(Burger and beer joint with a classic rock vibe to open first Alabama location at new development off Highway 231.)
A popular burger bar will be joining the Times Plaza development at 2317 South Memorial Parkway. Crunkleton Commercial Real Estateis excited to share that Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a scratch kitchen serving premium angus burgers and quintessential American fare, will open a 4,107-square-foot restaurant at the mixed-use development later this year. Slated for a Q3 2019 opening, the Times Plaza eatery will be the brand’s first location in Alabama.
“Simply put, Bad Daddy’s elevates the standard beer and burger to a whole new level,” said Amy Nedwell, director of marketing for Bad Daddy’s. “We are a high-intensity scratch kitchen serving chef-driven menu options made to customer specifications. Best of all, we have something for everyone because we go beyond beef. Our appetizers, salads and veggie burgers have won us much praise, and we make sure Bad Daddy’s has something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.”
Currently operating in six states, Bad Daddy’s opened its first location in 2007 in Charlotte, N.C. Its continued success prompted the team to expand the brand to include 35 locations—each serving local beer and offering restaurant-goers an experience unique to the area. In an effort to be an inclusive destination, the eatery serves an expansive menu that includes much more than its award-winning, premium burgers and fries. Guests can also enjoy bison, tuna, turkey, chicken, and a vegetarian black bean burger. In fact, Bad Daddy’s veggie burger was voted as one of the “Top 10 Veggie Burgers in Colorado” by Eater Denver.
“By far, our most popular menu item is the Create-Your-Own burger or salad option,” said Nedwell. “We have more than 60 options that patrons can pick and choose to create the perfect burger or salad, in addition to our signature selections on the menu. Actually, the team has calculated well over a million options with the different ingredients we have.”
Everything at Bad Daddy’s, from the music selection to décor, is carefully chosen to create an exciting experience for guests. Classic rock tunes combined with guitars, old road signs, records and neon give it a family-friendly “grunge” feel that pairs perfectly with its towering entrees. The team at Bad Daddy’s said Times Plaza is the ideal launch pad for entering the Alabama market.
“We chose Times Plaza as our first Alabama location because of the growth the city is experiencing and the location’s visibility from the adjacent Highway 231,” said CEO of Bad Daddy’s Boyd Hoback. “The area includes major upscale retailers and offers synergy among businesses. Its heavy traffic will allow us to cater to lunchtime business crowds, family dinners, and be a great place to grab a drink after work.”
Local beers will be available on tap at the Times Plaza location, as well as a signature cocktail menu. There’s even a selection of adult milkshakes and a Happy Hour menu that’s available daily. Kids are also welcome to treat themselves thanks to a children’s menu featuring sliders, hot dogs, grilled cheese, tenders and more.
A long-time, award-winning restaurant, Bad Daddy’s has been voted “Best Burger” by the BOB Awards, Charlotte Parent Magazine, the Normy Awards and several others. Bad Daddy’s is clear about its commitment to creating local partnerships with food suppliers whenever possible. The burger bar also connects with local charities to share its resources close to home, making each location community-centric.
“Bad Daddy’s is an iconic brand that already has a dedicated following in several states,” said Anusha Davis, Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate leasing agent. “They have been searching for a way to enter the Alabama market, and we are thrilled they chose Huntsville as their introduction. We have a community that readily embraces new concepts and our city’s growth is attracting more well-known brands to join developments like Times Plaza.”
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