What’s Your Grub Burger Horoscope?

Grub Burger Signs

 

At Grub, all signs point to a good time — Zodiac signs, that is. Whether or not you actually believe in the dubious art of astrology, it can still be fun to try to divine your personality traits and your future from your astrological sign.

So what’s your sign? We’ll read your horoscope and tell you what you should be ordering on your next visit to Grub.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) is known for being responsible and disciplined — a paragon of self-control. That’s why you’re all about our delicious but healthful California Chicken Bowl. It’s only 580 calories and is made with grilled chicken breast, bacon, black bean and corn medley, lettuce, Campari tomatoes, sprouts, queso fresco and ancho-lime vinaigrette.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) is progressive, original and independent. You water-bearers are always looking for new ways to mix things up, and so when you’re craving a sweet treat, you go for our Kitchen Sink, a handcrafted shake blended with pretzels, peanut butter, salt, butterscotch sauce, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, coffee grounds and potato chips.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20) is empathetic and artistic. Your sign is represented by the fish, so it’s only natural you’d be drawn to our Ahi Tuna bowl, featuring seared Ahi tuna, bacon, black bean and charred corn medley, lettuce, Campari tomatoes, avocado, queso fresco, sprouts and ancho-lime vinaigrette.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19) is audacious and ambitious, known for diving headfirst into whatever you pursue. So when it comes time to order, you look for something that burns as brightly as you — like our Blazin’ Chicken Sandwich, which features crispy fried chicken smothered in a blazin’ hot sauce, pickle aioli, pickles and a refreshing red cabbage slaw.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) is represented by the bull, but that doesn’t mean you’re not laid-back. You love nothing more than kicking back in serene environments, taking in the sights, sounds, smells and, of course, flavors. That’s why you love our $5 Ritas, which allow you to get your buzz on with Sauza Silver Tequila, orange liqueur, orange and fresh lime juice for only five buckaroos.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) is the sign of the twins. Whether or not you actually have an identical sibling, you’re interested in so many things you sometimes wish you could double yourself. We got your back with the Split Decision. You get your choice of two sides: Skinny Fries, Sweets or Onion Rings.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22) is represented by the crab, which splits its time between the sea and the shore. Similarly, you’re an intuitive soul, existing in both the emotional and material realms. The ultimate comfort food, our Mac ‘N’ Cheeseburger is an all-beef patty topped with mac ‘n’ cheese, cheese sauce and bacon. It’s reminiscent of childhood but rooted in the here and now.

LEO (July 23 – August 22) digs the notoriety and royal status that comes with being a lion. And so when you and your crew roll into Grub, you head straight for our Lockhart Legend, the most popular burger on our menu. It comes with applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, Dr Pepper BBQ sauce, two onion rings and sliced dill pickles.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) is known for being a bit of a perfectionist. Logical, practical, systematic — that’s you! Our Napa Salad — made with mixed greens, arugula, goat cheese, strawberries, black Mission figs, toasted almonds and hazelnut vinaigrette — is the perfect order for such an orderly person.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) has a reputation for a natural flirtatiousness and a love for the finer things in life. You’re just the type to order a Prosecco split to go with your favorite burger. Why not?

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) is marked by passion and power. It only makes sense that you’d heat things up with the Scorpion burger, premium beef topped with pepper jack cheese, Trinidad Moruga scorpion sauce, grilled jalapeños, lettuce and tomato.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) is represented by the archer. You’re always on a quest for new adventure, so you don’t shy away from our Voo Doo Mushroom burger. It gets its kick from absinthe-sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and Tabasco mayo.

No matter what your Zodiac sign is, we’re seeing a trip to Grub in your future. It’s written in the stars!

5 Things We’re Looking Forward to This Summer

Grub Summer Margarita

And just like that, it’s Summer. It’s time to slow down and take it all in. To enjoy life with family and friends. To live large while the livin’s easy.

