Third Vick’s Famous Hamburgers to open spring 2022
A third Vick’s Famous Hamburgers is scheduled to open on the Southside of Corpus Christi in the spring of 2022, announced owner George Pollakis.
“The Southside is growing, and with a majority of our customers coming from there, our choice is to go where the market is,” Pollakis said.
The new restaurant at 6734 Saratoga Blvd. will have the same design and feel as the North Port Avenue address with big garage door openings and classic cars.
Pollakis has always had a love of American classic cars from the 1960s and '70s, as they were a big part of his life.
“You will notice the same motif in the new location,” he said, “I’m having fun with cars.”
Three years ago, Pollakis opened his second restaurant at 626 N. Port Ave.
The made-to-order specialty burger joint has a special following for its Ultimate Burger, with people making long trips to enjoy one. Starting with a single, double, triple, or quad beef patty, the ingredient, including grilled onion, mushrooms, jalapeño, and tomatoes, are piled on. Add to that bacon, fried pickles, American and Swiss cheese, and all the burger sauces.
Burgers and fries are not the only menu items. Pollakis’ father opened Vick’s Fried Chicken in 1976. The elder Pollakis moved to the United States from Greece when he was 12. His family opened a food stand, primarily selling fried chicken near where the North Port Avenue burger spot is located today.
Customer service is just as important as good food, Pollakis said.
“Homestyle Texas hospitality is the key to success,” he continued. “We take special care of our food, but with people as the most important thing about a business, they need special attention, too.”
Vick’s Famous Hamburgers Locations
- 4989 Ayers St. at South Padre Island Drive, 361-851-9099
- 626 N. Port Ave. at Leopard Street, 361-882-5082
- Opening in 2022: 6734 Saratoga Blvd. at Airline Road
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