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Becks Prime Celebrates 36 Years in Houston

September 10, 2021

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Becks Prime has partnered with local non-profit Trees for Houston in celebration of its 36th milestone anniversary. Birthday activities will take place Thursday and Friday, September 16th and 17th with milkshakes, donations from burgers sold, and seedling giveaways.

“With 2020 delaying our 35th anniversary celebrations, we wanted to take the opportunity to honor year 36 in a way that gives back not only to our customers, but to our community as a whole,” said Molly Voorhees, President of Becks Prime. “Trees for Houston has always been very special to me personally and professionally as an organization that protects trees throughout the Houston area. The oak trees at our Augusta location are over 400 years old and we thought this would be a wonderful partnership to help promote their hard work and dedication.”

On Thursday, September 16, all 11 Becks Prime locations in Houston and Dallas will offer complimentary dessert-sized “birthday” vanilla milkshakes topped with sprinkles. These will be available with the purchase of any Becks Prime burger along with the code word “happy birthday” at checkout.

On Friday, September 17, Becks Prime will donate $1 for every burger sold to local non-profit Trees for Houston. Additionally, Trees for Houston volunteers will be handing out 1,080 seedlings at three Becks Prime locations across Houston, 360 seedlings at each site, to honor the 36th anniversary. The complimentary seedlings will be available at the following Becks Prime locations:

  • Augusta (2615 August Drive, Houston TX 77057) from 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Kirby (2902 Kirby Drive, Houston TX 77098) from 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Memorial Park (1001 E Memorial Loop Drive, Houston TX 77007) from 7:00am – 2:00pm.

Becks Prime has had a longstanding relationship with Trees for Houston and preserving the over 400-year-old oak trees at the Augusta and Westheimer location. Any remaining seedlings will be planted at a Trees for Houston tree farm.

4 Reasons Why Becks Prime Makes the Best Burgers in Houston

June 6, 2021

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There's no question about it: Americans absolutely love their burgers.

That's not hyperbole, either—it's fact. A recent survey revealed that 62% of Americans "love" burgers! 

The same study had other interesting findings. For example, 82% of the survey respondents said they loved burgers because they believe them to be a good source of nutrients. Whether your burger is nutrient-dense depends on factors like its toppings, but there's no doubting how a burger can fill you up perfectly. 

Do you share a love of burgers? Are you wondering where to find the best burgers in Houston?

Look no further. Whether you're a local or a tourist, you'll appreciate everything Becks Prime has to offer. Here's why.

1. We Cook Our Burgers at the Prime Temperature: A Juicy Medium

Burgers come in all temps, shapes, sizes, and varieties, but there's one temperature that seems to stand the test of time—medium (160°F).

Ground beef is different than steak in how it's ground. That's why you can eat steaks at lower temperatures than you normally would a hamburger. For example, you might get your steak rare or medium-rare, but your burger a medium-plus.

Still, you want to maintain the juiciness and tenderness those lower temperatures provide. By cooking our burgers at a standard temperature of medium (unless otherwise requested), we can guarantee a balance of doneness and flavor. No dry and overcooked or soggy, undercooked burgers here!

2. We Cater to All of the Tastebuds

The most fun part about a burger is its ability to be customized, depending on your mood. Cheeseburgers range from the classic—mustard, pickle, onion—to the fantastical—homemade chili, cheddar, onion. Burgers can even be an alternative meat, such as chicken, proving that ground beef isn't the ceiling for creativity.

With that being said, the variety you'll find at Becks Prime is a point of pride. We know the people walking through our doors have different tastes, likes, dislikes, dietary restrictions. Some people love a helping of jalapeños while others are allergic to capsaicin, a component of peppers. 

No matter what you enjoy, you'll find something to satisfy your craving. From our Bill's Burger (sautéed onions, sliced cheddar, bacon, jalapeño, Prime Sauce, lettuce) to our California Chicken burger (wheat bun, swiss, guacamole, lettuce, tomato), and everything between, Becks Prime has it all.

Don't forget: that also includes the best salads, best sandwiches, best steaks, and best fries. Need we say more?

3. The Quality of the Meat (And More) Goes Uncompromised

You can have the best burger set-up in all of history: a fluffy egg bun, a healthy smear of condiments, and maybe some sliced ones and tomatoes. But if the meat—the heart of the burger—lacks in quality, that'll directly translate to a lackluster meal.

