Burger 21 Announces Re-Opening Of Fort Lauderdale Restaurant

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Donate 10% of Sales to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital on Sept. 21

TAMPA, Fla. - Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today its restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., located at 2949 N. Federal Highway, has re-opened under new ownership. To celebrate, the fast casual franchise will donate 10 percent of the restaurant's proceeds to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital on Monday, Sept. 21.

The Fort Lauderdale restaurant is now locally owned by existing Burger 21 franchisees Marc Osheroff and Dr. Handre Hurwit. The entrepreneurs also recently re-opened the Davie restaurant located at 2451 South University Drive, and plan to open two new locations in the South Florida market over the next several years.

"We're thrilled to re-open the Burger 21 restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and bring the brand's unique hand-crafted burgers and shakes back to the local community," said Osheroff. "We've already experienced great success at the Davie location and look forward to bringing that same success to the Fort Lauderdale restaurant, while giving back to local schools and charities such as Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital."

In addition to offering guests a variety of chef-inspired beef and non-beef burger creations, like the Tex-Mex Haystack, Spicy Thai Shrimp, Black Bean and Mediterranean Chicken, the Fort Lauderdale location will also offer fresh salads, hand-crafted shakes, a gluten-free menu, and craft beer and wine by the glass.

Highlights of Burger 21 Fort Lauderdale include:

  • 50 – 60 new team members hired in Fort Lauderdale
  • 2,700 square feet inside plus a 200-square-foot patio
  • Seating for 94 customers with 30 seats on the patio

The restaurant will serve guests daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more about Burger 21, please call the restaurant at 954-909-0172 or visit www.burger21.com. Follow Burger 21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and for the latest special offers and promotions, join the B21 Club or download Burger 21's "B Loyal" app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of Fast Casual's Top 100 "Movers and Shakers" for the last three consecutive years. Additionally, Burger 21 President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual's "Top 25 People" of 2014 for his continued strategic leadership in the growth and development of the brand. Burger 21 also was named one of QSR's "Best Franchise Deals" of 2014.

To learn more about ownership opportunities with Burger 21, contact Ashley Sawyer, director of franchise development for Burger 21, at 813-327-7881 or asawyer@burger21.com or visit www.burger21franchise.com.

About Burger 21

With 17 locations now open in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, and more than 20 in development in seven states, Burger 21 is a "beyond the better burger" fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Burger 21 is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Since its inception, the company has provided more than $127,000 in contributions as part of its "B Charitable" initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales to local schools and charities on the 21st of each month. For more information, visit http://www.burger21.com.

SOURCE Burger 21

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