Burgers and a playscape? Yes, please.

The​ ​Austin-based,​ ​fast-casual​ ​burger​ ​restaurant,​ ​Hat Creek​ ​Burger​ ​Co.,​ ​has​ ​opened​ ​its​ ​first​ ​Dallas​ ​area​ ​restaurant​ ​located​ ​at​ ​3321​ ​South​ ​Custer Road​ ​in​ ​McKinney,​ ​Texas.​ ​​

After​ ​serving​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​burgers​ ​in​ ​the​ ​original​ ​2008​ ​Austin​ ​food trailer,​ ​former​ ​longhorn​ ​and​ ​Dallas​ ​native,​ ​Drew​ ​Gressett,​ ​opened​ ​the​ ​first​ ​brick​ ​and​ ​mortar​ ​Hat Creek​ ​Burger​ ​Co.​ ​in​ ​North​ ​Austin​ ​and​ ​has​ ​since​ ​opened​ ​seven​ ​additional​ ​restaurants​ ​in​ ​the Austin​ ​area.​ ​​ ​Hat​ ​Creek​ ​will​ ​expand​ ​in​ ​North​ ​Texas​ ​additional​ ​location​ ​coming​ ​in​ ​2018​ ​in​ ​Dallas, Rowlett​ ​and​ ​Allen​ ​with​ ​plans​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​more​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future.

“We​ ​are​ ​so​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​Hat​ ​Creek​ ​Burger​ ​Co.​ ​to​ ​North​ ​Texas,”​ ​said​ ​Drew​ ​Gressett,​ ​founding partner.​ ​​ ​“Our​ ​family​ ​has​ ​deep​ ​ties​ ​to​ ​Dallas​ ​and​ ​we​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​Dallas​ ​families​ ​with exceptional​ ​food​ ​and​ ​friendly​ ​service.”

Known​ ​for​ ​all-natural​ ​beef​ ​burgers,​ ​homemade​ ​gluten-free​ ​chicken​ ​flashers,​ ​specialty​ ​shakes, and​ ​beer​ ​and​ ​wine,​ ​Hat​ ​Creek​ ​loves​ ​sourcing​ ​from​ ​Texas​ ​brands​ ​and​ ​purveyors.​ ​From​ ​Vital Farms​ ​and​ ​Cuvée​ ​Coffee​ ​to​ ​Nolan​ ​Ryan​ ​Beef​ ​and​ ​Hot​ ​Dang​ ​Veggie​ ​Burgers,​ ​guests​ ​know​ ​their eating​ ​quality​ ​food​ ​anytime​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day.​ ​​ ​Hat​ ​Creek’s​ ​McKinney​ ​location​ ​also​ ​extends​ ​their commitment​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​an​ ​enjoyable​ ​family​ ​dining​ ​experience​ ​by​ ​a​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​playscape and​ ​flat​ ​screen​ ​TVs,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​Tuesday​ ​Family​ ​Nights​ ​featuring​ ​half-price​ ​burgers​ ​after​ ​5​ ​p.m. In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​lunch​ ​and​ ​dinner​ ​options,​ ​Hat​ ​Creek​ ​Burger​ ​Co.​ ​also​ ​offers​ ​breakfast​ ​featuring breakfast​ ​hats,​ ​tacos,​ ​breakfast​ ​platters​ ​and​ ​pancakes​ ​from​ ​7​ ​to​ ​10:30​ ​a.m.​ ​daily.

True​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Hat​ ​Creek​ ​mission,​ ​the​ ​McKinney​ ​location​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​the​ ​tradition​ ​of​ ​offering community​ ​support​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​fundraisers​ ​for​ ​schools​ ​and​ ​community​ ​groups,​ ​offering​ ​party space​ ​and​ ​supporting​ ​nonprofits​ ​in​ ​the​ ​area.

Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...