Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar To Open In Early April On Gunbarrel Road

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – the Denver-based brand – broke ground on its first Tennessee location in Chattanooga in anticipation of an early April grand opening. 

When the 3,936-square-foot restaurant opens at 1926 Gunbarrel Road, it will be the 28th Bad Daddy’s system-wide, with other locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia and Colorado. 

“I’m thrilled that we have commenced construction on our awesome new restaurant and can’t wait to introduce the people of Chattanooga – and all across South East Tennessee – to our award-winning, chef-driven burgers,” said District Manager Nick Leach. “We’ve found the perfect location in Chattanooga and we will soon begin hiring a team of 80-90 talented and fun individuals to join our team and help us share our unique culinary passion with the community.” 

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is committed to sourcing local and fresh ingredients whenever possible, supporting nearby businesses with interests in the local culinary marketplace. The Denver-based restaurant offers signature gourmet burgers, such as the Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids and the Bad Ass Burger. The menu also features giant chopped salads, specialty sides, appetizers and handspun milkshakes. The restaurant offers a full gluten-friendly menu and regional chef specials that incorporate local flavors and ingredients, along with a full bar offering an array of craft microbrew beers from regional breweries. 

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