Openings and Closings

Burger 21 Opens Monday in Fort Lauderdale; Free T-Shirts to First 100

Burger 21's second South Florida location is set to open in Fort Lauderdale.

The Tampa-based restaurant chain, which features burgers made with freshly ground Certified Angus beef, milkshakes, and sundaes, is set to open at the new Federal Marketplace (2949 N. Federal Hwy.) on Monday, April 27. 

The 2,700-square-foot Burger 21 seats 94 customers inside, with space for an additional 30 people on the 200-square-foot patio. The restaurant also created over 50 new jobs with its opening.

To celebrate, the restaurant will be giving away free Burger 21 shirts to the first 100 guests.

This marks the second South Florida location for the chain, which also offers burgers in alternative proteins like chicken, turkey, shrimp, and tuna.

The restaurant is owned by Adam Booken, an attorney turned restaurant owner who also owns the first area Burger 21 in Davie (2451 S. University Dr.), which opened last year. Booken is thrilled to open this new location, saying, "We were drawn to the brand because of its high quality food and unique concept and look forward to being part of Burger 21's continued growth. My family and I are also excited to be able to bring new job opportunities to the community."

The restaurant also gives back to the community through its B Charitable initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its sales to local schools and charities on the 21st of each month. 

Burger 21 in Fort Lauderdale will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will offer online ordering for in-store pickup through

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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