A beloved burger chain from Austin is opening a new location in Fort Worth: Hopdoddy Burger Bar, the "better burger" pioneer, will open a restaurant in buzzy Alliance Town Center, at 3101 Heritage Trace Pkwy.
According to a release, it'll open on January 17 with a spiffy renovation that incorporates music-themed interior décor and a covered dog-friendly patio overlooking Bluestem Park.
It's taking over a space previously occupied by a location of the Bryan, Texas chain Grub Burger Bar, which closed on January 7. Grub was acquired by Hopdoddy in January 2022. Alliance is the seventh of 18 Grub locations to be converted to the Hopdoddy Burger Bar brand.
Hopdoddy has almost 40 locations across Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana.
The menu features Piedmontese beef, grass-fed bison, and chicken from Red Bird Farms. They've been a pioneer in catering to a variety of diets with a vegetarian black bean & corn patty; a plant-based patty from Beyond Meat; and a dedicated Gluten-Free menu.
Burgers are served on one of three house-baked buns or as a bowl on house greens. A full-service bar features margaritas, draft cocktails, and local craft beer.
Hours will be Sunday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm and Friday-Saturday 11 am-11 pm.
As Hopdoddy CEO Jeff Chandler notes in a statement, this is the second Hopdoddy in Fort Worth; the first opened in 2017 in Fort Worth's Left Bank. There's also a location in Euless which opened in 2018.
"The city of Fort Worth has been asking for more of our unique burgers and shareable fries," Chandler says. "We’re excited to open a second Hopdoddy location to serve North Fort Worth and can’t wait to see everyone at our grand opening on January 17!"
Hopdoddy will kick off the grand opening by giving a free burger to the first 100 people in line at 11 am. Guests can also enter to win free burgers for a year by sharing a post or story on Instagram, tagging @hopdoddy and using #hopdoddylove.