The O-Story


From Bagel-boy to Grill-guy
In case you’re wondering, OFFERDAHL’S OFF-THE-GRILL is the creation of John & Lynn Offerdahl, a husband and wife team who started a tiny bagel shop serving oversized, fresh-baked bagels. The first Offerdahl’s Bagel Gourmet shop opened in Weston, Florida in 1990 during the heyday of John’s All-Pro football career as a Miami Dolphin middle linebacker and grew to 10 stores before he retired from both football and bagels in 1995.

In 2000, John & Lynn decided to open a new and improved version of Offerdahl’s by expanding the menu and developing a new concept in fast-casual dining — OFFERDAHL’S OFF-THE-GRILL!



Just-Grilled, All-Day, Great!
One thing that sets OFFERDAHL’S apart from other fast-casual restaurants is our Specialty Grill that features proteins like seasoned steaks, marinated chicken, wild-caught sustainable salmon and premium sirloin burgers. All of our grilled proteins top-off Greens, Grains and Sandwiches complemented by our homemade dressings & sauces.

With our six locations conveniently positioned to serve you through out South Florida, we invite you to visit one of our stores and enjoy your Off-The-Grill experience.

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In The News

Draft Memories: John Offerdahl

Fast Casual Magazine
Q&A with John Offerdahl

Sun-Sentinel Newspaper
No Guaranteed Contract

Lighthouse Point Magazine
Hot Off The Grill

Lighthouse Point Magazine
Miami Dolphins Linebacker, John Offerdahl:
From great football pro to quick service restauranteur

NRN 2005 Hot Concepts

NRN Top 50 Fast Casual

Rachael Ray Show
Former Miami Dolphin John Offerdahl’s Ultimate Stuffed Inside Line Burger is the Stuff of DREAMS