If you're going to eat a burger, why not demand the best? 

Since our origin, Becks Prime prides itself on serving up freshnever frozen100% certifiedAngus beef chuck rest. We grind the meat in-house and patty it fresh daily. Every burger is cooked to order over mesquite wood coals that reach a scorching temperature of 1,000 degrees.

Beef aside, every item you get at Becks can boast similar quality. For example, our quarter-pound hot dog is made exclusively for our restaurants by none other than Boar's Head, and each chicken breast is slow-marinated to achieve maximum tenderness—and never frozen.

So, to recap: what makes Becks Prime burgers out-of-this-world delicious? 

  • Never-frozen flavor
  • Freshly made to order—but fast
  • High-quality ingredients to match the high-quality meat
  • 100% certified Angus beef
  • Delicious mesquite wood cooking technique

And to top it all off . . . Pillowy egg buns made fresh daily at each location.

As this dedication and care implies, Becks Prime got its start thanks to a fellow burger enthusiast. When you take your first bite, you'll know what you're eating was designed by someone just like you—a person who appreciates a hearty meal with mouth-watering flavor.

4. Did We Mention It's Fast? 

At this point, you're probably imaging Beck's Prime as a full-blown restaurant (which it is), one that could pass for fine dining by the sounds of it!

But we can promise something even better than fancy napkins—fast and convenient service.

That's right: Becks Prime was born of the idea that fast-food should still be delicious and quality shouldn't be sacrificed for speed. Excellent, cooked-to-order food shouldn't exist only within the finest of restaurants. It should exist in a casual environment, too—a space that promotes a good time and delivers good meals, because why not?

This category—high-quality fast-food—was a vision that three friends and business partners (burger lovers and restaurant managers themselves) had and brought to fruition. The result is a family-friendly, tastebud-friendly place that delivers Houston's best burgers, guaranteed.

Don't just take our word for it. Come see for yourself!

It's Dinner Time! Get the Best Burgers in Houston at Becks Prime

You'll never have to Google, "burger near me," again. Now you know the answer.

The best burgers in Houston, Texas, are at Becks Prime. Trust the locals, who love our delicious offerings and come back time and again. Trust the tourists, who make it a tradition to pit-stop at Becks every time they visit the Lone Star state.

Whether you love a fully-loaded bacon cheeseburger or a mushroom and onion combination, come on in and see for yourself what makes this place so great.

Click here to find the location nearest you! We're in over half a dozen convenient locations and look forward to serving you the best burgers Houston—and, dare we say, Texas—have to offer. 

6 Reasons Becks Prime Offers The Best Salads in Dallas

July 22, 2021

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On the hunt for the best salads in Dallas? Look no further than Becks Prime! This is what goes into making these fan favorite menu items!

Dallas, Texas, is full of culture, friendly folks, and excellent restaurants! And at Becks Prime, we sure do exemplify the "Texas way of living."

Here at Becks Prime, we offer the best salads that are made to order! So say goodbye to frozen food and long lines, and come and visit us at one of our locations!

If you're new to our family, keep reading so you can know all about our menu. We guarantee a mouth-watering read!

Our Story and Legacy

Becks Prime is the brainchild of John Storms, Win Campbell, and Mike Knapp. The teams spent a year searching for innovative concepts for their restaurant.

Finally, in 1985, they opened up their very first Beck Prime. Now the concept has transformed into a full-tilt restaurant with locations all over Texas.

Does Becks Prime Offer Vegetarian Options?

The answer is yes! Our menu is fully customizable, which means anyone with food limitations can still enjoy the best salads in Dallas!

In fact, the Mediterranean is the best in Dallas for vegetarians! This salad comes with fresh kalamatas, capers, the finest feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, and bell peppers. And right when you thought it couldn't get any better, we finish the salad off with our house-made, balsamic vinaigrette!

But maybe you're not a fan of Mediterranean salad; well, don't worry. The Queen of Hearts Salad is also vegetarian!

This salad comes with artichoke hearts, hearts of palm (hence the clever name), bell peppers, tomatoes, green olives, and an egg! And just like the Mediterranean salad, we top off this salad with our house-made vinaigrette.

We also have the best veggie burgers for those who don't want a salad. And if you're in the mood for extra fun, our hand-cut fries are the best in town and entirely vegetarian!

