The next step in iconic burger chain Burger Joint’s global domination is a Brooklyn location, opening in Sunset Park this Monday, May 15. While this will be the third local location of the restaurant that started behind a curtain in Midtown West’s Le Parker Meridien hotel, it’s actually the ninth outpost worldwide.
At 1,500-square-feet, the newest store inside the sprawling Industry City food hall at 274 36th Street will be larger than the original. The menu here will be similar to the Greenwich Village Burger Joint, minus milkshakes and with the addition of a more extensive craft beer list. Nearby stalls include all-avocado restaurant Avocaderia and Blue Marble Ice Cream.
What started as a pet project for Steven Pipes, the owner of Le Parker Meridien, among other hotels and residencies, has grown into a worldwide burger sensation. Burger Joint got its start in 2002 as a surprise venue inside the swanky hotel, and is credited as being one of the first to start the burger craze in New York City, opening well before Shake Shack, before Minetta Tavern’s Black Label burger, and before the Spotted Pig. It’s now in Seoul, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, and more globally, and Pipes hints there is another NYC location, in a borough other than Manhattan, also coming soon.
For now, hours at the Brooklyn location will be weekdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as weekends during special events.