Back-to-School: Grub Style


Ah, summer. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Even if you’re not sitting around waiting for the school bell to ring, there’s still something bittersweet about the end of flip-flops-and-shorts season. But this is not the time to get all mopey. At Grub Burger Bar, we are all about the cheer — and “Cheers!”; we do serve Back Porch (rum) Punch, Peach Martinis and Five Dollar Ritas, after all — that come with shooing out the old and welcoming in the new.

First things first, though: the pool hasn’t closed just yet. So keep that maillot and those trunks in your weekend rotation as long as you possibly can. And because you’ll need something cool to sip while you’re getting your lounge on, let us remind you that our hand-crafted shakes are delicious. And that’s true whether you go classic, like with our Kitchen Sink (we’d tell you what’s in it, but, heck what’s not in it?), or spiked, like with our Dirty Kitchen Sink (everything, plus chocolate vodka).

Still, serious preparations are in order. Back-to-school means it’s back to early starts, sack lunches and (gulp) homework. Regardless of whether you or your kids are getting ready to head to class, the vacation clock is ticking. Now’s the time when we all have to contemplate rejoining the rank and file. For those days when the routine most feels like a grind, Grub Burger Bar offers ample opportunities to break out of the doldrums with new seasonal Market menu items.

And because the back-to-school season is also a season for fresh starts, now is the time to tackle those projects around the house that you’ve been meaning to get to but, you know… life. Wash the windows. Organize the garage. Paint the spare bedroom. And when you’re bone-tired and ready for a break, know that relief is just a few taps and a swipe away. With our GrubLove app, you can order ahead and skip the lines. We’ll have your just rewards waiting for you.

Besides, summer needs a proper send-off and there are blockbusters to enjoy. Movies at the park? Projector in the backyard? A sofa-bound binge-watch? However you choose to get in some last-minute summer viewing, you’re in need of great snacks, burgers and sides. If you’re going out with the fam, we recommend our comfort-food-forward Mac ‘N’ Cheeseburger plus the Split Decision (your choice of two: skinny fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings). Staying in? You can’t go wrong with Bowls for every member of your party. Besides, who needs popcorn with you’ve got chips and Chorizo Queso? So get some Grub to go and call it good. And, for your more formal informal gatherings, remember that Grub caters, too.

After all — and come to think of it — back-to-school time isn’t all bad. In fact, it’s something pretty special. What are some of your favorite things about this time of year? That new box of crayons? The six inches you grew over the summer? Being assigned a locker on the top row? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. And don’t forget to download our GrubLove app — we’ll be announcing some awesome new stuff this fall, but you’ve gotta sign up if you want to stay at the head of the class!



Order online to get your Grub to go!

Online Ordering at Grub

The Internet has changed the way we do almost everything. We buy our groceries online. We meet our significant others online. We stream our favorite shows and movies online. And thanks to our new-and-improved online ordering platform, you can get your favorite items from Grub Burger Bar — you guessed it! — online.

That’s right: Ordering your Grub online is now both easier to do and easy on the eyes. Simply select your location and pick-up time, then dive right in and make your selections. Whether you’re swinging by for a quick lunch for yourself or ordering dinner for the whole family, we’ve got you covered.

In addition to favorites like the Bacon Love #9, Harlem Chicken Tenders and Pesto Turkey Cobb Salad, we make it easy to get those special little extras you won’t find anywhere else. That includes our house-made jalapeno ranch, Dr Pepper BBQ, chipotle ketchup, honey mustard and Mississippi Comeback dipping sauces. Choose your favorite sides — including Skinny Fries, Brussels Sprouts and Mac ‘n’ Cheese — and, if you’re really living large, one of our delicious handcrafted shakes.

After you’ve made your selections and checked out, all that’s left to do is head over to your local Grub Burger Bar and pick up your order. There’s no standing in line for you! Just saunter over to the pick-up area like the boss you are, grab your bag and go. If you’ve arrived a bit early, you’re always welcome to order a drink from our full bar while you wait.

