provide craveable food and the best value to our guests,” said Ashley Alam, franchise owner.

“I absolutely love Checkers & Rally’s, and the efforts we bring to the community,” said Slim Thug. “I grew up going there all the time with my family, and I’m excited to spread the word about the brand’s great food and service.”


Based in Tampa, Fla., Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc., an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its “Crazy Good Food,” exceptional value, and people-first attitude, operates and franchises both Checkers® and Rally’s® restaurants. With nearly 900 restaurants and room to grow, Checkers & Rally’s is a proven brand with flexible building formats that is aggressively expanding across the country. Checkers & Rally’s is dedicated to being a place where franchisees and employees who work hard can create opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. In recent years, the brand has earned several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including: “#1 Most Craveable Fries” by Restaurant Business; Best Franchise Deal and “Best Drive-Thru in America” by QSR Magazine; Top Food and Beverage Franchise by Franchise Business Review; the “Hot! Again” award from Nation’s Restaurant News and has consistently been ranked on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. For more information about franchise opportunities with Checkers & Rally’s, please visit

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Do you want fries with that? Well, tell Slim Thug and Checkers!