January 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Expanding upon an inventive chef-driven menu, Burger 21®, the award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, is introducing its new Steakhouse Burger and Red Velvet Shake pairing across the chain for a limited time. Available at all restaurants nationwide beginning Jan. 21, the new burger will entice steak fanatics with the same hearty flavor you’ve come to know and love as part of a traditional steak dinner. And as part of the unique culture at Burger 21, the brand will donate 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to a local charity or school in the communities it serves on that day.
Offered starting Jan. 21, guests can enjoy the brand new Steakhouse Burger, created by Burger 21’s Corporate Chef Mike Remes. Offering the flavors of a steak dinner on a bun, the burger features a beef patty topped with blue cheese crumbles, sautéed spinach, crispy parsnip chips and house-made steakhouse ketchup. The Red Velvet Shake blends vanilla ice cream, red velvet chocolate milk and Philadelphia™ Cheesecake Batter together into a creamy concoction. The shake is topped with whipped cream and a piece of red velvet cake.
“Inside the Burger 21 kitchen we are always looking to innovate and create new and different combinations that will exceed our guests’ cravings and expectations,” said Remes. “With our new Steakhouse Burger, we are excited to combine the flavors of a traditional steak dinner while making it into an easy to eat burger. This combination with the Red Velvet Shake is another example of our commitment to going ‘beyond the better burger’ experience with a diverse chef-inspired menu.”
Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises and Restaurant Business’ 50 Fastest-Growing Small Restaurant Chains of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual's Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last four consecutive years, while Burger 21 Founder and President?Mark Johnston?was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21 also was named one of QSR's "Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.
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With 22 locations now open in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas, and approximately 16 in development in 12 states, Burger 21 is a “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, 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 $160,000 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.
SOURCE Burger 21