In addition to ordering from your favorite browser, you also can use the GrubLove app, which will help you rack up reward points toward free Grub and send you special news and offers.

So what will you do with all the time you’ll save by ordering online? Snap a selfie of yourself enjoying your Grub and post it online using the hashtag #iheartgrub, naturally.

Here’s to the internet!

Four Reasons to Love the GrubLove App

Glued to your phone? Hey, we don’t judge. In fact, we’re here to offer up yet another reason to burn through some data.

The GrubLove loyalty app is your go-to for all things Grub. You can use it to skip the lines by ordering your meals ahead of time, purchase and send digital gift cards, locate your nearest Grub Burger Bar when you’re on the road and — here’s the big one — scan your receipts to rack up points and earn free Grub. Purchasing gift cards through the app basically turns your mobile device into a digital wallet where you can sock away virtual money to spend exclusively on Grub.

It only takes 50 points to score a $5 rewards credit, and points can accumulate pretty quickly, especially if you help us spread the word. For every person you refer to the rewards program, both you and your friend will receive 20 points. And here you thought popularity didn’t matter after high school.

Because we’re all about sharing the GrubLove, you’ll get instant rewards just for signing up. For a limited time, new GrubLovers get a free order of our amazing cheese fries when they download the app. Celebrating another trip around the sun? Use GrubLove and get a free shake on your birthday. The app is also a great place to learn about special offers, such as double points during the holidays. Want even more? Sign up through Facebook and you’ll score 10 bonus points. Cha-ching!

The GrubLove app is available for both iPhone and Android mobile devices, but if you’re kicking it old school, you still can sign up via email to access all the loyalty perks.

Ready to redeem your hard-earned rewards? Head to a participating Grub, open the app and hit the “redeem” button to generate a unique QR code for the cashier to scan. It’s that easy.

Thanks for helping us share the love!

How To Get Down With Grub This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

At Grub Burger Bar, we firmly believe that the way to one’s heart is through your stomach. So, when Valentine’s Day rolls around, we can’t help but get excited. We’ve got great food, great drinks, and we’re ready to show you some love! No matter where you are — or aren’t — in your relationship, Grub is the perfect place for anyone looking to kindle a little romance.

Take, for example, those starry-eyed couples who just got together. Still basking in their pheromone-fueled honeymoon phase, they want to share everything with each other. Well, sharing doesn’t get any better than when it involves our handcrafted shakes. Loaded with cookies, candy and plenty of other goodies, these are some seriously sweet sweets. And for paramours 21 and older, you can spike that shake. Ask for two straws and call it good.

Then you have those who have been dating forever. They seem to know everything about each other. They even finish each other’s sentences. It only stands to reason that they know one another’s Grub order by heart too. Using the GrubLove app, they can order ahead and grab it to go, then head home to catch up on their latest binge-watching obsession.

As for the newly engaged, they’re toeing a difficult line between celebrating and slimming down for the big day. For these couples, we recommend turning to Grub’s lighter side. Our Salmon Filet Bowl is a protein-packed stack of wild-caught salmon, bacon, black bean & corn medley, lettuce, Campari tomatoes, sprouts, queso fresco and ancho lime vinaigrette. Or try the Napa Salad, which features mixed greens, arugula, goat cheese, strawberries, black mission figs, toasted almonds and hazelnut vinaigrette.

Long-married couples, meanwhile, know that its OK to have your differences. There may be two sides to every story, and sometimes it’s a case of “he said, she said.” So it’s paramount that you both stay on the same page… of our menu. Order whichever burger speaks to you — the Scorpion, the Hippie Chickpea, the Texas Luau — then add the Split Decision, which contains two sides from your choice of skinny fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings. See, splitting up can actually bring you closer together.  

And if you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day? Worry not. Our comfort foods are here for you. This year, Grub up your victory over the V-Day blues and “Treat. Yo. Self.” Pair our Mac ‘N’ Cheeseburger (piled high with creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, cheese sauce and bacon) with a bubbly Prosecco split and raise a toast to your independence.

