Food Truck Dips Dips Sets Up Shop as There, There

West End burger joint puts an inventive spin on sandwiches, hot dogs, and custom coffee milk


For fans of Dips Dips – the popular orange food truck posted up at Moniker Brewery – There, There is now here on West Fountain Street to stay, where Bucktown used to be. Cursive lettering appeared late spring above the well-known Coca-Cola sign that remains from the former chicken spot, and in June, the new eatery opened for business.

“The notion of opening a diner-ish burger joint that was equal parts cozy and weird seemed like a direction we really wanted to explore,” shares There, There owner Brandon Teachout, who originally opened Dips Dips as a high-quality, fast-casual sandwich concept. “We’re jazzed to mess around within the canon of American diner and burger culture.”

This includes their mainstay Dream Burger, a monstrosity of two grass-fed patties, American cheese, special sauce, sherried onion jam, and shredded iceberg lettuce on a grilled sesame bun. Fans flock for their selection of “dawgs,” which are “kind of a hot dog, kind of a bratwurst, all ground, seasoned, and cased in-house,” explains Teachout, who dresses it up in the WF (West Fountain) Dawg with house mustard, chili, sweet onion, and hot sauce. On the beverage end of things, Sam McCaughey has devised a Coffee Milk with his own “cowboy” coffee syrup shaken with ice, Wright’s Dairy Farm whole milk, and sweetened condensed milk. “Once you try it, everything else just clicks – old and new all at once,” says Teachout.

Despite operating out of a small building resembling a summer camp snack shack, the team takes full advantage of its history and charm to invite patrons inside for a handheld, or takeaway is always an option. “We are really excited to have our little nook in our rad neighborhood. We just want to use our space to have fun, cook our butts off, and offer a level of hospitality that can only come with a little neighborhood joint like ours,” says Teachout. “We’re just happy to be here.” 471 West Fountain Street,



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