Umami Burger opens its first Chicago location on September 18, the 24th unit in what is quietly becoming a chain to contend with nationally and not just on the West Coast. The media mantra now is that the burger segment is losing customers, especially Millennials, to options like Chipotle, but concepts such as Umami Burger—with [...]
Some burger bars will be closed on Friday so that staff can grill burgers at home. But many not only will be open, they’ll also be offering house-special 4th of July burgers. Among them:
Blue Moon’s Red, White & Blue
Blue Moon Burgers, Seattle: The Red, White & Blue burger is a third-pound beef [...]
The burger-bar phenomenon wouldn’t have survived as it has without evolving over time. The rise of craft beers helped saved the burger boom when the recession hit. Now, surveying the top burger bars that opened during the first half of 2014, what I’ll call a “Burgers &” phase appears to have set in. Burgers remain [...]
A three-day weekend can’t come soon enough so I’ve put together this week’s seven most intriguing burgers today rather than on Monday. Buy a burger for a vet on Memorial Day. And one for yourself.
The Johnny Football
The Rail, Canton, Ohio The Johnny Football: A half-pound Ohio beef patty with shredded pork, [...]
The original Patty Burger opened in downtown Chicago in 2006. Burgers started at $3.99; fries, shakes and pop completed the menu. It was a huge success until 2011, when its lease expired, the building’s owner opted to sell and Patty Burger had to close. Owner Gregg Majewski—a former COO/CFO for the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain, [...]
Farm Burger, the acclaimed Atlanta-based grass-fed-beef burger concept is planting itself in the homeland of sustainable and organic. By late summer or early fall, Farm Burger will open an outpost in Berkeley, Calif.
That’s a big cross-country jump for a concept that only recently branched out from Atlanta—where the first of its three locations there [...]
Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened in Austin, Texas, in 2011, one of a wave of “better burger” concepts changing the category. But it was ahead of the next trend, which was to make the bar an equally important part of the burger-bar concept. Hopdoddy’s menu features 10 signature burgers made with all-natural Black Angus beef, bison, [...]
Holy Cow Del Ray’s Irish Breakfast Burger
No one loves a pseudo-holiday more than burger-bar operators. Come Monday the corned beef will pile on and the Guinness will flow. Special St. Patrick’s Day burgers will be menued at many spots. The Buck Burgers & Brew in St. Joseph, Mich., is readying not just Irish [...]