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Aggie favorite Grub Burger Bar throws its buns in the Dallas restaurant ring

Grub Burger Bar throws its buns in Dallas restaurant ring

Is your stomach ready for another burger concept? Here it comes: Grub Burger Bar, a startup from two former Outback execs, will open on Greenville Avenue, near the college-friendly corner of University Boulevard.

Grub premiered in spring 2012 in College Station. It comes from Jimmy Loup and Tom Kenney, who founded Grub after "studying the best burger joints around the country," reads the website. Loup says the opening will happen this summer. "We're looking at July or August," he says. They have plans for the space that he says will "really pop."

"Greenville Avenue, we love the area and all the changes that are taking place along that strip," he says. "It has a lot of energy."

 In addition to burgers, Grub has the obligatory "adult" milkshakes in unusual flavors (insert "sea salt caramel" here).

The style at Grub is similar to Hopdoddy, with a list of burger types ranging from Angus beef to alternatives such as turkey, chicken, tuna, and veggie made with eggplant and hummus. There are cheese fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings.

Toppings include ghost chili peppers, smoked mayonnaise, grilled pineapple, roasted red peppers, Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce, balsamic onions, absinthe mushrooms and tequila habañero. Buns and salad dressings are made onsite.

In addition to burgers, Grub has salads such as turkey pesto Cobb, plus the obligatory "adult" milkshakes in unusual flavors (insert "sea salt caramel" here), as well as a full-service bar.

The name "Grub" may sound like a synonym for food, but it has deeper meaning, Loup says. "It's an acronym: Good people, Real food, Unique vibe and Big flavors," he says. "Our culture is built around that acronym."

The Dallas location follows the news from December of an opening in Houston. They are expanding outside of Texas as well.

"We have several different markets we're close to lease on," Loup says. "We'll probably have six to eight open by the end of the year."

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Grub Burger Bar does Angus burgers plus alternatives like turkey, chicken, tuna and veg. GrubBurgerBar/Facebook
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Grub Burger Bar premiered in College Station in spring 2012. Photo courtesy of Grub Burger Bar