Mini burgers have landed in downtown Dallas: Burgerim, an international fast-casual chain specializing in gourmet mini-burgers, has opened its most central location in Dallas' West End, at 1722 Market St.
The space they're in used to be home to Ellen's, which moved to a bigger location nearby; the space was divided into two and is now home to Burgerim and Kokopelli Sweets.
Burgerim was founded in Israel in 2013, then debuted in the United States in 2016 where it's growing at a fast pace.
They do 2.8-ounce "mini-patties," which you can order in a single, duo, trio, or a 16-pack, then customize away from a choice of buns, sauces, and toppings.
The patty itself has numerous options including beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, merguez (spicy beef), turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, veggie, Spanish beef, or falafel.
The veggie burger is vegetarian, not vegan, but is made in-house from green lentils, tofu, carrots, and onion.
The burger comes with lettuce, tomato, and onion, but they put those on the bottom — their rationale being that they'll absorb the flavors from above. In the burger world, this counts as controversial.
You can also choose from nine additional special toppings, including mushrooms, jalapeños, grilled onions, bacon, avocado, fried egg, and choice of cheese from Swiss, cheddar, bleu, or pepper jack.
They do an unusual style of fries: cut into rounds like a thick potato chip. There are also sweet potato fries, home fries, and onion rings; plus wings, chicken tenders, and a trio of salads that include a chopped salad and a salad with grilled chicken.
The West End location is owned and operated by first-time franchisee Wes Williams, who has been a Dallas firefighter for 13 years - three of those years spent at station 45 in the West End.
As a West End regular, he sensed it would be an ideal spot for Burgerim.
In addition to the usual array of burgers, this location has a full bar with signature drinks; a 1,000-square-foot patio; and four TVs. In addition to the usual third-party delivery, they also do catering and have late-night hours: Monday-Thursday from 11 am-midnight, and Friday-Sunday from 11 am-2 am.