Texas Burger Chain Hopdoddy to Open Soon by Union Station

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Mark Antonation
Hopdoddy Burger Bar started in Austin, Texas, in 2010 and now has four locations in the Lone Star state, plus a fifth store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hopdoddy has selected Denver for its sixth location; construction is well under way to open in the new building just northeast of Union Station some eight weeks from now.

See also: Thank God It's Not Still Fridays at Union Station

The company derives its name from hops -- because of its focus on craft beer -- and "doddy," the nickname for Angus cattle in Aberdeen, Scotland. Despite the chain's Texas roots, tap handles will feature Colorado beers prominently -- according to a Hopdoddy rep, the company's goal is to become part of the local community. Burgers will be ground daily at a showcase butcher's counter that will give customers a view of just how fresh their burgers are; Hopdoddy's buns will also be baked in-house.

In addition to Angus beef, premium burgers will also be available, made from Texas Akaushi beef -- a Japanese breed closely related to Kobe cattle. A long list of other protein options -- bison, lamb, chicken, turkey, tuna and a vegetarian "La Bandita" -- round out the menu.

Adding another burger joint to the already brimming Denver scene may seem like a risky proposal, but right now every restaurant is overflowing in the business- and tourist-heavy Union Station area. Hopdoddy knows that it's a difficult market, but says the company's philosophy isn't to be pushy with marketing. Instead, it lets the burgers win customers over.

We'll give you a look inside inside once construction is completed and an opening date set.


Location Info

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1705 17th Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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31 comments
Bass Lance
Bass Lance

When are we getting a raisin canes

jecminekg
jecminekg

If were going to have a Texas chain bring back Whataburger 

Gil Robert Nandez
Gil Robert Nandez

Go back to Texas us Coloradans do not want you here it is a no vacancy state

Alec Brown
Alec Brown

Jay Gonzales Justin Day Rob Stein Tim Tindle

Mark Prager
Mark Prager

Never heard of that place and I lived in Texas for 25 years. What we need is a Whataburger..

Jordan Nicole Montoya
Jordan Nicole Montoya

People are happy when a Texas business opens here but get pissed when Texans move here! Makes sense.

David Barton
David Barton

Matt I hope you detected my sarcasm. Certainly not lacking for burgers in Denver...

Evan Brogan
Evan Brogan

They were voted best burger in Austin, but those long long lines not only prevented a casual burger--their quality came way down. So stop hyping this place please. I want to eat there

Christi Christi
Christi Christi

because we have so many texas bbq joints and no burger options..

Dane Sadler
Dane Sadler

I use to live in Denver. Now Austin. The lines here for Hopdoddy are always around the block. It's pricey but it's da shiznit.

Ronnie Mooney
Ronnie Mooney

Only Texas burger joint that counts is whataburger

Mal McCreight
Mal McCreight

Caleb Wagner \U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d the greatest.

Robb Pierce
Robb Pierce

Enough with the burger joints already!

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

If they come to Denver, they will have to change their name to Hopdaddy Burger & Bar.

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

Just what Denver needs another Burger Chain. 


Even better yet, a burger chain from Texas, 

GuestWho
GuestWho topcommenter

Right, why get Texas beef from a Texas restaurant when you can get it from a mid-western state ran restaurant?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Roadhouse


People will vote with their dollars and decide whether or not the restaurant has food and service worth paying for without caring whether or not it's a "texas" company.

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