Hopdoddy Burger is opening its doors to Texans but it won’t be an ordinary way of opening according to a CultureMap Dallas article from April 5. They say,
“This seems hard to believe but Plano is about to get its very first location of Hopdoddy Burger Bar. The Austin-based pioneer of the “better burger” trend will bring burgers and fries to Plano with an opening on April 15 at 8255 Preston Rd. #300.
That address is currently home to a Grub Burger; the Grub Burger bar chain was acquired by Hopdoddy in January. Grub will close after dinner on Sunday April 11, and undergo a five-day transformation. On Friday, April 15, voila: It will reopen as a Hopdoddy in time for lunch (and hells bells, you may as well stick around for happy hour).
“This is the first step in brand’s exponential growth and we look forward to welcoming our fans in Plano,” Chandler says.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar was founded in Austin in 2010 and set off the better burger trend, a more gourmet (and more expensive) version of fast-food burger chains that continues to this very day.”
Even though they are taking over Grub Burger, Hopdoddy will not acquire Grub’s menu since they plan to bring their own signature burger and specialties according to a Local Profile article from April 7 which reports,
“Hopdoddy’s signature burgers include the Buffalo Bill, made with a bison patty, blue cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, buffalo sauce and mayo; as well as the Magic Shroom, goat cheese, field mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and basil pesto sauce. As for sharable fries, some fan favorites include the nacho fries, topped with queso, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream; and the hot honey and sage fries, which are sweet potato fries with hot honey sauce and crispy sage.
For those looking for a vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian option. Hopdoddy has some delicious choices. Trust us, we’ve tried them. The Ahi Tuna burger made with sushi-grade tuna and topped with pickled ginger and cucumber wasabi never disappoints. And, El Bandito made with black beans as well as the Beyond Vegan are both as tasty as a “real” burger. At least, in our opinion.
Hopdoddy also offers gluten free buns. But not just any gluten free buns. Hopdoddy makes their own gluten free buns from scratch.
Currently, Hopdoddy together with its latest branch, has 30 locations across the country. They are looking to add 17 more locations as they slowly convert Grub locations around the US.