Burger Battle Heats Up in Texas, Giant Patties vs. Plant Power in DFW and Fort Worth

Burger Battle Heats Up in Texas, Giant Patties vs. Plant Power in DFW and Fort WorthSource: Flickr / Willis Lam
Sofia Vasquez
Published on November 27, 2023

Big buns and plant-based fun are both sizzling over in Texas, where burger joints are setting roots and shaking up Dallas' bustling food scene. First up is Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, a towering Californian franchise looking to beef up its presence with two new locations, as they've set their patties on DFW. The company has reportedly earmarked $700,000 to turn the former Super Chix spot in Frisco into a burgeoning burger haven, slated to fling open its doors by June 2024, according to The Dallas Express.

But it’s not all meat and grease lightning, folks. Vying for the hearts (and arteries) of Fort Worthians, Vice Burger is grilling up a plant-based storm over on Magnolia Avenue. This new diner is dolling out patties sans patties, serving up pea- or wheat-based burgers that'll make you forget beef ever existed. Vice Burger's magic extends to a menu that boasts avocado-laden burgers, griddled to perfection, and rounds out the experience with decadent shakes spun from coconut milk. Dishing out more than just a good grill, they're kindling plant-based fires for conscious eaters in Texas, as highlighted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Nation’s Giant Hamburgers is not skimping on style, with IDStudio4 of Irving overseeing their aesthetic overhaul, boasting a client list that reads like a who's who of Texas tastemakers. From Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar to Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe, these design maestros are planning to make Nation’s as easy on the eyes as their burgers are on the taste buds. With a retro-chic vibe, both the Arlington and Frisco locations are primed to be a nod to nostalgia and a toast to taste, as reported by The Dallas Express.

Meanwhile, Vice Burger isn't just flipping burgers—they're flipping expectations. Founders Marcus Brunt and Charlsye Lewis have cooked up a vibe that's as classic as the diner aesthetic they've embraced. A 90-year-old building transformed into a hip patio dining spot, the venue makes it clear that it's more than just a fad; it's tailor-made for the evolving tastes of a bustling Fort Worth neighborhood. And with the same Field Roast "garden" franks that you’d scarf down at Portillo’s, Vice Burger has nestled quite nicely into the faux-meat market, as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram pointed out.