Changes to Dutch’s Hamburgers include full bar, extended hours

first_imgNick Stephens ReddIt A bartender relaxes during a lull in the day at the new Dutch’s Locker Room. Photo by Nick Stephens. High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Previous articleHoroscope: September 11, 2018Next articleStudent Government looks to fill 10 open seats Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printA full bar and additional seating for customers are among the additions to Dutch’s Hamburgers, which has unveiled its recent renovations after a lengthy construction process.The new area, known as the “Locker Room,” was a response to customer requests for a full bar and more seating. The bar operates on extended hours and is open until midnight Thursday through Saturday.A bartender relaxes during a lull in the day at the new Dutch’s Locker Room. Photo by Nick Stephens.“We were always running out of seating, so we wanted to expand that,” said Managing Partner Kay Greenlee. “When we started juggling around ideas, we decided that it was time to go full bar, mainly because our customers were asking for it.”The “Locker Room” is decorated in a manner true to its name, with a number of lockers ornamenting the entrance to the new section. The front of the “Locker Room” features a large garage door that can open up to South University Drive, where a number of stadium seats have been installed as part of the theme.The walls of the “Locker Room” are covered with televisions in an attempt to attract more sports fans to the restaurant.“We kind of want to be a place where faculty, staff, alumni and students can come to sit in a relaxing atmosphere, have a drink or two and watch some sports,” Greenlee said in a January interview with TCU 360.The renovations to Dutch’s Hamburgers were originally scheduled to be completed in the spring, but complications with the city’s fire code delayed construction. The “Locker Room” officially opened for business July— Dutch’s Locker Room (@DutchLockerRoom) August 11, 2018Students are pleased with the changes as well.“I love it,”  said senior finance major Connor Mortell. “I have rarely had an issue with Dutch’s being packed, so it’s not completely necessary. However, the extra space feels nice and the full bar just makes sense for Dutch’s.”Dutch’s has added additional seating in their “Locker Room” area. Photo by Nick Stephens.According to Greenlee, there could be more changes coming to the popular burger joint.“We have plans after football season to expand the patio — it’s going to be more like a game center back there with Jenga and Cornhole and we’ll have tournaments,” Greenlee said. “We’re thinking of adding a karaoke night on Thursdays, but I want to make sure that’s something the kids are wanting.” Linkedin + posts Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Twitter Nick Stephens Facebook Nick Stephens TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Nick Stephens High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Facebook High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Nick Stephens Linkedin Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img