Burger News on the Horizon

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A Farm Burger. Photo by Antoinette Bruno via Facebook.

Burgers make the world go round, and here’s some news for your burger radar. First up, Georgia burger chain ~FARM BURGER~ is getting ready to open a location in Berkeley. It’ll be their first outside of the South (right now they have three locations in Georgia and one in North Carolina), and is set to open this fall. The concept is similar to places like Super Duper Burger and New York’s Shake Shack, with relatively inexpensive burgers made with high-quality, local meat and quality toppings and sides, along with charming graphic design. Oh, and of course, milk shakes! Here’s a menu from one of their Atlanta-area locations to give you a sense of their mojo, and here’s hoping that $6.75 price tag survives the move west! 1319 9th St. at Gilman, Berkeley.

Over at ~UMAMI BURGER~, the newest in their “artist series” is ready to roll, and it’s a doozy. The special burger comes from Spanish chef José Andrés, and is a pork and prosciutto patty topped with a piquillo pepper confit, caramelized onion, and Manchego cheese ($15). A dollar from each burger will be donated to his foundation, World Central Kitchen. He’s also created a menu of small bites for $2, including patatas bravas and green olive pintxos. The special menu will be available beginning Tuesday May 20th at all Umami locations for about a month or so (the end date of the promotion is TBD). San Francisco locations: 2184 Union St. at Fillmore, 415-440-8626, and 242 King St. at 3rd St., 415-904-8626. Oakland location: 2100 Franklin St. #2190, at 21st St., 510-899-8626.