Who loves you, baby? Everyone! But especially Grub. The proof is in our GrubLove app. Sign up and earn double points on everything February 12-14. And take a loved one — mom, dad, son, daughter, sibling, best friend, you name them — to share the love even more.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Grub Burger Bar from A to Z

School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to forget your 1, 2, 3s and A, B, Cs. Just for fun, here’s a look at Grub Burger Bar from A to Z. Consider it our little summer school lesson.


Alcoholic Shakes. You read that right. You can try any of our delicious, handcrafted shakes with a boozy kick.


Bacon Love #9. The classic bacon burger gets a little something extra courtesy of our secret sauce #9. No, we won’t tell you what’s in it. We won’t even hint.


California Chicken Bowl. Laid-back and delicious with grilled chicken breast, bacon, black bean and corn medley, lettuce, Campari tomatoes, sprouts, queso fresco and ancho lime vinaigrette.


Draught Beer. Because great beer doesn’t have to come at a great cost.


Educated Guess. One of our favorite wines, this Napa Valley Cabernet boasts notes of blackberry, cherry, cocoa and hints of mint.


Five Dollar Rita. You get Sauza Silver Tequila, orange liqueur, orange and fresh lime juice — all for a Lincoln.


GrubLove App. Download our GrubLove app and scan your receipts to rack up rewards and earn free Grub.


Hippie Chickpea. No meat? No problem! Our chickpea and eggplant burger is topped with roasted red pepper mayo, roasted red bell peppers, arugula, red onions, goat cheese and tabbouleh.


#IHeartGrub Giveback Program. Community is important. That’s why we’re proud to support local organizations through our #IHeartGrub Giveback Program. Do you work with a nonprofit? Contact the manager of your local Grub Burger Bar for more information.


Jive Turkey Bowl. Get down and funky with a pesto-seasoned turkey burger, bacon, black bean and charred corn medley, lettuce, Campari tomatoes, avocado, queso fresco, sprouts and ancho lime vinaigrette.


Kitchen Sink. With pretzels, peanut butter, salt, butterscotch sauce, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, coffee grounds and potato chips, this shake has everything but… well, you get it.


Lockheart Legend. Our most popular burger comes with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, Dr Pepper BBQ sauce, two onion rings and sliced dill pickles.


Mac n’ Cheeseburger. It’s a burger topped with mac ‘n’ cheese, cheese sauce and bacon. Need we say more?


Napa Salad. If you’re craving something on the lighter side, this salad features mixed greens, arugula, goat cheese, strawberries, black mission figs, toasted almonds and hazelnut vinaigrette.


Onion Rings. We hand-batter ours in Shiner Bock beer, fry them up and serve with house-made chipotle ketchup.


Patron Mango Rita. Go top-shelf with this fruity blend of Patron Silver Tequila, Patron Citronage Mango and fresh lime juice.


Queue-Hopping. No need to wait in line when you’re hungry for Grub. Place your order online or through the GrubLove app to have your meal ready and waiting for you when you walk in.


Real Food. We bake our buns from scratch every hour and we use a signature blend of 100% fresh ground beef for our burgers. To top it all off, all of our sauces and dressings are made in-house.


Split Decision. Hey, we get it. Sometimes it’s hard to choose a side. That’s why we let you have your choice of two. Choose between Skinny Fries, Sweets or Onion Rings.


Tabbouleh. It’s a Middle Eastern dish made with chopped mint and parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, cucumber and lemon juice — and it’s amazing.


Unexpected Menu Items. Honestly, when was the last time you went to a burger joint and ordered a side of Brussels sprouts? Not a fan, you say? Just try ours. We roast them and then toss them in ancho lime vinaigrette and top with queso fresco.


Voo Doo Mushroom. Feeling adventurous? Then try this burger, which is topped with absinthe-sauteed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and Tabasco mayo.


Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Fries. Magically delicious, they’re known around Grub simply as “Sweets.”


XX Lager, served on draught. (You thought we’d drop the ball on the letter X, didn’t you?)


