Hopdoddy Burger Bar, serving craft burgers and local beer with a lively neighborhood vibe, is projected to open six to eight locations in 2017 in new and existing markets. The Austin-born burger joint will make its debut in Nashville at the historic Hillsboro Village and in the budding Texas A&M Bio-corridor in Bryan-College Station. Additionally, Hopdoddy will open at least two more locations in Houston and one in Dallas–Fort Worth. In 2016, Hopdoddy opened another well-received location in Southern California, its first locations in both Houston and San Antonio as well as a second location in Arizona.
The two new markets were a target for the growing burger joint and Nashville’s expected surge of gourmet burger eateries in 2017 positions Hopdoddy as a front runner. In addition to its proximity to Texas A&M University, the Bryan-College Station location will also be a dining destination for residents and tourists alike once ATLAS, a master-planned community designed community driven business growth, opening over 2017. Success in existing markets, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, poised the burger joint for growth across North Texas.
“We look forward to serving our world-famous burgers to our soon-to-be fanatical guests in new markets and we’re humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response from existing markets,” says Hopdoddy Burger Bar CEO, Jeff Chandler. “Our growth and expansion is part of a long-term plan to steadily grow our company, while reinforcing our commitment to our team members, our quality, local purveyors and brewers, in addition to meaningful nonprofit organizations in each community that we truly believe in.”
Hopdoddy was created to express the perfect union of craft burgers and craft beer: handcrafted beer (Hop) + (Doddy), the nickname given to the native cow in Aberdeen, Scotland. The beloved burger and beer joint serves made-from-scratch burgers utilizing the freshest available, all-natural ingredients. Hopdoddy is dedicated to using the finest hormone and antibiotic free meats which are ground in-house and served on buns made throughout the day in the in-house bakery, alongside house-cut Kennebec fries and handspun milkshakes. In addition to the highest quality burgers, Hopdoddy maintains a strong commitment to serving local craft beers and spirits by a team of creative, authentic and free-spirited folks that are passionate about serving each guest with true hospitality, genuine care and a concern for the guest experience.
Through Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s philanthropic initiative, Goodnight for a Good Cause, the burger joint donated over $112,500 in 2016 to organizations such as Make-A-Wish North Texas, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock and more. The purchase of one Goodnight Burger donates $1 of each burger to a specific nonprofit in each market. Hopdoddy will expand the philanthropic program in 2017 to partner with additional organizations in each new market.