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Liberty Burger coming to Fort Worth

The Napa burger at Liberty Burger
The Napa burger at Liberty Burger Star-Telegram archives

Liberty Burger, which started in Dallas and has five North Texas locations (as well as one in Wyoming — is that far North Texas?) is adding a sixth DFW location, this time on the FW side.

A representative of MG Retail Partners, the Dallas-based firm that owns a portion north Fort Worth’s Presidio Junction, confirmed to our Bud Kennedy that ground has been broken for the Liberty Burger, which is due in the third quarter of 2016 at the continuously expanding shopping center west of I-35W between North Tarrant Parkway and Heritage Trace Parkway.

Presidio Junction is also home to an Wendy’s and and In-N-Out Burger, which are practically a patty’s throw away from each other on North Tarrant Parkway. Liberty Burger is, however, North Texas-grown.

The first location was opened in north Dallas by opened by Mariel Street, the daughter of North Texas restaurant guru Gene Street (Black-Eyed Pea, Lucky's, Good Eats, Cool River). In a 2012 review, our Cary Darling praised its variety (the somewhat over-chatty online menu lists a dozen burgers, including burgers made with lamb, turkey and veggie patties, the latter praised by contributor Teresa Gubbins.

With all these burger joints, Presidio Junction — and north Fort Worth/Keller in general is known for chicken joints. Last week, we told you about the incoming chicken-salad joint Chicken Salad Chick, but we started by listing all the other chicken spots nearby: Pollo Tropical, a Raising Cane’s (both in Presidio Junction), a Golden Chick and a Slim Chickens — all within a short drive (in some cases walk) of one another.

Nearby Alliance Town Center is home to a Pluckers Wing Bar. It’s also home to a Chick-Fil-A — and another one is reportedly planned for Presidio Towne Crossing, just across I-35W.

Here’s another one: The MG Retail Partners rep told Kennedy that an El Pollo Loco is opening soon in the center. The name means “The Crazy Chicken” — if you were in a chicken in north Fort Worth/Keller, you’d probably be crazy, too.

But it’s not all burgers and chickens: A La Madeleine Country French Cafe, which will have a new design and custom artwork, is due to open in Presidio Junction on March 17. Vive la France on St. Patrick’s Day!

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