Courtesy of Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Aloha, y'all. Or something like that. 

Franchisees for Hawaii-based Teddy's Bigger Burgers plan to open its first Texas restaurant in Colleyville this fall. Restaurateurs Brad and Nancy Sinex plan to expand to Teddy's to other parts of D-FW next year. 

[UPDATE: Teddy's opened Aug. 23.]

Teddy's currently operates restaurants in California, Washington and Iowa, plus Japan and the Philippines.

Teddy's Bigger Burgers is a 17-year-old company that prides itself on its 100% chuck beef burgers. A typical burger comes on a potato bun with Claussen pickles, lettuce, onion, tomatoes and Teddy's special sauce -- which is a honey mustard, mayo and brown sugar based sauce.  (Other burger varieties are also available.)

A burger-fries-drink combo will likely cost about $10, says Ted Tsakiris, co-CEO and founder. He usually orders a Kailua Burger (that's a beef patty with teryaki sauce, onions, mushrooms and swiss) with spicy tater tots on the side.

The burger market in D-FW is a busy one. Is Tsakiris' team concerned, I asked? "We're going to be great neighbors, we're going to be good for the market, and [we're going to] raise the awareness about my style of burgers," Tsakiris says.

First location: 4712 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. 

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