A Davis Square Chinese food spot shuttered back in the fall, and it seems plausible that a Griddler's Burgers and Dogs could be on its way to the former Dragon Garden storefront at 261 Elm St. The windows there are covered with Boston Nightlife Ventures-branded paper, which is the company that owns the growing burger chain. BNV president Euz Azevedo tweeted a photo on Thursday:
We're coming in hot, Davis Square! #BNVBigThingsComing #DavisSquare #Somerville pic.twitter.com/6l3mkMC49S— Euz Azevedo (@EuzBNV) March 26, 2015
Established in Beacon Hill in 2011, Griddler's has long planned to expand in the Boston area. Azevedo told Eater in 2013 that he has three more locations in mind. A second location opened up in Back Bay last month, with an updated menu, logo, and design; a press release called it a "prototype" for future Griddler's restaurants.
Griddler's, as one might imagine, focuses on burgers and hot dogs. It offers chicken, turkey, and vegetarian patty substitutes, and a variety of toppings and specialty burgers. Griddler's Chowder Dog, topped with clam chowder and fried clam strips, could only exist in Boston. The menu also features a colorful bounty of milkshake flavors, including Froot Loops, Snickers, and hazelnut banana.
BNV also owns The Tap Trailhouse, Wink & Nod, and the recently-closed Forum. The new project could be something entirely different, but Griddler's seems to make sense. Know more about it? Hit up the tipline.