Burger joint Sickies Garage fixes on Fort Worth for its Texas debut
A new burger concept is coming to Texas, more specifically Fort Worth: Called Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews — yes that is really the name, but it comes with a story — it's a garage-themed burger concept that'll open its first DFW location in north Fort Worth, in a former Posadas Cafe right off I-35W, at 6770 Fossil Bluff Dr.
According to a release, it'll open in spring 2023.
Founded in 2012 in Fargo, North Dakota, Sickies is a family-friendly concept known for its expansive menu with 50 burgers and 50 brews, as well as an automotive-inspired décor with classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
The menu features items such as:
- Twin Cam burger with bacon and nacho cheese, placed on two grilled cheese sandwiches for buns
- Glazed Doughnut Burger, featuring a glazed doughnut as a bun
- wings, both regular and boneless
- shakes and malts, both boozy and non-alcoholic
- a bar menu that's "revved up"
There are Kobe burgers. Super-charged burgers like the one with pepperjack cheese, jalapenos, and peanut butter. Patty melts, and 7 varieties of mac & cheese including Buffalo chicken, Philly mac & cheese with pot roast, and one with BBQ pork.
There are also homestyle dinners like chicken fried chicken and meat loaf, and a selection of fried chicken sandwiches.
It's time for some historical lore, from the press release:
"In the early 2000s, a group of like-minded friends would meet up to tinker on their projects — motorcycles, cars, or to just talk shop. Grilling at the garage sparked a new avenue for creativity, crafting experimental burgers with unusual toppings that family and friends were excited to try. Testing the newest burgers at the garage, which quickly became known as 'Sickies Garage,' was often the reason to play hooky from work by calling in 'sick.'"
So that's where the name came from.
There are currently nine locations, including North Dakota and South Dakota, both of the Dakotas, plus Nebraska, Las Vegas, and Kissimmee, Florida. Fort Worth, which will span more than 8,000 square feet including outdoor patio areas, multiple, will be the 10th.