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Yelp Dallas Best in Business Award: Dugg Burger

We can all agree that there’s no shortage of bomb burgers in Dallas, and that’s exactly why the foursome behind Dugg Burger (Jeff Braunstein, Scott Terraciano-Spence, Martin Hennessy and Jeremy Samson) wanted to open up shop here. So what makes Dugg Burger so flippin’ great anyway? Let us count the ways…

Dugg Burger doesn’t just spread condiments – they also spread love by giving back to the community, supporting locally-sourced products, and providing guidance to other local restaurant owners: “We have a dine-for-donations program where we give 20% of sales to the organizations we work with such as local schools or nonprofits. We are very appreciative of the men and women in uniform and offer military, police officer and firefighter discounts at both locations.”

When it comes to their menu, Dugg Burger puts a special focus on locality. The Dugg Burger team incorporates as many locally-sourced products as possible:

  • Brioche buns from Empire Baking Co.
  • Gluten free buns from Local Oven
  • Ice Cream for their shakes is from Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • And of course, no burger is complete without a DFW craft beer

And let’s not forget their famous hollowed out top buns, which = no topping left behind! These buns not only make room for you to pile on even MORE toppings, but also help keep them from falling out mid-bite! #genius The best part? No crumb goes wasted at Dugg Burger. All that extra brioche bread scooped out of the top bun? That gets transformed into ooey-gooey bread pudding goodness!

“The 50-year old recipe for our bread pudding was entrusted to us by the mom of one of the owners, who grew up down the street from our Casa Linda location in East Dallas. His mom still lives in the area and drops in frequently to make sure the bread pudding is up to standards.” And we can certainly attest – This bread pudding would make any mom proud!

While we’re convinced this bread pudding is the ultimate secret weapon, Dugg Burger says their recipe for success is actually something you can get for free: “We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional guest experience and we consider that our secret weapon…One way we do that is by only hiring nice people. In fact, the sign in our window says, ‘Hiring nice people.’ As owners, our job is to establish that culture and reinforce it every day.”

We’re happy to recognize Dugg Burger as our November Best in Business award recipient (and show them some Dallas love with a special gift). Want to hear more of about their story? Check us out Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to bookmark Dugg Burger on Yelp.

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