How do we love summer? Let us count the ways.

1. School’s out.

For some lucky kids, no school means staying up late and sleeping in. For everyone, it means no homework, no tests and way less stress. Breathe in and say it with us now: “Ahhhhh.” 

2. Vacation.

Warm sun, cool water and weird tan lines? Yes, please. Whether you’re headed to the beach or just spending a few days laying out by the pool, there’s nothing better than taking a little time off to reboot.

3. Seasonal sips.

There’s something about summer drinks that are just extra-fun, and at Grub, we’ve got more than our fair share (#shamelessplug). There’s the Five Dollar Rita (Sauza Silver Tequila, orange liqueur, orange and fresh lime juice), the Patron Mango Rita (Patron Silver Tequila, Patron Citronage Mango and fresh lime juice), our Back Porch Punch (Bacardi rum and fresh juices), our seasonal housemade sangria and the Peach Martini (Deep Eddy Peach vodka, pineapple and lime juice with a hint of jalapeno.)

And did we mention that Tequilatopia is happening July 15th – August 15th? And that means one wonderfully long month of $5 ritas! And by ‟$5 ritas” we mean all Grub Ritas. Refreshing, right?

4. Fireworks.

Who doesn’t love things that go boom? Come July 4, we’re all about those amazing pyrotechnic displays. The sights, the sounds — even the smells. We seriously can’t get enough.

5. Cooking with fire.

It’s prime backyard BBQ season. Grab some burgers and buns and get the party started. Bonus points for s’mores in the fire pit. (Psst… While we’re talking about the flavors of summer, you’ve only got four more days to run to Grub and grab our Cuban, which comes with caramelized onion mustard, Swiss, ham, citrus-braised pork and pickles on homemade garlic bread for just $6.50, and Bananas Foster Shake topped with sliced bananas and caramel. What can we say? Planned obsolescence isn’t just for smartphones.)


What are some of your favorite things about summer? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. And don’t forget to download our GrubLove app — we’ll be blasting some fun new things your way in July, but you’ve gotta sign up to get them!

Celebrate Mom at Grub this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

They say Mother knows best. We say Mother deserves the best. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning something special for the woman who raised you… or who is raising your kids. Dads, pay attention!

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. The mom in your life is going to protest. She’s going to tell you she doesn’t want you to go to any trouble for her. She lies.

Secondly, regarding flowers — yes, you had better send flowers. Now, some (maybe even the woman of the hour herself) will argue that flowers simply wilt after a few days. But don’t let that logic distract you. A bouquet’s intensely ephemeral beauty is what makes it a perfect indulgence worthy of Mother’s Day.

And speaking of indulgence, there’s a good chance the mom in your life is way overdue for some me (read: she) time. Book a massage, a mani/pedi… you know, some good old-fashioned pampering. (And, while she’s away, think about putting the kids into chore overdrive.)

But that isn’t to say that every Mother’s Day needs to carry a hefty price tag. Sometimes the best things in life are free, and — honestly — Mother’s Day shouldn’t be a mere Hallmark moment. Supervise the kids while they draw the most beautiful cards she’s ever seen. Just stock up on the Magic Erasers first. They’re great at making crayon marks disappear from your walls.

Above all, don’t forget brunch! Breakfast in bed is great in theory, but you’re left with crumbs in the sheets and plenty of dirty dishes. Instead, we suggest skipping the mess and bringing Mom to Grub, where she can enjoy her choice of a complimentary mimosa or handcrafted shake (including our spiked shakes). Pair that bevvy with one of our delicious burgers and some onion rings, our light-but-decadent California Chicken Bowl or even our Pesto Turkey Cobb Salad and you’ve got a meal fit for a queen. Especially if you crown the whole thing with a fried egg.

And because we just can’t do enough for these special women, we’re honoring one lucky momma with a spa day. Enter to win on her behalf by visiting our Facebook page, tagging your mom and telling us why she deserves a little “treat yo’self” action. We’ll name the winner on May 11.

