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BurgerFi to Open First West Coast Location in Napa

A branded BurgerFi burger.
A branded BurgerFi burger. Photo: Courtesy of BurgerFi

Speaking of burgers, and the legion of upscale burger chains that are continuing to descend on the Bay Area, Grub Street learns today that yet another chain, BurgerFi, is heading to the Bay Area. BurgerFi’s expansion so far has focused on the East Coast and the South, but they’ve just inked a deal with developer Steve Hasty at 967 First Street in downtown Napa. The space will be newly constructed, on property that’s lately been home to a vacant auto repair shop.

BurgerFi’s reps confirmed the deal today, and the Napa Valley Register has been following the story about the property for some time, since Hasty submitted plans for a restaurant last year. The design includes plans for outdoor seating at the street level, as well as rooftop dining overlooking the Napa River.

As for the food, BurgerFi serves only all-natural, grass-feed beef in their burgers, they do fresh-cut French fries à la In-N-Out, and they serve Kobe beef hot dogs in a variety of styles, including a Chicago dog. And they offer a Brisket Burger with 28-day aged ground brisket; and a Breakfast All Day Burger, topped with American cheese, hickory-smoked bacon drizzled, maple syrup, fried egg, hash browns, grilled diced onions, and ketchup. Also, there will be cupcakes, and craft beer and wine. See the full menu here.

BurgerFi also takes things step further in terms of the sustainability schtick, with compressed recycled wood tables, chairs made from recycled Coke bottles, and a program to recycle their cooking oil.

As of now, there’s no projected opening date.

Anyway, yes! You will soon not be able to round a corner without stumbling upon fresh burger temptation. Here’s to keeping your cholesterol stay in check.

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BurgerFi to Open First West Coast Location in Napa