How Big Are the Salad Servings?

Surely you've heard of the term "everything is bigger in Texas." Well, here at Becks Prime, we take this saying very seriously. 

Just like or steaks and burgers, our salads are made to fulfill and satisfy every customer. Remember, just because it's a salad doesn't mean you can't enjoy it!

Other Salad Dishes

Becks Prime also offers some great salads for those who aren't vegetarians but still want to eat healthily. For starters, we have the Cobb salad, which comes with blue cheese, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and vinaigrette!

We also have the Kirby salad, which has bacon, spiced pecans, blue cheese, cranberries, our signature raspberry vinaigrette! As mentioned earlier, all of our salads are fully customizable, which means you can add or take off anything.

We also have a signature Ceaser salad made with crispy iceberg lettuce, creamy Ceaser dressing, and fresh parmesan cheese!

Don't Be Afraid to Add a Little Protein

For our meat lovers, who still like to eat healthily, we offer some great protein toppers! Not to mention, all of our meats are cooked over mesquite wood coals for added flavor!

We offer fresh, never-frozen chicken, steak, and tuna options! We have the best steals in town that can be added to your salad! And, of course, our steaks are 100% certified Angus beef!

For starters, our ribeye and tenderloin steak are both cooked to perfection, perfectly seasoned, and cut against the grain to preserve flavor!

The tenderloin steak pairs perfectly with our Mediterranean salad. At the same time, the ribeye goes excellent with the Kirby salad.

Our chicken is marinated with herbs and spices and then cooked to perfection. For those who love Ceaser salads, consider adding our chicken breast for some added flavor. And of course, for all the seafood lovers, we offer fresh Ahi Tuna. 

What Makes a Great Salad?

When people hear the word salad, they often think it has to be boring and healthy. However, all of our salads are less than 600 calories and still incorporate tasty ingredients. 

The truth about how to make the perfect salad is pretty simple. Start by using quality ingredients, fresh produce, and innovative recipes! The people want quality over quantity, and Becks Prime delivers this every time. 

For example, Becks Prime uses quality iceberg lettuce that is finely cut to preserve flavor and texture! Our produce is shipped to our doors by third-party distributors.

Lastly, our dressings are made fresh every day with imported seasonings for a better taste. All in all, we incorporate all of the steps to make the best salads! 

Other Menu Items

Since you're already here, you might as well learn about our different menu items! For starters, we pride ourselves on having the best sandwiches and cheeseburgers in town! 

We offer signature sandwiches like our Ribeye sandwich, Ahi Tuna sandwich, and our Bills burger! So no more searching for "burger near me," became Becks Prime has you covered!

Our Spicy Tuna sandwich comes with our signature Asian Spread, red onions, Sriracha, cucumber, cilantro, and fresh jalapenos for some added spice. 

If you're in the mood for a cheeseburger, our classic bacon cheeseburger comes with quality beef, crispy bacon, cheese, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and mustard.

Last but not least, we have our Bubba Burger, which comes with our signature prime sauce, grated cheddar cheese, onions, and tomatoes!

The Best Salads in Town

Not only do we offer the Best burgers in Houston, but we also serve the best salads, so if you're in the mood for a delicious meal, head on over to Becks Prime!

If you have any more questions about our menu, contact us today and speak to one of our managers!

Making The Best Burger Near Me: Becks Prime Shows You How It's Done

July 8, 2021

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In the Houston or Dallas areas and looking for a "burger near me" that will knock your socks off? Becks Prime has you covered, and here's how we do it!

What makes a great burger? 

If you're looking for a phenomenal "burger near me", this question might be in the back of your mind. You don't want a burger joint that compromises on quality. If you're looking to find the best burgers "near me", you're going to want a burger that is amazing through and through. 

The truth is, there are a lot of factors that go into making a great burger. It all matters, from the buns to the sides. 

The key is balance. Every part of the burger has a role to play in the overall experience. To make a fantastic burger, you want to highlight each aspect of it and get a taste of every ingredient in each bite. 

At Becks Prime, we don't skimp or compromise on any part of the meal. That's why we have the best burgers in Houston.

Here's exactly how we do it. 

The Bun 

Your bun is what encases your burger. It holds it all together. It's the very first thing that you bite into, so it obviously needs to make a good impression right off the bat. 

And egg buns are just the thing. 