Thanks for all you do. Happy Mother’s Day from Grub!

Everything you ever wanted to know about April Fools Day

They say there’s no fool like an April Fool. And at Grub Burger Bar, we’re all about some good-natured shenanigans. But why do we celebrate April Fools on the first of the month by playing pranks on our friends each year?

Here’s a quick history of this hilarious holiday:

Since then, there have been some significant grand-scale gags throughout the years. A few of our favorites include:

If you’re looking for a prank-free zone this April Fools, come see us at Grub — our burgers are no joke. Sure, some of them — like our Guacapotle™, our Mac ‘N’ Cheeseburger and our Voo Doo Mushroom — go a little bit beyond the ordinary. But with buns baked fresh every hour, house-made sauces and dressings, and, of course, our signature blend of 100 percent fresh ground beef, these are some serious eats for serious people.

OK, maybe scratch that last part.

Happy April Fools Day!

Catch the Madness this March at Grub!

March College Basketball

Have you caught the madness? For college hoops fans, March is the most exciting month of the year. It’s a time for brackets and pools. It’s also a time to celebrate Cinderellas, conference powerhouses and last-second heroics. In short, it’s hours and hours and hours of glorious, high-stakes basketball.

Naturally, we’re gladly feeling the insanity. And feeding it, too.

You see, when it comes to game-day nosh, we like to think we’re the top seed. What’s that, you say? Bias? Favoritism?

We’ll admit it. But hear us out.

Pizza is great and all, but it comes with the risk of messing up your team chemistry. What do you do when everyone wants a different topping? With burgers, you get your way every time – Bacon Love #9? Voodoo Mushroom — and you don’t have to share if you don’t want to. Not to mention all the possibilities! If you are not a carnivore, that is not a problem! You can rebound with Grub’s meatless Hippie Chickpea or limited time Ahi Tuna Burger, here all of March and April.

And then there are wings. Delicious? Absolutely. Messy? Absolutely. The great thing about burgers is that the bun keeps fingers relatively sauce-free. And, if you’re still worried about wearing your food, try our delicious Salmon Filet Bowl or California Chicken Bowl. They’re basically burgers you eat with a fork. No muss, no fuss!

As for nachos? Look, we love queso as much as the next person. That’s why we make our own Chorizo Queso. Yes, it’s amazing, and yes, you should get some. Obviously, it’s delicious with chips, and it also makes for a fantastic burger topping. Talk about a game-changer.

We know, we know. We’re stuffing the stat sheet here. But seeing our Grub in action is the only way to go. So why not join us this March? Whether your local Grub will have the tournament showing on the big screen or you just need some Grub to-go for your watch party, our burgers, shakes and drink specials are all slam dunks.

So get to Grub and get your championship on.

Bring all of the Grub to you with the debut of Grub Catering!

Grub Catering

Looking to feed a crowd? Lucky for you, we know how to please a crowd. And with the debut of Grub Catering, it’s never been easier to bring the flavors of Grub Burger Bar to your home or office.

Catering currently is available through our locations, in College Station, TX, City Centre (Houston, TX), Dallas, TX (Greenville Avenue only), Tyler, TX, Tallahassee, FL, Akers Mills (Atlanta, GA), Montgomeryville, PA, and North Wilmington, DE.

We’ll be rolling it out everywhere later in 2018, just in time for any event you might plan: tailgate, school function, company meeting, office lunch, holiday party or big get-together. Simply put: You’ve got mouths to feed, and we’ve got several options they’re sure to love.

First up, the burgers. Choose an assortment of up to three of our most popular burgers, including the Front Porch, the Guacapotle, the Lockhart Legend, the California Chicken, Bacon Love #9 and the Jive Turkey.

