Chicago’s DMK Burger Bar Eyes New Markets for Expansion

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Looking beyond the Windy City for growth

Though the iconic DMK Burger Bar is a Chicagoland staple, the brand’s newest move to bring the grass-fed beef burgers, awe-inspiring shakes and locally sourced craft beers is looking beyond the Windy City for growth. Recently, Eater San Diego featured DMK Burger Bar in an article about the brand’s desire to grow into new markets. In addition to San Diego and other cities in California, DMK is also considering cities in the Midwest. The recent restaurant boom in new San Diego neighborhoods makes the area a great fit

“Right now, based on the number of Ralph’s, Chipotle, Wahoos, Rubio’s, and other quality hamburger chains, I would expect to open a minimum of 15 in San Diego proper. As San Diego grows, we will also grow. 15 years ago, no one went to Otay Ranch or other neighborhoods and as other communities are developed, we will want to be a part of that development,” David Grossman, one of DMK Burger Bar’s partners told Eater in the article.


Helmed by a truly impressive team comprised of five-time James Beard-nominated Chef Michael Kornick, Morton’s Steakhouse legacy David Morton and the aforementioned renowned Chicago franchise developer David Grossman, the trio is passionate about building a first-class organization made up of franchisees who love to do great work side by side with others.

From facility planning, architectural design and recipes to operational systems, corporate training and ongoing support at all levels, the DMK Burger Bar franchise opportunity is second to none. We invite you to check out our franchising page for more information.

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