The house used for filming the iconic 1974 horror film is becoming a family restaurant.

The house was originally located in Round Rock but was taken down and reassembled in Kingsland.

It was turned into Grand Central Cafe' in 2012 but now it is becoming a full-service restaurant called "Hooper's" named in honor of the director of the horror classic, Tobe Hooper who passed away in 2017.

One of the new owners, Simon Madera, says the restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with cocktails but don't expect to see anyone dressed as Leatherface cutting your meat with a chainsaw.

But movie-inspired drinks will definitely be included like the Bloody Marilyn, which is just a simple Bloody Mary, the Ripper, and Grandpa Sawyer.

Breakfast will include omelets, pancakes, huevos rancheros, and breakfast tacos. Lunch will feature sandwiches and burgers to wings and chips and queso. Dinner will include Southern staples like chicken fried steak and other tasty items like blackened ribeye and chicken alfredo.

There will be a shrine upstairs to honor the movie with shots from the movie and posters and other memorabilia.

Since the house and inn are registered as a Texas Historic Landmark, both are protected from major alterations from their classic Victorian style.

The owners of the restaurant are asking fans to donate a chainsaw for an art installation with a one-year commitment to keeping it at the restaurant, included with it will be a history of the chainsaw along with the owner's name displayed with it.

So next time you are in Kingsland, Texas, which is about an hour northwest of Austin, make sure you stop by Hooper's and enjoy the memories of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."




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