Confirming rumors that have been floating for months, it was announced this morning that HD1, chef Richard Blais’ Poncey-Highland hot dog restaurant, will be converted to become the fourth FLIP burger boutique.
Of course, Blais is also the founding chef of the FLIP concept.
HD1 will close after dinner service on Sunday and the conversion is expected to take eight to ten weeks, according to co-owner Barry Mills.
A rooftop patio, originally planned for HD1, will part of the construction.
“We are fully committed to growing the FLIP brand and expanding our strong reputation for innovative food in a high energy and fun environment. Moving forward, FLIP burger boutique will be our primary focus,” Mills said in the press release.
Fans of HD1 may be pleased to find that hot dogs will be on the menu, along with FLIP burgers and sides.
“It’s an exciting period of growth for FLIP and the demand for gourmet burgers is at an all time high,” Blais said in the press release. “At the Poncey-Highland location we will infuse our signature burgers, shakes and sides to the menu while paying homage to the best-of-the-best in HD1 hot dogs.”
Check the current FLIP menu here: www.flipburgerboutique.com
For more on HD1, read John Kessler’s post on a recent visit here: blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more
— By Bob Townsend, Food and More blog.