Chef Kenny Mills has leased a former barbecue restaurant and burger grill on Little Road and will reopen his Original Chop House Burgers, he said Thursday.
Mills, founder of a restaurant that put Park Row Drive on the dining map in 2010 and twice made the finals of a DFW.com “Burger Battle,” has leased space at 2502 Little Road to go back into the burger business a year after his old restaurant was sold and closed.
TV host Guy Fieri’s first “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” trip to Arlington was for the Chop House 10-pepper burger. In many ways, Chop House Burger brought the artisan-burger menu to this market.
(Original Chop House Burger is not related to the similarly named and Dallas-based Chop House Burger locations in Fort Worth and Euless, or the also-unrelated Mercury Chophouse in Fort Worth and Arlington.)
In 2010, Mills founded Chop House Burgers in a small strip shopping center on Park Row Drive where Connie’s Cafe operates now. In 2015, he moved it to a larger location five blocks to the west., and sold it in 2017.
Original Chop House Burgers will open about mid-June, Mills said.