Thursday, January 3, 2013
UCF area gets a Burger 21
Burger 21, a fast-casual “beyond the better burger” franchise concept founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., announced today that it will open a franchise location in late winter 2013 at 11551 University Blvd. near Orlando’s University of Central Florida (UCF).
“Orlando has embraced Burger 21 and its premium ingredients, innovative recipes and gourmet experience without the gourmet price at our first franchised location that opened in Orlando’s Shoppes at Millenia in November," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer and president of Front Burner Brands, restaurant management company for Burger 21. "We look forward to bringing our crafted burgers and shakes to the UCF area as we continue to expand in Central Florida and beyond.”
Locally owned and operated by Daniel Torres, Burger 21 UCF features 21 unique, chef-inspired burger creations, hand-dipped signature shakes, gourmet hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and made-to-order salads served in a contemporary-style diner atmosphere with fast, high-touch service.
“My team and I are excited to bring Burger 21’s “beyond the better burger” experience to the UCF area,” said Torres. “With consumer demand for fast-casual experiences on the rise, we are confident that Burger 21 and its extensive menu will fit perfectly in the UCF community.”
With five locations open in Tampa, Fla., and ten in development in Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Washington, D.C. and Voorhees, N.J., Burger 21 is a "beyond the better burger" fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Burger 21 is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground beef to chicken, turkey, shrimp and tuna burgers, made-to-order salads, Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-dipped shakes, floats and sundaes. Burger 21 is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla.