Chad Aldrich of GRAZE

Chad Aldrich
GRAZE CRAFT Burgers | 4th St Market

Graze Handcrafted Burgers is one of the newest food concepts to land at 4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana. They serve up high quality bundles of meat, cheese and buns to tantalize those taste buds. Chad Aldrich, the creator of Graze, grew up in the hospitality industry, starting as a dishwasher and naturally moving up the hospitality ladder. A passion for tasty food and customer satisfaction is Chad’s drive in creating flavors unique to his restaurant concepts.

In 2015, Chad and his wife Makara opened up a food truck called the Coconut Truck, offering Asian-inspired street food such as rice bowls with lemongrass steak and coconut shrimp, chili garlic wings, ribeye steak melts, oxtail fried rice, garlic shrimp noodles, and plenty more. The Coconut Truck was awarded best Food Truck in 2015 by OC Weekly, which Chad and Makara are thrilled about. Owning a food truck is fun, but having an award for that food truck is even more fun! So, Chad wanted to bring a whole new concept to DTSA using his knowledge and expertise. This time around, instead of serving up Asian-inspired street food, he’s bringing handcrafted burgers to the market. Chad is excited to be part of 4th Street Market because of the individuality the food hall features, and all the eclectic culinary offerings throughout the space. The goal of Graze is to bring high quality and affordable burgers to the downtown Santa Ana food scene. Gone are the days of buying burgers for $15 and Chad wants to bring the same concept of decadence, but at a more manageable price, so everyone can enjoy.