New Florida burger restaurant chain arrives in Dallas with buns blazing
The time has come for Florida-based burger chain BurgerFi to make its Dallas debut. The first location will open at Mockingbird Central Plaza at 5456 E. Mockingbird Ln., in the former Burger King spot at the southwest corner of McMillan Avenue.
According to a release, the opening date is June 25.
In addition to beef burgers, BurgerFi's menu has a veggie burger, Vienna hot dogs, fries, onion rings, frozen custard, and cane sugar soda. The chain launched in 2011 and currently has more than 50 locations, mostly along the East Coast.
Currently, the only DFW location is in Arlington, although BurgerFi did give DFW a shot back in 2013 when it opened a location at the Firewheel Town Center in Garland, now closed.
BurgerFi is into chef-driven menu items made from scratch with burgers made from black Angus beef without steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals, or additives. The release says that only 1 percent of the beef produced in the United States meets BurgerFi's standards.
The chain is also known for its modern, eco-friendly design, with chairs made from upcycled Coca-Cola bottles, recycled paper countertops, Number 2 pine lumber walls (the most renewable timber source), and a 10-foot, energy-efficient fan.
Brandt Stravlo owns the restaurant; Maxwell Roesh is operating partner. Stravlo grew up in the hospitality industry. He operates two BurgerFi restaurants in Lubbock and Amarillo; he also owns seven Dunkin’ Donuts and 42 Tide Dry Cleaners. His family owned and operated the famed 50 Yard Line Steakhouse and Grid Iron steakhouse in Lubbock.
He plans to open multiple locations in the Metroplex. "We are excited to introduce BurgerFi to Dallas, creating jobs and being part of the community," he says.
BurgerFi serves the Beyond Burger, which is 100 percent plant-based protein, along with its in-house VegeFi Burger, a veggie burger made with crispy quinoa.
Their most popular burger is The CEO: a double Wagyu and brisket blend burger with candied bacon-tomato jam, truffle aioli, and aged Swiss cheese.
The Conflicted Burger is a clever combo with an Angus burger and a veggie burger, served with American and white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and BurgerFi sauce.
Vienna beef dogs are served either New York-style, with kraut and mustard; or Texas-style, with chili, cheese, and hot sauce.
BurgerFi also has hand-cut fries, double-battered onion rings, homemade sauces, frozen custard concretes and shakes, sugar-cane sodas, and local craft beer.
They're open Sunday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, and Friday-Saturday, 11 am-11 pm.