Acclaimed Chicago-based DMK Burger Bar eyes metro Detroit expansion


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While some metro Detroiters think the city is overrun with burger bars, it looks like the Motor City will soon be home to yet another chain serving sirloin sandwiches.

Chicago-based DMK Burger Bar is looking for franchise partners in southeast Michigan, according to a report on Eater Detroit.

Hopeful DMK operators can purchase their first unit for $30,000, and they’ll receive a 20 percent discount on additional units, Eater reports. Overall startup costs for the business can range anywhere from $400,000 to $750,000. The company is looking for franchisees in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

The 8-year-old company is known for elevating the art of the burger — theirs are made with grass-fed beef, artisanal potato buns, and hand-cut fries. Other frequently used ingredients include Colorado lamb, all-natural turkey, truffle cream, and Wisconsin cheddar.

So, it’s no wonder DMK has origins in fine dining — it was founded by Michael Kornick, a chef with five James Beard nominations under his belt, and David Morton of Morton’s Steakhouse fame.

The five-location chain has won numerous accolades and been featured on the Food Network, Fox News, and other outlets.

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