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Killer Burger Opens Historic North Idaho Location

Revered PNW Burger Brand Breaks New Ground with First Restaurant Off Oregon’s I-5 Corridor

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October 12, 2021 // // HAYDEN, Idaho - Killer Burger, the celebrated Pacific Northwest burger brand with a devout fan following, has announced the momentous opening of its Hayden, Idaho location. Renowned for serving the “Best Burger in Portland”* because of an unmatched flavor profile driven by meticulously curated ingredients combined with culinary innovation, Killer Burger will be opening soon at Hayden’s popular Prairie Shopping Center, near the Albertsons and Rite Aid. The grand opening is slated for Monday, October 18.

Savvy entrepreneurial couple Wes and Coral Walterman are the experienced Killer Burger franchisee duo behind bringing the brand to North Idaho. They hold a special place in Killer Burger history as the first franchisees with the brand, opening the Happy Valley location just outside Portland. Now, they’re part of another momentous Killer Burger breakthrough, taking the brand eastward into a new, untapped region: the Inland Northwest.

“Killer Burger simply rises above all burger brands. There’s no other experience like it locally, and beyond. From the burgers, beers and fries to the backyard barbecue and rock n’ roll vibe, the concept stands alone,” said Wes Walterman, who grew up and went to junior high and high school in Coeur d’Alene and spent two years at North Idaho College. “Expanding our relationship with Killer Burger gives a great opportunity to come home and connect with our community. We are 100 percent confident that the brand will thrive here and develop the cult following it commands.”

Situated north, just minutes off Highway 90 and along Route 95, the restaurant is easily accessible from both nearby Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Spokane. Aside from high-performing non-traditional locations at Portland’s Moda Center and Providence Park, this will be the brand’s fourteenth full-scale location. In addition to adoring the brand’s vibrant setting and unrivaled burgers, guests appreciate the convenient service style, which includes rapid counter ordering and hassle-free tableside food drop-off. Plus, Killer Burger offers online ordering for pick-up and third-party app delivery options. The brand has also become a favorite for catering lunch at local businesses and during group events.

“This is a tentpole moment for us. Heading east into the Inland is such a fantastic growth move, especially when you consider the energy that is enveloping the Coeur d’Alene housing market and business community. It’s a very attractive area for us, and there’s nobody more than Wes and Coral that I trust to carry on the Killer Burger spirit in Hayden,” said TJ Southard, founder and CEO of Killer Burger. “North Idaho has a special brand coming its way, it will change the dining scene forever.”

As with all Killer Burger locations, the Hayden restaurant will offer customers a mix of classic and original tastes on their menu. Each burger is carefully constructed for a unique flavor profile and exceptional eating experience. A variety of locally sourced craft beers and ciders are also available on tap to provide a refreshing complement to every meal.

The Killer Burger in Hayden will follow strict health guidelines as governed by the State of Idaho, which includes mandates and cleaning protocols.

Located at 85 W. Shopping Center in Hayden, the restaurant will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Killer Burger in Hayden at (208) 719-8900.

In total, there are four franchised Killer Burger restaurants plus two non-traditional stores in Providence Park and Moda Center. The new Hayden location brings the total store count to sixteen as Killer Burger continues to expand throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Mountain West through strategic franchising.

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About Killer Burger

Originating in Portland, Killer Burger has made its mark with its meticulously crafted and award-winning burgers that redefine the true American diner burger to the modern world. Each quality ingredient is layered on top of a perfectly seared patty to make each bite a carefully engineered burger experience. All of their burger creations from the Classic to the Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon Burger come with fries and bacon…the way it should be.

Founded in September 2010, Killer Burger was the bold undertaking of TJ Southard whose midwestern roots led him to envision a better burger concept that would change the way the world thinks about burgers. He set out to make a burger so good that it becomes the definition of what a burger should be. *Killer Burger has received praise from a number of news outlets both national and local since its inception, including being voted “Best Burger” in Vancouver, Washington’s The Columbian and “Portland’s Best Burger” by readers of Willamette Week for 2019 and 2020.

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