Maple & Motor opened for business in the Fall of 2009, and it didn't take long for word to spread that Jack Perkins and his band of merry burgermeisters were putting out some seriously badass food. Add to that a 2011 visit from Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and you get the sort of lunch crowds that Perkins' burger haven enjoys every day of the week — particularly on the weekends, when it can be difficult to find a parking spot and the line often stretches out the door.
As most Dallas burger lovers know by now, the juicy burgers can be ordered either "pink" or "not pink," and come standard Texas-style with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and mustard, though additions of bacon, jalapeños, and an oozy fried egg certainly don't hurt. Tack on a side of perfectly salt-and-peppered fries or crispy tots and pick a beer from the well-curated selection of bottles, cans, and drafts, and you'll understand why this place is perpetually packed. Just heed the signs and don't bogart the tables or let your kids run amok — the lines here are too long and the machine too well-oiled for Perkins to put up with too much nonsense.