Burger Bodega owner, Abbas Dhanani, is bringing NY vibes to Houston with the opening of the pop-up’s first brick-and-mortar at 4520 Washington Ave..
Dhanani started Burger Bodega in September 2021, and has since hosted a series of pop-ups in Houston, dishing out his popular smash burgers to eager customers. Now, Burger Bodega is officially open on Washington in a graffiti-scrawled storefront, complete with a bodega atmosphere curated by interior designer Vy Truong and a rooftop area.
“With years of working in the fast food industry for my family’s business, I’ve always had the dream of opening up my own restaurant,” said owner Abbas Dhanani in a press release.
“All the overwhelming support from the city over the last year at each pop-up truly has been amazing, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring my passion project to Washington Avenue.”
Beforehand, Burger Bodega served (almost exclusively) its Double Smash Burger fixed with two patties, housemade pickles, grilled onions, American cheese, and bodega sauce on a potato bun. But at the new brick and mortar, the restaurant serves a variety of burger and fry options including the Classic Cheeseburger and their Chopped Cheese Burger –two chopped patties with American cheese, onions, bell pepper, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and bodega sauce on a hero roll.
Additionally, the restaurant will offer two gourmet fry options: Screwed Fries – crispy, thin-cut fries with onions, cheese and bodega sauce; and Chopped Fries, prepared with chopped beef, onions, bell peppers and bodega sauce.
Customers can also choose from a variety of shakes, including: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, Vietnamese Coffee, and Mango Lassi.
“I can’t wait to serve the city, and bring a little bit of New York with a Houston flair to Washington Avenue.”