Burgers are on the way with a fifth location of Village Burger Bar, the small Dallas-based chain, opening near downtown Dallas, at 1845 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. The restaurant will open in late December.
Village Burger Bar was acquired in July by Firebird Restaurant Group, which also owns El Fenix, Meso Maya, La Ventana, and fellow burger concept Snuffer's. Firebird CEO Mike Karns says that this opening fits in with the master plan.
"We acquired Village Burger Bar with the intention of taking the brand to the next level and expanding its locations across North Texas," Karns says in a release. "Our newest location will be next to Dallas' core attractions like Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum, and American Airlines Center, which is convenient for both locals and visitors."
What it's really close to are siblings Meso Maya and La Ventana, which are about a block away.
Village Burger Bar serves burgers, salads, sandwiches, and paninis in a modern and warm setting. Each restaurant also features multiple taps for local craft beers.
Founders Mike and Susan Matta were early on the better-burger trend when they opened their first Village Burger Bar at West Village in 2005. The burger is a blend of tenderloin, chuck and brisket. They also do a popular portobello mushroom veggie burger and a turkey burger with dried cranberries.
In addition to West Village, there are locations in Allen, Plano's Shops at Legacy, and North Dallas, which opened in 2013.
While most restaurants serve one kind of burger or another, there are relatively few burger-centric restaurants in downtown Dallas, with Chop House Burger on Main Street from DRG being the exception. Now there will be another, .06 miles away.