Beth Rankin

LA Burger

This chain specializes in burgers and fries loaded with Korean influences from the Los Angeles upbringings of brothers and co-owners Ben and Jon Lee. Kimchi fries and the spicy K Town burger are a must, and the bulgogi-topped hot dogs represent one of the Dallas area’s finest contributions to the world of fast food. This mini-chain opened its sixth location in 2019 in Grapevine, and they’re still growing. Despite the growth, quality control remains high. The Lee brothers plan to conquer all of Dallas’ suburbs before moving into the city itself, where they feel the competition is stronger. But, truthfully, their product is good enough to take over Dallas now.

Top pick: The K Town burger is one of the best in the ’burbs.

Fun fact: The Lee brothers ended up in Dallas after serving in the military; Ben Lee had been stationed in Abilene and regularly drove to Dallas just to eat. When they opened the first LA Burger, they were just 25 and 23 years old and had never worked in a restaurant before.

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