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Midwest-born Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews is set to open two locations this summer in North Texas.

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews is a garage-themed burger concept created in 2012 in Fargo, North Dakota, by a group of friends. There are currently nine Sickies Garage locations throughout North Dakota and South Dakota, Nevada, Nebraska and Florida. The interiors of the various Sickies Garage locales are known for their classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

The Texas restaurants will be in Irving (3165 Regent Blvd.), which is set to open in mid-June, and Fort Worth (6770 Fossil Bluff Drive), which should open in August.

The concept was founded after a group of friends regularly met at a garage to talk and grill experimental burgers. All who met at the garage made their own special burger, and quickly the offerings grew into an arm’s-length list. As a result, the menu at Sickie’s has more than 50 burgers, along with about 50 different beers to help wash it all down.

Among the signature Sickie burgers is the Twin Cam, a burger topped with peppered bacon and nacho cheese, dialed in between two grilled cheese sandwiches for buns. The Glazed Doughnut Burger has American cheese and peppered bacon on a glazed doughnut bun.

There are also chicken wings on the menu with about 25 different flavors, including a Sickie’s original sauce: PB&J.

Desserts are just as over-the-top as the burgers, and many have booze in them. Silly Rabbit is a milkshake with Trix cereal, vanilla vodka, almond liqueur and sweet chocolate liqueur. The Buttery Fingers adult shake contains Butterfinger bits, Irish cream liqueur, butterscotch liqueur and vanilla vodka. Sickie’s also has malts and root beer floats.

Anew burger concept is coming to Texas, more specifically Irving: Called Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews, it’s a garage-themed burger concept that’ll open its first DFW location at 3165 Regent Blvd. in Irving.

According to a release, it’ll open in June.

A previously announced location in Fort Worth will be the second DFW location and is expected to open in August.
Founded in 2012 in Fargo, North Dakota, Sickies is a family-friendly concept known for its expansive menu with 50 burgers and 50 brews, as well as an automotive-inspired décor with classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

The menu features items such as:
Twin Cam burger with bacon and nacho cheese, placed on two grilled cheese sandwiches for buns
Glazed Doughnut Burger, featuring a glazed doughnut as a bun
wings, both regular and boneless
shakes and malts, both boozy and non-alcoholic
a bar menu that’s “revved up”

There are Kobe burgers. Super-charged burgers like the one with pepperjack cheese, jalapenos, and peanut butter. Patty melts, and 7 varieties of mac & cheese including Buffalo chicken, Philly mac & cheese with pot roast, and one with BBQ pork.
There are also homestyle dinners like chicken fried chicken and meat loaf, and a selection of fried chicken sandwiches.

It’s time for some historical lore, from the press release:
“In the early 2000s, a group of like-minded friends would meet up to tinker on their projects — motorcycles, cars, or to just talk shop. Grilling at the garage sparked a new avenue for creativity, crafting experimental burgers with unusual toppings that family and friends were excited to try. Testing the newest burgers at the garage, which quickly became known as ‘Sickies Garage,’ was often the reason to play hooky from work by calling in ‘sick.'”

So that’s where the name came from.
There are currently nine locations, including North Dakota and South Dakota, both of the Dakotas, plus Nebraska, Las Vegas, and Kissimmee, Florida. Irving will be the 10th and Fort Worth will be the 11th.

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews, the burger concept born out of a garage in Fargo, ND, is set to roll into the Lone Star State next month.
The garage-themed restaurant known for its expansive menu of 50 burgers, 50 brews, and wings will soon open two locations in Texas. The first location, slated to open in mid-June, will be at 3165 Regent Blvd. in Irving, TX. A location in Fort Worth will follow in August.

Founded by a group of friends who enjoyed tinkering on their projects – motorcycles, cars, or just chatting shop – Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews has grown into a nationally known restaurant brand. What started as a few buddies grilling burgers and experimenting with toppings 20 years ago has evolved into burgers like the Twin Cam (topped with peppered bacon and nacho cheese, sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches for buns) and the Glazed Doughnut Burger (featuring American cheese and peppered bacon on a glazed doughnut bun).

The concept’s roots nod to friends gathering to test out the latest burger creations. The spot quickly became known as “Sickies Garage.” Taking a “sickie” from work to spend more time at the garage was a common excuse for absences for those in the know.
Sickies garage-inspired designs include décor from classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

In addition to burgers, the current menu also clucks about 25 sauces for traditional and boneless wings, a selection of shareable appetizers, hand-spun boozy and non-alcoholic shakes and malts, and a robust bar menu.

The Irving location will mark the 10th Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews restaurant and the first location in Texas. The Fort Worth store at 6770 Fossil Bluff Dr. will be the company’s 11th.

A garage-theme restaurant chain offering “freshly-made, extreme burger creations and craft beer pairings” is coming to Overland Park.

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews is taking the former Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews building at 7111 W. 95th St. No opening date was available.

Its burgers include the Wild Hog (with barbecue sauce, two strips of peppered bacon, onion ring and American cheese), the Philly (provolone cheese, green peppers, mushrooms and onions), the Jesse James (with barbecue pork, fried jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and spicy ranch), the Glazed Doughnut (American cheese and peppered bacon on a glazed doughnut bun) and the Sickies Burger (peppered bacon, fried egg, pulled pork, barbecue sauce and American cheese, topped with onion rings and a splash of hot sauce).

