An international fast-casual chain specializing in gourmet mini burgers will open a restaurant in Colleyville, adding another location to its growing portfolio in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Called Burgerim, the chain was founded in Israel in 2011, then debuted in the United States in 2016. It specializes in gourmet burgers that are 2.8 ounces each. You can order them in a single, duo, trio, or a 16-pack; the name Burgerim, in Hebrew, is the plural form of burger.
You customize with a choice of buns, sauces, toppings, and even the kind of patty itself. Options include beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, merguez (spicy beef), turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, veggie, Spanish beef, or falafel.
The lamb burger gets high marks, as does the unique "tightly-packed" quality of the ground meat. The veggie burger is vegetarian and made in-house from green lentils, tofu, carrots, and onion.
Burgers come with lettuce, tomato, and onion, but they take a different approach by putting those on the bottom so they'll absorb the flavors from above.
You also can choose from nine additional special toppings, including mushrooms, jalapeños, grilled onions, bacon, avocado, fried egg, and choice of cheese from Swiss, cheddar, blue, or pepper jack.
Their style of fries is unusual: 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.
Sodas are self-serve, from one of those Coca-Cola Freestyle dispensers; there is also beer and wine.
Some Burgerims are in malls; two such locations include the Allen Outlet Mall and the North East Mall in Hurst. Others, like this location in Colleyville, are in strip mall centers.
The Colleyville branch is opening at 5615 Colleyville Blvd., in the same center as Market Street and Studio Movie Grill, taking over the space previously occupied by a restaurant called Crepes Bistro, which closed in January.
A Burgerim representative says that the location will open in early 2019.
Nine locations of the chain have opened in the DFW area, including Plano, Frisco, Lewisville, Town East Mall in Mesquite, and Dallas' Lake Highlands neighborhood, with at least another dozen coming soon. Burgerims for everyone.