After spending 20+ years growing professionally at a Big Box Retail, Karl Hayden, owner of HMT decided he wanted a change. This led him to pursue his passion for grilling and creative home cooking. HMT opened in October 2015 when they took over a struggling Latin Cafeteria. Karl introduced something new to this community- mouth watering, creative backyard, old school BBQ. After being open two months Burger Beast came in and invited HMT to Hamburger House Party 2016. With his competitive edge, Karl became fueled to win this competition. When he was invited again in 2018, Karl gave it his all to become the People’s Choice Award winner of the Hamburger House Party. Open almost 3 years now, Karl has gone from a home cook to owning a restaurant that consistently achieves 5 stars on Yelp. The restaurant has been featured in Travel And leisure magazine, Money magazine for Best Comfort Food, Best Burgers and Best BBQ.
Today Hayden continues to grind every day with a 6 am start to get his smoker going and prep his great ingredients for his lunch crowd. Karl Hayden known to his patrons as El Bearded Chef of HMT is focused on creating and serving amazing food and providing outstanding customer service always.