You’re My Boy Blue. This burger comes topped with crumbled bleu cheese, balsamic caramelized onions, tomato and arugula.


Zippy. Some like it hot, and we’re happy to bring the heat with our spicy Scorpion burger. For an extra kick, try it Inferno Style with our Scorpion sauce made with dried scorpion chiles that we grind in-house. Complete with an ice cream chaser. Trust us, you’re gonna need it.

What Your Favorite Grub Burger Says About You

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but the burger you choose to accompany your fries can act as a little blurb on your back cover.

Here’s what your favorite Grub burger says about you.

Bacon Love #9

At first glance, you’re a pretty typical guy or gal: easy going, well-liked. But you’ve got a secret side, don’t you? A secret talent, perhaps? Or maybe a secret passion? Either way, you love our Bacon Love #9: Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato and secret sauce #9.


You’re always down for a good time. That’s why you love the festive flavors of our Guacapotle™. With chipotle aioli, cheddar cheese and homemade guacamole, it’s a party on a bun.

Mac ‘N’ Cheese Burger

You know those “work hard, play hard” types? You’re the “play hard, play hard” type. And that’s why you can’t get enough of the Mac ‘N’ Cheese Burger, piled high with mac ‘n’ cheese, cheese sauce and bacon.

Voo Doo Mushroom

You’re something of a mystical wild child. That’s why you love our Voo Doo Mushroom burger and its absinthe sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and Tabasco mayo.

Hippie Chickpea

You might own more than one pair of Birkenstocks. You definitely own at least one tie-dyed item. So you’re all about our Hippie Chickpea, a meatless ground chickpea and eggplant burger with roasted red pepper mayo, roasted red bell peppers, arugula, red onions, goat cheese and tabbouleh served on a wheat bun.

Lockhart Legend

You’re larger than life with an appetite to match. There’s a championship belt buckle framed on your wall. You like your coffee black and you wrestle tornadoes. Simply put, you are a legend, which is why you always go for the Lockhart Legend, stacked high with applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, Dr Pepper BBQ sauce, two Shiner Bock hand battered onion rings and sliced dill pickles.


Our GrubLove app has plenty to love

In a world where there’s an app for everything, it only makes sense that Grub Burger Bar would get in on the game.

Available on iOS and Google Play, the GrubLove loyalty app allows Grub lovers to order online, purchase digital gift cards, find Grub Burger Bar locations while traveling and, most importantly, scan receipts and rack up points to get free Grub. And because we’re so excited about sharing the GrubLove, later that day we’ll give you a free treat just for signing up.  

No smartphone? No problem. You also can sign up for a loyalty account through our website or by connecting your Facebook account.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, tap the “locations” button in the app to find a participating Grub Burger Bar. After you get your Grub on, you have three days from the purchase date and time listed on the receipt to scan your barcodes and rack up the points. You earn a point for every dollar spent, and $5 in rewards for every 50 points you save up.

In addition to scanning receipts, you can also earn points by referring friends to download the app (20 points per pal!) and by signing up through Facebook (a 10-point bonus).

To redeem your rewards, go into a participating Grub Burger Bar, open the app, click the “redeem” button in the app and select the reward you want to use. A QR code should pop up on the screen for the cashier to scan. Facebook users will be given a 7-digit code to give the cashier.

After you hit “redeem,” you have four hours to use the code before it expires. But don’t worry: If life happens and you don’t make it to Grub Burger Bar in time, those rewards points will be credited back to your account.

And when you purchase a digital gift card through your GrubLove loyalty account, you’ll get more than just a gift card. You’ll also be able to pay in store with just a click of a button. Once you’ve loaded your digital gift card to your account, there’s no need to carry credit cards or cash into your local Grub.

You can also share your gift card, transfer it to a loved one or buy a new card as a gift, right from your phone! Now that’s love.

Ready to reap the rewards of your Grub obsession? Download our GrubLove loyalty program today to start racking up the points. We’ll see you soon.