You can turn those burgers into boxed meals with the addition of individually portioned sides, such as Garden Salad or Onion Rings and brownies, or serve them buffet-style with side platters of Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Brussels Sprouts, Black Bean and Charred Corn Medley or Chorizo Queso with tortilla chips.

In addition to burgers, our catering options also include our Grilled Chicken Wrap, hand-cut and double-battered Harlem Chicken Tenders, Grilled Chicken Breast and Ground and Pesto Turkey Bowls, Napa Salad and Pesto Turkey Cobb Salad.

Thirsty? Round out your order with iced tea (your choice of mango, raspberry hibiscus, sweet or unsweetened) or bottles of water.

And don’t forget dessert. Our house-made brownies are sure to satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths.

Ready to make some magic? Email your local store a day in advance for all catering requests, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that same day. (For larger parties, please provide us with at least 1 week’s advance notice.) We can’t wait to cater your next party or event!

Experience true bliss at Happier Hours every day at Grub

Happier Hours

There’s no such thing as too much happiness. So the concept of “happy hour” just isn’t going to cut it. Why limit bliss to only 60 minutes? And why settle for happy when you can be happier than happy? That’s why we’re getting the party going twice a day, every day, with our new Happier Hours at Grub Burger Bar.

You heard that right. Our first round of Happier Hours runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The encore begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until close. We do this seven days a week. That means that about half of your waking hours are designated Happier Hours. (We did the math.)

So what can you expect to enjoy during your Happier Hours?

How about $5 Cheese Fries? That’s an order of our famous skinny fries topped with melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar, bacon and our house-made jalapeño ranch.

Then there’s our Chorizo Queso. Just $5 gets you creamy queso topped with chorizo, ground beef and homemade guac, plus a generous helping of warm tortilla chips.

You also can get any of our spiked shakes for five bucks. The Bourbon & Caramel? Five bucks. The Boozy Mint Chocolate Chip? Also five bucks. Tipsy Worms & Dirt? Five bucks. ET Drunk Dial? Dirty Kitchen Sink? We think you know where we’re going with this.

Also on special are wines: the dry red blend 19 Crimes and Cupcake, a Sauvignon Blanc. Or celebrate Happier Hours with any of our bottled and draught beer (selection varies by location) or any of our signature cocktails.

And, of course, there’s always our Five Dollar Rita, made fresh with Sauza Silver Tequila, orange liqueur, orange and lime juice.

With so many options, mix it up and have it your way for even more happiness. Whenever the need for a little pick-me-up hits, head over to Grub Burger Bar with confidence. You can even set up a Happier Hours party with us. So contact your local Grub today to put your Happier Hours on the clock.

How Happy Pie Co. is Helping the World One Pie at a Time

Happy Pie Co.

A good pie can change the world. No, really. Hear us out.

aIt’s a universally accepted fact that life is hard sometimes. But no doubt you’ve heard the saying “easy as pie.” Well, it stands to reason that a slice or two can be just the thing to make life a little better.

That’s why we are thrilled to announce Grub’s latest project, Happy Pie Co. Since every Grub Burger Bar already sports an in-house bakery where we bake our fresh breads and buns daily, we’re also perfectly set up to start dishing out delicious pies.

So that’s what we’re doing. Baking pies. But, we should point out, we’re baking with a mission — to spread happiness through amazing pies, connecting good vibes between people.

And because we believe in giving back to the communities and neighborhoods that have given us such a warm welcome over the past few years, we’re also baking for good causes. For each one of our Chocolate Pecan Pies that we sell through Dec. 31, we’ll donate $5 to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, the Boot Campaign and other local charities. And, for every pie you purchase, we’ll give you a $10 Grub Burger Bar voucher.

Our goal is to raise $250,000 through the end of 2017, with the aim of writing checks to those organizations that make life a little easier for others in our community as soon as the calendar flips to 2018.

