Bad Daddy's Burger Bar First Franchise Coming to Greenville

December 04, 2012

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is pleased to announce the first franchise for the expanding restaurant group will be located in Magnolia Park at 1025 Woodruff Road, west of  I-85 in Greenville, SC. 

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, with six NC locations, is a chef driven burger joint that uses a mix of local and artisan ingredients to make its signature burger with three different cuts of beef -- hanger steak, chuck and brisket. Recipient of the coveted Charlotte Magazine's BOB Award for Charlotte's Best Burger, Bad Daddy’s makes everything scratch with fresh ingredients, homemade dressings, vegetarian options and a gluten-free menu.

Founded by restaurateurs Frank Scibelli and Dennis Thompson, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has become Charlotte’s favorite burger concept because it incorporates global influences, exceptional ingredients and specialty meats to create a one-of-a-kind burger menu. 

Scibelli said, “The enormous amount of choices we provide our guests from the type of burger to homemade toppings like our famous Pimento Cheese, grated fresh from Boar’s Head cheese with our secret ingredients, and our original Fried Pickles as a side, makes dining at Bad Daddy’s a memorable experience.”

The new franchise owner is CPR Burgers, LLC, which includes cardiologist Richard Miller, MD, Curtis Rowan and restaurant construction expert OP Ponce. With extensive experience, even opening a Bailey’s restaurant in Greenville, SC and numerous Fox & Hound, Firebirds and Hickory Tavern restaurants, Ponce enjoys the construction process and founded Restaurant Construction Consulting (RCC) to pursue his passion for building successful eateries throughout the southeast.

“I’ve seen a lot of different restaurant concepts but Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar’s seasoned partners have created an exciting concept that can grow rapidly,” said Ponce. “The progressive leadership in Greenville has set the stage for attracting more people to the area and our restaurant will grow along with the neighboring movie theatre and regional shopping mall.”

Positioned next to the busiest movie theater in the Carolinas, the new Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will offer extended hours to cater to movie-goers, provide take-out and serve breakfast on Saturday and Sundays. With the influx of BMW, Michelin and downtown revitalization, Greenville is an attractive market and a magnet for people seeking dining and entertainment from the 12 surrounding counties in upstate SC and NC.

Construction begins this month on the 3,500 sq. ft. restaurant with a 600 sq. ft. patio, in total, accommodating 170 diners. The General Contractor is Precision Builders from Fort Mill, SC and interior design will be provided by Carrie Frye of Studio Fusion. The restaurant plans to open during the summer of 2013. Parking is available in front of the restaurant and the mall parking lot.

The interior décor strikes the perfect balance between industrial and custom vintage with exposed steel, reclaimed wood, classic collectibles and signage. The Greenville location will have an enclosed patio with a garage door that can be opened or closed depending on the weather.

Ordinary burgers are made with ground chuck only, but Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar uses a freshly ground custom beef blend made from hanger steak, chuck and brisket for a truly unique burger experience. Diners also have a choice on how to have their burger cooked with Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well and Well Done cooked to order.

Burgers from Basic to Bad Ass made from tuna, chicken, turkey, black bean and buffalo are available for a really custom burger. There are enough proteins, toppings and condiments to make burger-lovers dreams come true. Giant Chopped Salads are tossed to order with the choice of 23 different toppings and homemade dressings for a custom salad experience too.

Another point of differentiation from other burger concepts is the commitment to original recipes. Renowned Pastry Chef Kriss Harvey, widely considered the best ice cream chef in the industry, was brought in to create the soft serve ice cream for Bad Daddy’s. Then our dedicated Pastry Chef Brittany Marshall developed our authentic handspun milkshake recipes with imaginative flavors including Chunky Elvis and PB&J. Marshall also creates gluten-free buns and homemade desserts like Banana Pudding and Chocolate Stout Layer Cake for Bad Daddy’s.

Great craft beers with a mix of local to national breweries will be featured along with hi-definition TVs for sports night and a Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar tradition, Mug Night. Diners are invited to bring their own mugs, up to 40 oz. for Mug Night featuring beer and appetizer specials.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has four locations in Charlotte, the original restaurant on East Blvd., Ballantyne, Birkdale and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Two new Bad Daddy’s restaurants are opening at Seaboard Station in Raleigh and Park West in Cary, NC in early 2013. For more information, visit and follow Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar on Facebook ( to get updates.

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