Houstonians will soon have another destination to satisfy the city's seemingly inexhaustible appetite for burgers. Austin-based burger chain Hopdoddy has announced that it will bring its hormone-free burgers, queso, and boozy milkshakes to CityCentre this fall.
"Houston has been so welcoming to Hopdoddy and we are thrilled to join the thriving CityCentre development," Hopdoddy CEO Jeff Chandler said in a statement. "CityCentre is one of Houston’s top dining destinations and hubs for entertainment, so it is an ideal place for us to expand our presence in this lively city.”
CityCentre will be the Houston area's fourth or fifth Hopdoddy, depending on how quickly the location planned for Braun Enterprise's Heights Waterworks development opens. It will occupy a new space on Sorella Court across from Sweet Paris and adjacent to both Ecurie25 Supercar Club and Urban Outfitters. Today's announcement confirms rumors that Eater Houston first reported in December.
Known almost as much for its long lines as for its food, Hopdoddy offers an array of patty choices (beef, chicken, tuna, veggie, etc) with a wide variety of toppings; in addition, the restaurant bakes its buns in-house and offers beverage options that include both a number of Texas craft beers and affordable cocktails. All of these factors have made the rapidly-expanding burger chain a runaway success since Houston's first Hopdoddy opened on Memorial Day weekend in 2016 at River Oaks District. Locations in Rice Village and Vintage Park followed in 2017.
Hopdoddy won't be the only new addition to CityCentre this year. International Smoke, a collaboration between celebrity chef Michael Mina and cookbook author Ayesha Curry, will open there later this spring.