So you see? A little pie can be a great thing. You can grab one in stores or order online, and we’ll deliver to your home or office. Your pie is waiting for you. With the holidays nearly here, now’s the perfect time to place your order. It’s the season of giving, after all, so treat yourself and give back to some awesome charities, one pie at a time.

How to get your Halloween treat at Grub

Halloween

Double, double toil and Grubble. Yes, that’s the sound your stomach makes when you’re hungry for Grub. It’s Halloween, and we are really feeling it. The costumes, the candy, “The Monster Mash” on an endless loop – we’ve assembled all the ingredients for a spooktacular good time.

And because we know a thing or two about ingredients – we use only the finest for our chef-inspired burgers, bowls, salads and shakes – we’d like to offer a couple of hints for how to celebrate Halloween in true Grub style.

Late night is just right at Grub Burger Bar. Right now, you can get any draft beer and burger for just $10 after 8 p.m. This is no trick. Get the Bacon Love #9 (Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and secret sauce #9) and a bracingly cold lager for $10. Or try the Lockhart Legend (Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, Dr Pepper BBQ sauce, two onion rings and sliced dill pickles) and a wickedly hopped IPA for just 10 bucks. The Scorpion (pepper jack cheese, Trinidad Morgua scorpion sauce, grilled jalapeños, lettuce and tomato) and a darker-than-midnight craft porter? You guessed it: 10 smackeroos. We can think of no better reason to spend some Hamiltons.

And for a treat, try one of our devilishly delicious handcrafted shakes on for size. The Worms & Dirt (crushed Oreos and gummy worms) or the ET Shake (Reeses Pieces, peanut butter, chocolate and a peanut butter cookie) are decadent, delightful and the perfect capper to an evening of trick-or-treating. For a 21-and-over variation, try the Tipsy Worms & Dirt and the ET Drunk Dial. They use the same recipes as their tamer counterparts, only with the addition of chocolate vodka. You’re welcome.

Trick or treat yo self! Happy Halloween from Grub Burger Bar!

Grub Gives Back!

At Grub Burger Bar, we recognize how much we get from the communities in which we’re located. That’s why we’re excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community through our ‘Grub Gives Back‘ campaign!

With the start of the new school year upon us, we’re offering plenty of opportunities for schools and student organizations to bring in some cash while enjoying some delicious food.

The program is simple: when you sign up, your organization receives a percentage of an order’s profits every time a Grub diner mentions your school or program at check-out.

A ‘Grub Gives Back’ initiative can last a day, a week or even a month. It’s a great way to raise money for athletic departments — let’s be real: the mascot could use a new uniform — fund a specific cause (such as new computers), save up for a class trip or aid a family, student or teacher in need.

Care to make things interesting? Set up a competition with the crosstown rivals. All you have to do to get the ball rolling is to get in touch with the manager at your local Grub.

And we’ve got other ways to make back-to-school tasty.

For example, you might enlist your local Grub Burger Bar to host or participate in special events such as a teacher/administration happy hour, PTA kick-off celebration, a meet-the-teacher reception or a summer reading program awards ceremony.

Grub also offers food sampling for activities such as school picnics or field days, as well as the first day of school and the last day of school before holidays or the school year.

Or consider making Grub donation items, such as gift cards or feast certificates, available during carnivals and fundraisers. Really, can you think of a better silent auction item?

Feasts also make for an excellent classroom incentive. Forget about dangling a carrot in front of your students — try dangling a delicious burger and side of fries in the form of a gift card.

For fun educational activities, don’t hesitate to call on your local Grub Burger Bar. We can provide kitchen tours for culinary students interested in learning about bread-making and menu breakdown. We also can incorporate vital Grub stats into real-world lesson plans. For example, kids can learn about geography by studying all our locations. Or they can learn about math by adding up sales receipts.

And don’t forget to send us an invite for career day. We’d love to talk about what it takes to work in this fast-paced and exciting environment.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a buzz and let’s work out some way for Grub to Give Back!

Grub GIVES BACK