Hopdoddy Burger Bar opens 2 new DFW spots

Posted 7:05am on Thursday, Jan. 09, 2014

Hopdoddy Burger Bar – the Austin import with the eye-rollingly good burgers – continues its welcome infiltration of the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Hopdoddy’s first Dallas spot opened in 2012 in Preston Center, and we fell hard for their gourmet burgers during our 2013 DFW Burger Battle, where it made our Final Four. (Oh, Magic Shroom burger, how we hanker for your grass-fed patty, your goat cheese and pesto, dripping from our chins.)

So we’re pleased to report that a second Dallas ’Doddy will be opening in Uptown – in the McKinney Avenue spot that housed Frankie’s Sports Bar, which closed last June. It’s estimated to open in April, according to Josh Newton of Bread & Butter Public Relations.

But wait – there’s more! Also forthcoming is an Addison location, set to open in Village on the Parkway (h/t Dallas Business Journal). That spot is targeted for an opening during the summer of 2014, Newton says.

Of course, burger-fiends that we are, we’re hoping that an outpost in Fort Worth won’t be far behind. We reached out to another member of the Hopdoddy PR team, Erin Fohn, who told us Hopdoddy would “LOVE” to be in Fort Worth, but that they haven’t found the perfect location yet.

The restaurant also recently opened a location in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has plans to expand throughout Texas and the West coast, Newton says.

So Hopdoddy’s scouting Fort Worth locations? Let’s help them out.

West 7th? Maybe too much burger saturation, with powerhouses Rodeo Goat and Fred’s Texas Cafe taking up camp there.

The revamped Sundance Square? Downtown could use another buzz-worthy burger to add to the impressive-but-somewhat-hidden H2 Burger Co., and Five Guys and Jakes, which are solid, but lacking in “wow” factor.

Or how about Magnolia Avenue, a burgeoning foodie strip where burgers haven’t overloaded the neighborhood yet?

Let us know where you think Hopdoddy should set up shop in Fort Worth, by posting a comment below.

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