Until the Earl of Burger needed a free hand during his historic Scrabble game, humans had to content themselves with ingesting bovine life in boring patty-only form. Celebrate the earl's inventive sandwiching with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gourmet burgers and more at Patty Shack Burgers in Grand Prairie.
At Patty Shack Burgers, handmade décor lines the walls while whimsical tables inlaid with themed items support diners as they contentedly chomp through one of the savory suggestions on Patty Shack's menu. Unlike traditional burger barons, Patty Shack's chefs eschew poppy-seed bun hats and towers of toppings, opting instead to mix piquant ingredients directly into each 1/3-pound ($6) or 1/2-pound ($7) sirloin patty before adding traditional garnishes ($1.50 each). Actualize high-minded architectural aspirations by building your own hybrid creation, loaded with three free mix-ins from a long list boasting aliments as diverse as pineapple, A1 sauce, and seven varieties of cheese (extras $0.75 each). Traditionalists preferring to trust the chefs' amalgamatory judgment can choose from six predetermined pestled patties such as the fiery, cayenne-sprinkled Tooter or Cajun-spiced, bacon-topped Jethro (both $6 for 1/3 lb., $7 for 1/2 lb.).
In addition to their inventive burgers, Patty Shack slings forth a hearty, customizable, all-beef hot dog ($5), sauce-laden wings ($7 for eight), and starters such as fried pickles ($5) and fresh, crispy garden salads ($6).
Mixed Up Burgers
Not content to simply dress burgers in cheese, sauces, and fresh veggies, the grillmasters at Mixed Up Burgers take toppings where no garnish has gone before: inside the patty itself. Their fully customizable burgers with toppings mixed in anchor a menu of burger-joint mainstays, including chili-topped nachos and half-pound hot dogs. Meats get their sizzling flavor from an authentic 1940s grill before arriving in a dining room decked with corrugated tin, rustic wooden tables, and vintage animatronic soda jerks.