Veteran burger joint Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers has a new branch in the works, set to open in Frisco's Granite Park area. A spokesman for the burger chain said that the new branch would open in a couple of months.
One of Dallas' original burger joints, Chip's has been around for more than 30 years, doing what many feel are the best burgers in town. The menu includes burgers, milkshakes, cheese fries, onion rings, tater tots, and sweet potato fries.
One cool feature is that you can choose from a 1/3-pound or 1/2-pound burger, which are big round thin patties, served on a soft poppy-seed bun. They come in a wide variety of options: beef, bison, turkey, tuna, vegetarian, or portabella mushroom. There's also a build-your-own option with toppings such as caramelized onions, mushrooms, bacon, blue cheese, poblano pepper, and avocado.
A cheeseburger with fries and a drink comes in well under $15. In addition to burgers, there are salads and baked potatoes, which you can get with toppings such as pulled pork or chicken and gravy.
The casual atmosphere includes red-checkered plastic tablecloths, booths, oldies music, and beer.
Chip's was founded by Bill and Lynn Gross, and was located in Knox/Henderson for many years. Current owner Brent Gamster, a food and beverage industry veteran, took it over in 2011, with a plan to open more branches, including the one he opened in Lakewood in 2013.