We recently received some interesting news about Grille Zone. It seems that what we are seeing on Comm Ave is not simply a eco-friendly burger joint to fill the bellies of hungry BU students without emptying their wallets, but a chain-in-the-making. Grille Zone’s founders, Ben Prentice and Barry Baker plan to open ten locations within the next five years. That’s a fairly epic expansion plan, one not dissimilar to that currently being promulgated by Pinkberry in New York City.
Grille Zone has only been open for a few months, but it’s already developed a cult following among Chowhounders, who rave about the juicy burgers and excellent BLTs. Now that the students are back, business will probably pick up even more, building enough buzz for the planned expansion.
If all ten new locations are within the Boston area, this would certainly represent a boon for those area burger lovers who want their food quickly, but don’t want to patronize giant chains like McDonald’s. Grille Zone boasts of its green operations: most of their foods are locally sourced, they use fully compostable serving wares, and rather than using a trashcan, customers deposit all of their waste into compost and recycling bins. Yes, we’re certainly looking forward to the day that we don’t have to take the B line to get yummy cheap burgers at an enivro-friendly restaurant.
Grille Zone [MenuPages]
Grille Zone [Official Site]
Grille Zone - Interesting New Joint for Burger Connoisseurs [Chowhound]