Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Burger 21 Opens 5th Bay Area Location in St. Petersburg

BWW News Desk
May 16, 2018

Burger 21®, a fast casual, “better burger” chain, is excited to announce the opening of its newest corporate owned location in St. Petersburg, Florida. Located at 3201 4th Street N, fans of the Tampa based Burger 21® can expect to see many of the classic Burger 21® crave-able burgers and shakes, and some new items that will only be available at the St. Petersburg location.

Chef Mike Remes has developed a menu that sets itself apart from the competition with it’s unique, chef-crafted 100% certified angus beef, seafood, chicken, and gluten-friendly gourmet burger creations, hand-crafted signature shakes, hand-breaded buttermilk chicken tenders and fresh salads. Highlights on St. Petersburg menu include the all new Chili Cheese Crunch burger, the Spicy Tuna burger, and the much talked about vegan plant based “Impossible burger”. The St. Petersburg Burger 21® will also offer our full sauce bar with Burger 21’s original, house-made signature sauces.

The restaurants beverage options will include freshly squeezed lemonade, Kahwa cold brew coffee, Kombucha tea, hand-crafted flavored teas, fountain and non-carbonated drinks, plus a selection of craft beer and wine.

“We are excited to be in St. Petersburg, and its amazing food scene,” said Mark Johnston, founder and owner of Burger 21®. “The Northeast neighborhood is a great community and we are looking forward to being a part of it. Everyone has been very helpful and positive during our construction phase, and we are looking forward to paying that back with some great hospitality, burgers, and shakes.”

Everyone in the neighborhood is invited to the Official Grand Opening of Burger 21® on Monday, June 4th 2018. The doors will open at 11am with a ribbon cutting by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and the first 50 guests to eat lunch with Burger 21® will receive Burger 21® giveaways. Burger 21® will also be celebrating their opening on social media, where Facebook fans have the chance to win $21 gift cards.

The opening of the Burger 21® restaurant is another example of the continued investment by Burger 21® in its home base of the Tampa Bay area. The location will be run by General Manager Jonniene Moritz, who has been with the brand for three years and believes the St. Petersburg location will allow Burger 21® to further immerse itself in the Tampa Bay Area as a local favorite.

Highlights of Burger 21® St. Petersburg include:

  •     50 new team members hired in St. Petersburg
  •     Approximately 1950 square feet
  •     Seating for 48 customers inside the restaurant
  •     Patio with seating for 35 customers
  •     Exclusive Burger 21® menu items

With the opening of the St. Petersburg location, Burger 21® will have 23 restaurants open and more than 3 franchised locations set to open across the country in 2018.

The St. Petersburg Burger 21® is located at 3201 4th Street N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33704.

About Burger 21®

Burger 21® was born with the idea of 21 of the best burger flavor combinations imaginable. You could say Burger 21® is obsessed with delicious burgers. What makes Burger 21’s chef-crafted burgers so delicious is the commitment to quality and the highest level of ingredients. Burger 21’s goal is to create a neighborhood spot where friends, families, and coworkers can come together and eat food that just tastes good. With more than 21 burger varieties featuring chicken, turkey, seafood, veggie and beef, a Burger 21® burger is like nothing you’ve ever tasted.

Recognition for Burger 21® includes being named one of the 10 best franchises to buy in 2017, winning the “Better Burger” category of the Franchise Times Zor Awards. The brand has also been named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises and Restaurant Business’ 50 Fastest-Growing Small Restaurant Chains of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last five consecutive years, while Burger 21® Founder and President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21® also was named one of QSR’s “Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.

For more information on Burger 21®, please visit Burger21.com and follow Burger 21® on Facebook and Instagram.

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