B&D’s first restaurant was opened in March 2001 by Savannah resident David Tonroe. David realized the there was a real need for a gourmet burger restaurant in Savannah. Determined to introduce this delicacy to Savannah, David searched for a site to start the business. Broughton St. seemed the ideal location and so it proved to be.
But what to call it? He decided that he should use the names of his two sons – Blake and Duncan, and so B&D’s was born.
In 2004 David decided that the Southside of Savannah deserved a gourmet burger restaurant too. And so he opened a much larger restaurant on Abercorn St. The concept has proved a big hit with all Savannians and David decided in 2011 that he would plan for a third location in the City’s largest Square – Ellis Square on Congress St. This restaurant, which boasts 2 large bars on 2 floors, together with a 4000 sq, ft. open air patio (unique in Savannah) opened its doors on November 8th 2012 and is proving a huge hit with SCAD students, tourists and City folk. B&Ds can therefore now boast of operating the only three gourmet burger restaurants in the City.