Want your burger or salad made to order just the way you want it?
Our Create-Your-Own menu will let you be as bold or basic as you wish.
Any combination is available. Just let us know how you like it and we’ll dig into our extensive list of artisan ingredients to build it for you.
A bison burger with just mayo and ketchup? Done. Our fresh, signature Angus blend with just about everything in the pantry? No problem.
Or make a salad that’s uniquely yours. We literally have dozens and dozens of fresh ingredients including fresh greens, housemade dressings, cheeses and toppings ready for you to build the salad of your dreams.
Create your own at Bad Daddy’s. It’s our ingredients and your inspiration.
In 2007, the first Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar opened on East Blvd. in Charlotte, NC. It was an immediate success, and for good reason. Our philosophy to prepare simple foods–such as the quintessential American dish, the hamburger–with culinary passion satisfied a craving among restaurant-goers like nothing had before.
With the success of the East Blvd. location, a second Bad Daddy’s opened in 2007. By 2012, there were five. From there, one Bad Daddy’s followed another. Today you can find Bad Daddy's amazing cuisine in restaurants in multiple cities and states. And the response everywhere is the same: “Wow.”
Now, in 2019 with 35 locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee and Colorado, Bad Daddy’s has been steadily building its reputation as a unique player in the burger world. Plans for continued growth promise more locations throughout 2019 and beyond.
Awards & Press
We’re not awards hungry. We’re good-food hungry. But in the end, one leads to another, which is why Bad Daddy’s has consistently garnered press and praise from all corners of the culinary world. From regional press and accolades from publications like Denver’s Dining Out “25 Things We Love” and Charlotte Magazine’s “Best of the Best” to national coverage in Nation’s Restaurant News.
Just about anywhere you can find a Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, you can find a multi-star review from local food critics who have raved about our burgers, our incredible beer selection, our specialty cocktails or our homestyle desserts.
Do we like the kudos? Sure we do. But what we like even more is happy guests who love what we do, love what they eat here, and call us their favorite hangout. That’s the best pat on the back in this business.
At Bad Daddy’s, we think it’s important to be more than just a good restaurant.
We need to be good neighbors, too.
At Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, we are committed to sourcing local and fresh ingredients whenever possible, and supporting nearby businesses with interests in the local culinary marketplace, like our extensive selection of craft beers and regional spirits.
So whether it’s an award-winning craft beer we have on tap or ingredients for our burgers and salads that we grab fresh from local farms, there’s always a part of the Bad Daddy’s experience that’s local and real for the communities we do business in.
We’ve been blessed with great guests who have given us a successful restaurant.
And we think it’s important to share our success, which is why we give back to local charities everywhere we have a Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar.
Some of our favorite charities include Communities in Schools, Levine Children’s Hospital, No Kid Hungry, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the child advocacy organization, Pat’s Place. In all, we have given donations to more than 100 charities.
Does it make our food taste better? We’re not sure. But it feels right by us to do right by others. That’s part of the Bad Daddy’s spirit.