It also has chicken wings (with 25 sauce selections), mashed potato bowls, macaroni and cheese bowls, homestyle dinners (such as meatloaf, chopped steak, chicken fried chicken and hot beef sandwiches), Kobe burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, cauliflower wings, fried green beans, cheese curds, nachos and quesadillas. It serves more than 50 craft beers, as well as hand-spun boozy milkshakes.

The Fargo, North Dakota-based casual restaurant was founded in 2012 and now has nine locations in Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota. Two are scheduled to open this summer in Texas.

The decor features car and motorcycle memorabilia.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews closed two years ago after 15 years of operation in the building.

Best of the Black Hills 2022 reader rankings provided by Rapid City Journal.

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
Winner: Best Appetizer
Runner Up: Best Happy Hour & Best Sports Bar

The second Omaha-area location of Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews opened this week outside Westroads Mall, across from Topgolf at 701 N. 104th St. The location was a Joe’s Crab Shack until it closed a couple of years ago.

The small chain, established in 2012, serves an extensive menu of burgers in 50 varieties, chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese, wings and entrees such as meatloaf and fish and shrimp platters. It also has both alcoholic and nonalcoholic milkshakes.

The other Sickies in the metropolitan area is at 1203 Cornhusker Road in Bellevue. There also are outlets in Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota; Sioux Falls and Rapid City, South Dakota; Kissimmee, Florida; and Las Vegas.

It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

By Debbie Hall – Food & Beverage Magazine

It started from Garage to Table in 2012, and now Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews is celebrating this milestone birthday of 10 years. In comfort food tradition, Sickies Garage will be offering a limited-time menu that includes some original Midwest-inspired fare and new sweet finishes, including the frosty Birthday Cake Shake.

“When we first opened Sickies Garage, we were just having fun and playing with the car and motorcycle theme we all loved. Now, to have expanded to eight locations with at least two more coming later this year is beyond any expectations we originally had,” said Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews Partner Scott Upton.

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Sickies Garage has more than 50 burgers on the menu. Yet you can’t go wrong with the signature Sickies Burger, loaded up with an Angus beef patty, peppered bacon, fried egg, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and American cheese with a stack of onion rings and a touch of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for a nice kick. For maximum fun, pair it with a spiked Trix cereal milkshake.

By Helmut Schmidt
The Forum

Sickies Garage comes full circle with newest eatery in southwest Fargo
The popular restaurant and bar, known for its “50 burgers and 50 beers” is one of three Sickies locations planned to open around the U.S. in the company’s 10th anniversary year.

Fargo’s second Sickies Garage is ready to throw open its doors, heralding the start of a big anniversary year for the restaurant chain, which plans to open two more locations in 2022 to bring the concept to 10 outlets in 10 years.

The newest Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews, which opened Monday, Feb. 14, will be special, says Scott Upton, bringing the concept around full circle.

“Being able to bring a restaurant back to our hometown means a lot to us,” said Upton, a partner in Sickies and its parent company, Starmark Hospitality.

“Some local Fargo guys started a concept. We’re one of the lucky ones to make it to that level,” he said, during a tour of the metro’s newest eatery on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

The walls at 2551 45th St. S. are crammed with vintage car and motorcycle photos, magazine covers, street signs, beer signs, license plates and other gewgaws.

Look up, you’ll see car and truck hoods suspended from the ceiling or a go kart on the wall. And if you happen to be in the bar area, a 1943 Studebaker truck is bolted above a couple of booths with “about a ton of reinforced steel” a worker says.

“I call it organized chaos,” Upton said of the mancave modern decor.

But it fits with the extensive menu, which showcases the company’s signature “50 burgers and 50 brews” and a host of other items.

This Sickies has a full bar to serve liquor and cocktails. It’s the first in the chain with a bar separated from some of the dining room seating.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on being family friendly,” but the separate bar should make it even moreso, Upton said.

The indoor dining area can hold 200 people, but one section has garage doors that can be brought down to create a room for private events, Upton said.

The kitchen has the latest in automation, including a grill that presses down on burgers to cook them on both sides. A keypad offers options to cook patties to the precise level of doneness, taking a lot of the monitoring and guesswork out of the equation for busy cooks.

Similarly, fries can be automatically dropped, with the baskets rising as each batch is finished.

All of the Sickies restaurants are corporate owned.

Two more outlets are planned to open this year, in Omaha, Neb., and the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nev., Upton said.

The restaurant group has learned a lot about the challenges of going nationwide with its far-flung restaurants. The COVID-19 pandemic added lessons in supply chain flexibility and the importance of keeping and attracting good employees. Working with third-party delivery companies is now a cost of doing business, he said.

Upton would like to see Sickies grow at a rate of three restaurants per year. Once the concept hits about 15 stores, Upton said that could be a good point to consider franchising.

The Old Chicago that was once where Sickies is now, closed in April 2020 , one of Fargo-Moorhead’s early hospitality industry casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upton said the Sickies ownership group was eyeing the property, which is on 45th Street South, one of the metro area’s busiest arterial streets. However, it was hearing of EOLA, a large housing and commercial development by EPIC Companies going up just across the street, that sealed the deal.

Upton is betting that part of southwest Fargo will continue to see rapid growth and he’s excited to see how well the latest Sickies does.

“I look back 10 years ago” when the first Sickies was opened (at 3431 Fiechtner Drive S.), he said. “It’s been amazing. It’s been a fun ride.”

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