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A Salt Bae Burger Chain Is in the Works

Soho is on deck to receive the first one

Salt Bae, standing over a grill, wielding a tomahawk steak.
Salt Bae with that meat
Photo by Jean Schwarzwalder

Just a couple weeks after the debut of salt-slinging Nusret Gökçe’s Turkish steakhouse in New York City, the viral internet meme is plotting a burger chain delightfully called Salt Bae. Soho will be the first to receive said chain, though there’s no set address quite yet, the Post reports.

A lease for a location in Los Angeles reveals a little about what to expect once a lease is signed here. Over in California, Salt Bae will take over 4,000 square feet with a full liquor license. Dogus, a Turkish company, is backing the project, and its executive vice president tells the Post “multiple locations” are on tap for Manhattan and Brooklyn. Salt Bae has also been spotted scouting locations in FiDi.

Salt Bae will certainly be more democratically priced — a steak at Nusr-et runs $130 — and will have both table and counter service options. At Nusr-et, Gökçe serves his burgers split open and grilled on the cut sides. It also comes with shoestring fries.

The burger at Nusr-et is cooked medium
The burger at Nusr-et
Photo by Robert Sietsema

Nusr-et debuted in Midtown West to varying reviews, though it seems to be improving. After a shitshow of a first visit from Eater critic Robert Sietsema, a second meal proved better. Stay tuned for more information.


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