Texas, say aloha to Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. Hawaii’s No. 1 burger concept has opened its first restaurant in the Lone Star State in Colleyville, Texas. Teddy’s, with its unique retro Hawaiian flair, is located at 4712 Colleyville Blvd. Suite 100, across from Whole Foods.
Founded 17 years ago in Hawaii, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers are legendary on the Islands, and the founders are expanding the brand to the U.S. mainland and beyond. In all, there are currently 23 Teddy’s Bigger Burger restaurants: 12 in Hawaii on Oahu and Maui, three in Washington State, and single locations in California, Iowa, and Texas, plus five international locations in Asia.
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers live up to their name. While they may be from Hawaii, the burgers are definitely Texas-sized. They are big and beefy. The premium burgers are 100 percent ground chuck and flame broiled to perfection. Burgers are cooked to order and the choices are plentiful. The signature burgers are the Original Burger, Teriyaki Burger, and Monster Double Burger. There are also eight specialty burgers on the menu named Bacado, Kailua, Volcano, The Greek, Slaw Daddy, Hawaiian, Bleu Wave, and Kilauea Fire. Burgers are available in three sizes of patties, big (4 ounces), bigger (6 ounces), and biggest (8 ounces).
The biggest burger, the Monster Double Burger, is one pound of premium ground chuck. The base price of the burgers ranges from $5.19 to $11.19, with a variety of add-ons available such as bacon, avocado, mushrooms, Blue cheese, Feta, barbecue pork, and pastrami. Optional toppings are also available in the way of grilled onions, grilled pineapple, cheese, slaw, jalapeños, onion rings, spud, and furikake.
Teddy’s is all about super premium, quality, and choices to make your meal one-of-a-kind. Burgers are served on fluffy potato and wheat buns (gluten free available) or go with a lettuce wrap to save the carbs. For burger sauces, there’s the Teddy’s Special Sauce as well as Sriracha Aioli, Kilauea Fire BBQ, and Golden BBQ.
The expansive menu also includes a turkey burger, veggie burger, grilled chicken, and crispy chicken breast sandwiches, grilled salmon burger, fish fillet sandwich, pastrami sandwich, and BBQ pork. Teddy’s Garlic Butter and Umami Fries are another iconic trademark, as are the hand scooped extra thick shakes available in 10 flavors.
There are also basket meals of chicken tenders, buffalo chicken, garlic chicken, and fish & chips, plus delicious salads.
Brad and Nancy Sinex of Colleyville, Texas, are the owners of the new Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. It all came about while the Sinexes were visiting Maui in 2013 and they ate at the Teddy’s location in Lahaina, Maui. They were immediately hooked on the delicious burgers and recognized the marketability of the concept. Brad and Nancy, met the founders/owners Rich Stula and Ted Tsakiris and a deal was made for the Sinexes to purchase a franchise which would become the first Texas location of Teddy’s. The Sinexes both come from professional backgrounds and corporate careers: Brad as a 35-year petroleum engineer and Nancy as a program manager. They decided to say goodbye to early retirement and jump head first into the Teddy’s opportunity.