Bun B’s Wildly Popular 'Trill Burgers' To Open Permanent Location In Houston

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Houston has enjoyed the music of Bun B, one half of the legendary rap duo UGK, for decades. Now, they can enjoy his coveted smashburgers too, in a permanent location. 

Trill Burgers, which at first started as a pop-up, will open its first brick-and-mortar location early next year at 3607 S Shepherd Dr. at Richmond Avenue in the Montrose neighborhood. The 3,236-square-foot building, which features a drive-thru, was formerly home to one of Houston's longest-running James Coney Island locations.

“It’s been a long time coming, not just for us, but for anybody that’s had a Trill Burger or wanted a Trill Burger and couldn’t get one,” Bun B said. “We’ve been working hard to find the right location to make it as easily accessible to as many people as possible. I think we found that location, and we can’t wait to open these doors to the city of Houston and eventually the world.”


Trill Burgers has been selling its menu via pop-ups throughout the city. This September, the restaurant hosted a pop-up at City Hall in conjunction with the City of Houston, serving 2,000-plus customers at an all-day festival. Falling on National Cheeseburger Day, the day was proclaimed "Trill Burgers Day" by Mayor Sylvester Turner. An August pop-up at 8th Wonder Brewery featured a line that wrapped around the block and customers waiting more than six hours. On the national front, Trill Burgers won the title of the best burger in America from "Good Morning America" in July. 

Since launching in 2021, Trill Burgers has served its smashburgers at music festivals like Coachella, Rolling Loud, Rock the Bells and Something in the Water. Trill Burgers was a vendor at the 2022 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, selling almost 12,000 burgers in three weeks, and participated in Chris Shepherd’s Southern Smoke fundraiser this fall. It also hosted a fundraiser for victims of the Astroworld tragedy in 2021.

Trill Burgers’ culinary team plans to add a new signature burger for the physical location, with additional menu items to be announced.