Burgers to Behold
Mar 02, 2016 10:37AM
● By Dia
Not everything is bigger in Texas. When it comes to burgers, Hawaii is home to some of the biggest around: Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. But lucky for us, the Aloha State’s behemoth (and beloved) burgers hopped the Pacific and landed in Colleyville. It’s the first Teddy’s in Texas, and we must say, we’re glad it’s close to home. Stop by and you’ll see that this isn’t a typical burger joint. Here, a burger isn’t just a meal; it’s a masterpiece. Fresh, flavorful ingredients shine through in each meaty, majestic bite. Come hungry—it’s something to be experienced.
Founded nearly 20 years ago in Hawaii, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers lives up to its name. Each premium, 100-percent choice ground chuck burger is charbroiled to perfection. You decide just how much burger you can bite: big (four ounces), bigger (six ounces) or biggest (eight ounces). The standard burger comes with a sweet and tangy special sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. Make it your own by adding extras that range from Hawaiian-influenced (barbecue pork and grilled pineapple) to unique (furikake and seasoned hash browns).
Teddy’s claim to fame is indeed its gigantic, juicy burgers, but that’s not all it does well. The restaurant’s Umami Fries, a combination of perfectly crispy fries, garlic butter, furikake and srirachi aioli, are incredible. And, if you have room, you can finish off your meal with a handspun, extra-thick shake.
Though Teddy’s certainly isn’t a health-food destination, there are lighter bites on the menu including salads and lettuce wraps. “You also have the option of grilled chicken, veggie, turkey, salmon, fish fillet and pastrami,” say Brad and Nancy Sinex, owners of the Colleyville restaurant. Teddy’s welcomes all: beef lovers and everyone else.
The atmosphere is fun and funky; it’s a blend of burger- shack simplicity and vintage surfer style. Look up and you’ll spot surfboards hovering from the ceiling. Listen in and you’ll hear a soundtrack of tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It’s just the kind of laid-back, family-friendly environment that Brad and Nancy envisioned when they opened the shop last fall. “We want people to feel relaxed, comfortable and completely satisfied,” Brad says.
The Sinex family isn’t just doing good by their burgers; they’re also invested in the community. They’re sponsors and partners with Warrior Angels Foundation, a local nonprofit with a mission to help U.S. service members and veterans. Says Brad: “We’ll be working with them to help raise awareness and money for their foundation.”
Are you ready to say aloha to Hawaii’s burger phenomenon? We say embrace it with open hands and a hearty appetite. You’ll be glad you did.
TEDDY’S BIGGER BURGERS
4712 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville 817.503.2100 TeddysBB.com