Kuma’s Corner, the Brash Metal Burger Bar, Will Sell Hot Dogs in Fulton Market

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After nearly two decades of outrageous burgers served to loud metal and punk music, Kuma’s Corner is making some changes at its original location in Avondale and its Fulton Market outpost.

At the Avondale location, Kuma’s will make more use of its service window to sell frozen desserts. They’re calling the operation Voodoobar to sell seasonal selections like mint and strawberry gelato cookie sandwiches, caramel nut fudge and churro gelato bars, and lemon and mango Italian ice. Voodoobar debuts Wednesday, June 14 in Avondale.

Over in Fulton Market, where customers tend to graze, the burger specialists will start selling hot dogs later this summer. Though trendy restaurants fill the West Loop and Fulton Market, affordable and quick-serve options are rare — save a few chains like Sweetgreen and Shake Shack. A news release calls the hot dog operation, H.E. Doubleweiners, the antidote for those seeking and quick and affordable option. Each wiener is named after a fictitious evil dog or urban legend. Zoltan is topped with bacon, jalapeño, and beer cheese; Zuul comes with giardiniera relish, caramelized onions, and beer cheese. Kuma’s will see its 4-ounce hot dogs out of its takeout window.

Kuma’s helped usher in a new age of burgers in Chicago when it opened in 2005. There are now four locations — two in Chicago, one in suburban Schaumburg inside Woodfield mall, and another in Indianapolis. While the speaker volume isn’t as loud as when the restaurant, which names burgers after bands, debuted, the mini-chain still harbors a large following.

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Woodfield Mall

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