From handling a squad to running a restaurant, check out these 6 Veterans who made a name for themselves as restauranteurs.

Before starting the list, we’d like to highlight these three local veteran-owned restaurants.

6 Klicks Cafe in Helotes, Texas

This veteran-owned local cafe opened earlier this year, serving out juicy burgers, tasty fried catfish, and hand-battered onion rings. The owner served in the military for ten years and has derived the name from the unwritten rule of the servicemen, “I have your six,” which means I got your back. Inside the cafe, you can also find memorabilia from the military and remembrance of those who have fallen.

Compadres Hill Country Cocina in Boerne, Texas

Aside from its fast-selling barbecue, this veteran-owned restaurant is also known for its weekly national anthem performance in honor of those who serve the country performed by a retired Army band director with his trumpet. Like 6 Klicks Cafe, the Compadres also showcases tons of military memorabilia, ramping up a patriotic vibe as you dine in with its Mexican and Tex-Mex food.