Another interesting new burger and sandwich concept is making its Memphis market entry as Hopdoddy Burger Bar plans an autumn opening in Overton Square.
Hopdoddy, which is slated to open at 6 South Cooper Street, joins places like Burgerim on Highland Avenue, which opened late last year, and Hattie B.’s Hot Chicken, which opens later this year in Midtown, as new food options from companies that chose Memphis for their most recent expansions.
Renovations start this month on a 3,500-square-foot space previously occupied by Yolo Frozen Yogurt across the street from the new Ballet Memphis facility.
“In its hometown of Austin, Tex., Hopdoddy is a popular neighborhood restaurant and hangout as well as a terrific spot to sample local brews,” said Ciara Neill, director of marketing for Loeb Properties.
“Hopdoddy will support Memphis breweries by continuing to focus on serving local beers with top-notch service in a relaxed, modern atmosphere.”
Hopdoddy grinds its meats in-house daily and offers a wide variety of fresh, all-natural proteins like Angus beef, Akaushi beef, chicken and sushi-grade tuna served on baked-from-scratch buns.
The restaurant also offers hand-cut Kennebec fries, farm fresh salads, and handcrafted milkshakes, as well as local craft beers and a full bar with regional spirits, house-made liqueurs and freshly squeezed juices.
The architect for the renovation is brg3s architects, and the general contractor is Grinder Taber Grinder. While the building currently measures just under 2,100 square feet, a new 1,420-square-foot addition to the north side of the building will expand the space with roll-up garage doors, patio space and updated interior.
“The specifics of the design are currently being finalized, but the footprint of the building will be enlarged, exterior upgrades will be applied to both the new hopdoddy space and the existing Lenny’s Sub Shop space, and the interior of the hopdoddy space will be completely renovated,” said Neill.
Memphis will be one of the first markets in the Southeast for the company, which makes one of the “The Best Burgers in America” according to Food & Wine. It was named the No. 1 burger joint in America for three straight years according to Business Insider’s list of “The 50 best burger joints in America”. Founded in 2010 in Austin, hopdoddy now has locations across Texas, Arizona, Colorado and California.