Egg bread is rich in flavor and light in texture, making it the perfect companion to a juicy burger. The presence of eggs in bread helps to make the crumb more tender and fluffy, as well as giving it a beautiful, warm, rich taste. 

We all know that the bun provides a lot of support for the rest of the burger, including the patty and the toppings. But focusing too much on the support can be detrimental. Like we said, the key is balance. 

Using the wrong type of bun is risky. It could end up being either too dense and thick, overwhelming the rest of the burger, or too light and flavorless, lacking the support that the burger needs. 

Egg buns, though, provide the perfect solution. They complement the other flavors in the burger without being overwhelming. They give the necessary support to the burger, and they're still delicious in their own right. 

The Patty

The burger patty is the star of the show. It deserves to be in the spotlight. 

So, to make the perfect burger, you need to put it there. Make sure the rest of the ingredients all point back to the patty. 

Patties should never be frozen. The only way to capture that perfect beef flavor is to cook the meat fresh and serve it soon after. By using fresh meat, we can maximize the amount of flavor and juiciness in the burger. 

And our burgers are packed with flavor and juiciness. 

We use 100% certified Angus beef. In Angus beef, there is more marbling, which means that the fat is more evenly distributed than in non-Angus beef. This means our beef is juicier, more tender, and more flavorful. 

Our burgers are also chuck roast, which means they were cut from the shoulder of the cow. Chuck has a very rich taste, which we do our best to bring out in our burgers. 

We grind our meat fresh every morning and grill them over mesquite wood coals. This is done to maximize the amount of flavor in every one of our burgers. 

We take lots of care in our grinding and grilling process because the quality of our food matters above all else. That's why we have Houston's best burgers. 

The Toppings

The toppings of each burger on the Becks Prime menu are carefully selected to highlight the best qualities. Each menu item has a unique flavor profile and a special set of toppings to provide the customer with a wide variety of flavors and textures. 

Vegetables

Every burger has a different combination of vegetables, either crisp and fresh or cooked to perfection. Each one is chosen to highlight the best qualities of the burger as a whole. 

Some burgers have crispy lettuce and juicy tomatoes, while others contain sautéed onions or mushrooms. You can even get a burger with jalapeños, if that's what you're craving! 

Sauces

Our burgers have a variety of sauces for a variety of different tastes. Whether you want something tangy or something rich, our burgers are crafted to ensure you get the best possible mixture of flavors. 

Choose a burger with mustard for a more classic taste, or try our special Prime Sauce for something different and unique. We've also got burgers with Hickory Sauce, homemade chili, mayo, and even guacamole! 

Cheese

Although it's often overlooked, the cheese on your burger makes a difference. Unlike many other burger joints, we use a variety of cheeses to complement each different burger perfectly. 

If you want a bold, sharp taste, choose a burger with cheddar on it. American cheese melts beautifully and has a mild, creamy flavor. You can also try the savory, nutty taste of Swiss, or even the earthy tanginess of blue cheese. 

The Sides

Everyone knows that no burger is complete without fries and a milkshake. But our sides don't end there. 

We have tons of variety within even the sides, with three different types of fries, each one unique and bursting with flavor. We also have more unconventional sides as well, like fruit, rice, parmesan crisps - the list goes on. 

Not in the mood for a burger? Never fear. You can choose from all kinds of alternate meals, including a wide variety of salads and sandwiches, as well as steaks and chicken dinners. 

And, of course, you've got to wash it all down with a drink. Our milkshakes are the thickest around, adding the perfect touch of sweetness to the meal, but if you're craving something else, we also offer drinks such as homemade lemonade, fountain drinks, and more. 

Find the Best Burger Near Me

There are many aspects that go into creating an incredible burger, and here at Becks Prime, we take great care to make sure we perfect each one. 

Finding the best burger "near me" has never been easier. Visit one of our locations to try one of Houston's best burgers today!

What Types of Burgers Are Available at Becks Prime?

June 6, 2021

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What Types of Burgers Are Available at Becks Prime?

Texas is no slacker when it comes to grilling the best burgers, so you can trust Becks Prime takes the competition seriously.

Our founders spent a full year researching the best concept for their restaurant, mulling over the best types of burgers and hamburger recipes. They wanted to know how to make their hamburger restaurant stand out from the rest. This thoughtfulness and intentionality still influences every meal we make.

