Canada-Based Big Smoke Burger Signs First NYC Lease

Incoming! Photo: Courtesy of Big Smoke Burger

We first heard that the Ontario-based hamburger chain Big Smoke Burger was headed to New York last year, and it's just been announced the import has signed a 1,000-square-foot lease at 70 Seventh Avenue, near West 15th Street. Sure, New York is overrun with burger restaurants, and there are thirteen kinds of burgers on the new contender's menu bedazzled with everything from "cilantro-feta spread" to havarti but it also sells a promising, fast-food version of poutine made with Canadian curds and hand-cut fries. Last year, a representative told Grub Street the chain plans to open 50 locations throughout the U.S. within the next five years. [Crain's, Earlier]