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Chicago’s DMK Burger Bar Looking to Open in San Diego

The well-loved Chicago chain is heading west

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One of Chicago’s favorite chains is ready to expand throughout the midwest and California. DMK Burger Bar, which has five locations in the Chicagoland area and was named one of Chicago’s most iconic burgers, has announced that they are looking for an entrepreneurial partner to spearhead its expansion into San Diego.

“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.

The chain debuted in 2009 and is the brainchild of five-time James Beard-nominated chef Michael Kornick and Morton’s Steakhouse legacy David Morton. DMK Burger Bar gained critical and customer acclaim for its hundred percent grass-fed beef, Colorado lamb, all-natural turkey and veggie burgers and is currently the largest non-grocery buyer of grass-fed beef in the midwestern United States. Anyone looking for more franchise information can find it here.