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Chicago’s DMK Burger Bar Plans Nashville Expansion

The chain is looking to go coast to coast

Neil Burger

One of Chicago’s most popular burger joints is getting in the expansion game, and counting Tennessee as one of its first targets. DMK Burger Bar, which has five locations in the Windy City and was named one of the city’s 25 most iconic burgers, is currently on the hunt for a franchise partner in Nashville.

A representative for the restaurant tells Eater that “they hope to have their first franchise partner secured within the next few months and open the first of many locations in Nashville in 2018.”

Started in 2009 by five-time James Beard-nominated chef Michael Kornick and Morton’s Steakhouse legacy David Morton, the duo recently partnered with David Grossman, an entrepreneur who helped expand Freshii and Subway. The group detailed its aggressive expansion plan last month, stating that they want to open 400 locations across the country over the next decade.