Our founders created the award-winning burgers we still serve over 30 years later: fresh, high quality and made-to-order burgers cooked over mesquite wood coals. Each of these components is vital to make sure every patty drips with flavor. With this recipe for success, we fulfill our company's promise with every order.

Of all the different types of burgers in Texas, here's what you can expect from Becks Prime and why you'll love it.

What Types of Burgers You'll Find at Becks

We serve 100% certified Angus beef burgers cooked over smoky mesquite coals on fluffy egg buns made daily. Let's break down what that means.

The Meat

We choose our meat carefully.

We choose 100% certified Angus beef because we prefer the rich flavor of Angus cattle. You may have heard of Angus beef in the past but never understood what makes it special. The truth is, it's not magically healthier or superior to other beef, but there are some advantages to cooking with it.

Angus is a breed of cattle that quickly became the most popular breed in the United States thanks to the evenly distributed fat in the animals. This high quality marbling throughout the meat ensures rich flavor, which we always prioritize at Becks Prime.

It's important to invest in 100% certified Angus beef to make sure we buy from a fully Angus breed. We want to know where it comes from and that it is 100% the breed we're looking for.

The Prep

Freshness is a priority at Becks Prime. 

We never freeze our meats, which means we have to use them almost as soon as we get them. Fresh meat ensures a strong flavor you can taste and an optimal texture you can feel.

We grind and shape our patties every morning at each location. We never prepare our patties in one location and ship them out to the rest. Not only does this preserve quality, but it reduces waste and allows us to make each burger to order.

Finally, we grill the burgers over mesquite wood coals. This is a detail that's been passed down from our founders, but why mesquite wood specifically?

There are a variety of methods for grilling and barbeque. Grilling relies on hot, direct heat while barbeque requires long periods of slow smoking. Mesquite wood burns hot and smoky, allowing us to prepare burgers quickly with intense heat while also infusing it with the classic smoked-mesquite flavor. It's the best of both worlds when it comes to grills and barbeques.

The Buns

Just like our burger patties, we bake our egg bread buns fresh daily.

Even when bread is stored properly, you can never avoid the day-old texture in every bite, and we don't tolerate that at Becks Prime.

Fresh egg bread buns have a fluffy, moist texture that bring a whole sandwich together. A lightweight bun combined with a thick, juicy patty is exactly how a burger should be.

What's On the Menu?

Now that you know our high standards when it comes to Texas cooking, let's talk about all the different types of burgers cooked at Becks Prime.

The Classics

With our thorough preparation and quality standards, you can bet that even our classic burgers are above and beyond.

If you're looking for your average hamburger or cheeseburger, our smoke-infused patties served with mustard, pickle, onion, lettuce and tomato won't disappoint. Feel free to personalize it to your liking for the full Becks Prime experience.

Our classic bacon cheeseburger is also a showstopper. We smoke our bacon as carefully as our burgers to give you an unforgettable meal.

The Tastes of the Southwest

If you're looking for a sandwich with a spicy kick, the Bill's Burger includes sautéed onions and jalapeños for an awesome Tex-Mex taste.

We also highly recommend the California Burger slathered in guacamole. It's less spicy than jalapeños but still delivers a satisfying kick of flavor.

One of our most famous options is the chili cheeseburger. Imagine the cozy taste of your grandma's homemade chili piled on a smoky burger between two soft and fluffy buns. It's the epitome of southern cooking.

The Sauce

To top it all off, don't forget the sauce. We know that sauce takes a burger to the next level because it mixes well with a moist patty and sinks into the buns.

We keep a variety of sauces on hand in our restaurants so we're never short on flavor. We take particular pride in our signature Prime sauce. We also offer Hickory sauce, mustard, sriracha and--don't forget--guacamole.

Need More Options?

No worries! We're happy to work with you. Check out our special diets menu for a wide variety of recommendations based on diverse dietary needs. We work hard to make sure everyone can experience the best burgers in Houston.

Taste It for Yourself

As you can see, Becks Prime has gone to every length to impress the ultimate judge: you. Of all the types of burgers we serve, we're confident we have one you'll love.

Start planning your visit to one of our many locations, so we can prove that we live up to our standards. We're scattered throughout Houston and also have a Dallas location. Don't miss out!

Burgers are our specialty but we also have food your whole family will love. Check out our menu packed full of Southern classics.