The Great Burger Takeover of the City


Photo from Super Duper.

I’m beginning to imagine a huge burger mothership over the city, beaming down its progeny into each neighborhood. The next burger outpost is going to be zapped into the Marina, with ~SUPER DUPER~ opening another location in the Johnny Rockets on Chestnut Street. A couple eagle-eyed tablehopper readers sent in rumors and pics, and now a liquor license filing confirms it. Timing will be revealed once partner Adriano Paganini returns from a trip to Italy. 2001 Chestnut St. at Pierce.

Things are moving along for the second SF location of ~PEARL’S DELUXE BURGERS~, which is due to open in late August on the corner of 6th and Market in the former Chinese deli. Co-owner Sylvia Yi tells me the look will be “comfortable diner meets Star Trek”—but not too stereotypical or nostalgic. There will be some exposed duct work and industrial elements, melding the modern with the traditional. 40 seats total, and the space is big enough to warrant selling beer and wine. 1001 Market St. at 6th St.

Eater reveals all the details about ~BURGER URGE~, opening on Haight Street in the former Soul Patch tattoo parlor from co-owner Sam Sirhed. The 75-seat spot will be fast-casual, with around 10 burgers to choose from made with Niman Ranch beef, plus a turkey burger, and a vegetarian burger, along with sandwiches, soups, salads, and beer and wine. Late October is the current target. 1599 Haight St. at Clayton.