Openings and Closings

Burger 21 Plans to Expand to South Florida

Burger 21, the Tampa-based fast-casual burger and shake joint that features 21 different hand-crafted burgers made from 100-percent certified Angus beef, is expanding to South Florida.

The restaurant chain, founded by the owners of The Melting Pot, has just announced the signing of two multi-franchise agreements in Florida, bringing seven new restaurants to Florida in the next few years.

Cities slated for expansion include Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Davie, and Pembroke Pines.

To date, Burger 21 has six locations in Florida, mainly in the Orlando

and Tampa areas, with 18 additional franchise locations in development

along the east coast.

In addition to hand-crafted burgers, Burger 21 has a large

assortment of offerings for pescatarians, vegetarians, and people on

gluten-free diets. Choices include an ahi tuna burger, a Thai shrimp

burger, two different veggie burgers, and salads.

People on gluten-free diets are offered an entire menu of

options, which was designed in cooperation with the Gluten Intolerance


Burger 21 also offers shakes and old-fashioned ice cream

floats. No word yet exactly when and where the first south Florida

location will pop up. Stay tuned for details.

Here are some Burger 21 burgers talking..and accusing each other of cannibalism (would it then be called burgerism?):

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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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