After Series Of Delays, Texas-Based Mooyah Burgers Finally Unveils First San Diego Location

March 10, 2023

After a series of delays stalled its opening plans, Texas-based Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes, which currently has over 100 locations around the globe, has unveiled its first of 15 restaurants planned for San Diego County.

Founded in Plano, TX, in 2007 by Rich Hicks & Todd Istre, Mooya Burgers Fries & Shakes is now a franchise with over 100 locations in 20 U.S. states and nine countries in North America and the Middle East. Mooyah offers a menu centered around made-to-order, 100% Angus beef burgers, all natural turkey burgers, and Dr. Praeger’s black bean vegan burgers, all served on non-GMO potato and multi-grain buns that are baked in-house daily. Other offerings include Hebrew National hot dogs, real ice cream shakes, and hand-cut French fries that undergo a 24-hour, six-part cooking process.

The first San Diego location of Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes is now open on El Camino Real in Carlsbad. Operated by franchisee Ash El, the restaurant will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 11, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways and live entertainment. More than 15 additional Mooyah eateries are planned for San Diego County, including several drive-thru locations.

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes is now open at 2540 El Camino Real, Suite A, in San Diego's North County community of Carlsbad. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.