Chicago’s DMK Burger Bar seeks Illinois franchisees

Chicago’s premium burger restaurant, DMK Burger Bar, is honored to roll out their strategic franchise expansion plan. The program, developed by a trio consisting of a five-time James Beard nominated chef, a Morton’s Steakhouse legacy and a franchise guru, targets entrepreneurs in California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

DMK Burger Bar is recognized nationally for their commitment to using quality ingredients. The brand is the largest non-grocery buyer of grass-fed beef in the Midwest. The DMK menu features items such as 100 percent grass-fed beef, Colorado lamb, all-natural turkey and veggie burger creations. In addition to quality meats, the brand is lauded for their fresh potato-flour buns, parmesan truffle fries and thick-spun milkshakes.

The DMK Burger Bar concept was created by Morton’s steakhouse legacy David Morton and five-time James Beard nominee Chef Michael Kornick and was first introduced as a full-service restaurant to Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2009. Over the past eight years, the DMK Burger Bar brand has seen success under a variety of locations and models in the Chicagoland area, ranging from counter service at Soldier Field, a location at Navy Pier, a suburban food court, and a full-service neighborhood restaurant. With the assistance of franchise guru David Grossman, the trio, who has a combined 88 years of experience in the restaurant industry, is determined to give DMK Burger Bar a presence in every corner of the globe.

According to David Morton, “There has been pent-up demand for more DMK Burger Bars for years. Longtime local customers and visitors to Chicago would often approach us to please franchise the premium burger concept. We know the model and culture we’ve created are just as crave-able as the menu items we serve. Our franchise partners will have access to a major chef who is always the smartest guy in the room when it comes to food. … If you care about sourcing, sustainability and philanthropy, and enjoy delicious burgers, DMK Burger Bar is the franchise opportunity you’ve been waiting for.”

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