First Look: Fresh ingredients star at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Southlake

Hopdoddy is introducing Lil'doddy, a quick stop for Hopddody fans in South Austin.

Hopdoddy is introducing Lil'doddy, a quick stop for Hopddody fans in South Austin.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar celebrated its grand opening June 11 at 1230 Main St., Southlake, in Southlake Town Square. Ahead of the restaurant’s opening, Community Impact Newspaper was given a first look at the restaurant and the journey in store for customers.

Hopdoddy Brand Manager Erin Fohn described the restaurant as a burger bar focused on monthly specials and sourced ingredients. The restaurant focuses on transparency with its ingredients, she said. The ordering counter is placed at the back of the restaurant on purpose, so the line that will form will lead customers through the journey of the restaurant. The bakery will be front and center and the meat locker will be at the front so customers can view how fresh the ingredients are. A stand near the ordering counter called the ripening station holds the restaurant’s tomatoes and potatoes.

“We definitely pay homage to that perfect combination of burgers and beer, hence the name with hop and doddy,” Fohn said.

Doddy is the nickname given to the original Angus of Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Southlake location is not the Austin-based chain’s first move into Tarrant County, but Fohn said it was something for which customers had been asking.

“It’s a great little town,” she said. “It’s full of folks that are our kind of guests and appreciate the high quality, they appreciate the menu.”

For someone who has never tried Hopdoddy before, Fohn said she recommends the Goodnight/Good Cause burger ($8.25), which features an Angus beef patty, Tillamook cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, jalapenos and caffeinated barbecue sauce.

“It’s got basic flavors profiles to it, but it is so good,” Fohn said.

With every Goodnight/Good Cause burger that is purchased, $1 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

And if guests do not prefer hamburger meat, Fohn said there are other options to try, including vegetarian, vegan, chicken, tuna and turkey.

“We’re laid-back; we’ve got a fun and funky vibe, but we just do everything as mindfully as possible,”
she said.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.