Co-founded by Houston rap legend Bun B (Bernard Freeman), restaurateur Andy Nguyen and Nick Scurfield, Trill Burgers was established in Houston in the summer of 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with pop-ups at local culinary events, we quickly gained notoriety for our mouthwatering smashburgers made with two all-beef smashed patties, caramelized onions, pickles and our patented Trill Sauce on a potato roll bun. Trill Burgers earned the title of best burger in America from "Good Morning America" in 2022 and has been a certified hit at music festivals across the United States including Coachella, Rolling Loud, Something in the Water and Rock the Bells.
Trill Burgers also won a coveted Gold Buckle Foodie Award for Best Classic Fair Food at the 2023 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Led by our chef partners Mike Pham and Fernando Valladares, we served more than 41,000 burgers in 20 days at the 2023 Rodeo -- a testament to the support from our hometown. We have been proud to support local charities including Chris Shepherd’s Southern Smoke Foundation and Second Servings of Houston, among others.
In 2022, we hosted a pop-up at City Hall in conjunction with the City of Houston, serving 2,000-plus customers in one day. Falling on National Cheeseburger Day, the day was proclaimed "Trill Burgers Day" by Mayor Sylvester Turner. We were thrilled to open the doors to our first brick-and-mortar location in Houston on June 7, 2023, in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. Formerly home to a historic James Coney Island location, the space will feature a drive-thru to help us serve as many customers as possible. Keep it Trill!
BUN B | Chief Burger Officer and CEO of Trill
ANDY NGUYEN | Creative Director
NICK SCURFIELD | Chief Marketing Officer
CHEF MIKE PHAM | Chief Operating Officer
CHEF FERNANDO VALLADARES | Executive Chef
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