BurgerFi to Open in Delray... and Beyond

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The "Burgerfication of the nation" marches onward, or at least the expansion of SoFla restaurateur David Manero's soon-to-be-not-so-fledgling upscale hamburger empire.

On July 4 (there's something else special about that date, but I can't quite remember what it is), the second BurgerFi is slated to debut in what used to be the largely ignored Surf Sliders restaurant at the corner of Ocean and Atlantic avenues. It's a prime beachfront location that Manero knows well, as it's also the site of one of his own former eateries, Shore Restaurant & Beach Bar. 
In the "today Delray, tomorrow the world" department, three more SoFla BurgerFi's are in the works, in South Beach, on Brickell Avenue in Miami, and out in the 'burbs in Kendall. They'll join the Delray spot and the original BurgerFi, which opened earlier this year in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

And if that's not enough, five California locations are also planned, in San Francisco, L.A., Glendale, Calabasas, and Pasadena. And it that's not enough, Manero says he expects to have 100 BurgerFi franchises up and running throughout the country within the next five years. 

Just so you know, BurgerFi's raison d'etre is a variety of all-natural Angus burgers, which can be customized with up to 20 different toppings, plus Chicago-style dogs, house-made cupcakes, and craft beers and wines.

It's David Manero's world, and we're just eating in it.

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4343 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant

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I've never been to Shake Shack, but with so many burger bars popping up in South Florida, comparisons are bound to be made. I realize that's the original, the gold standard. I think the wise thing to do would be try the food for yourself, and see where you stand based on taste; not building design. Ultimately, a damn fine burger is a damn fine burger, whether you have meathook light fixtures or your restaurant is in a poorly lit and dirty strip mall.


Shake Shack total knockoff (even the colors, building design, menu, EVERYTHING) run by Manero = Fail



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