Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream® was established in May of 2003 in Carmel, Indiana. We had been thinking of a concept for a family restaurant with an emphasis on quality food and a fun atmosphere for several years. When we found the right location along the Monon Trail, we knew it was meant to be! With a lot of family guidance and moral support, Bub’s® was born!
“Bub” is a family nickname for Matt and his brother-in-law Chuck who was a guiding factor in the motivation for us to create our concept. The name ended up fitting perfect with the Big Ugly® Burger theme and what was a family nickname has now caught on with employees and regular customers. “Bub” can usually be found visiting tables most days of the week!
As the name states, burgers are our specialty. Our burgers are made from fresh, hand-pattied ground chuck and our buns are custom made to fit our burgers and baked fresh daily at a local bakery. We can’t emphasize quality, value and service enough. All of our burgers are after cooked weight giving the customer the most value possible. We offer a simple menu but we make sure all ingredients, products and service levels are the best we can create.
While we consider ourselves a burger place, other menu items that have attracted quite a following are the grilled Mahi Mahi, Elk Burgers, Chicken sandwich and our Bub Dogs. Our ice cream shop is also a popular stop on the Monon Trail and the source for the ice cream in our tasty hand-dipped shakes. Indianapolis artist Mike Brown painted the colorful farm-scene murals found throughout.
Because of our loyal following and customer support at our original store in Carmel, Indiana a second Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream was established in August of 2010 in Bloomington, Indiana. We were honored to receive Bloomington awards for Best New Restaurant 2010 (Indiana Daily Student Newspaper) and Best Burger 2011, 2012, and 2013 (Herald Times Newspaper)!! And as of January 2014, our most recent addition is located in Zionsville, Indiana – designed to give the residents of West Carmel, Zionsville, and all of Boone County a family destination.
Bub’s just isn’t a restaurant… it’s an experience. To our surprise, as of January 2014, we have sold over 80,000 Big Uglies, which equates to 110,000 lbs of ground chuck! And now, customers are eating three! Believe it or not, three have eaten four Big Uglies, equaling 4 lbs of meat (because our burgers are after-cook weight), and actually 2 lbs of bread (because each Big Ugly bun is a ½ lb)! Review our website for more of Bub’s on Man v Food and of the young men who ate four.
If you haven’t eaten at Bub’s, we invite you to come and give us a try! To all of our regular customers, we would like to say THANK YOU for helping make our concept a success!!