Burger lovers in Glasgow’s West End are in for a treat this month with the launch of BRGR on Great Western Road, and the team behind the new venue is inviting people to come and sample a patty to celebrate its opening on Wednesday 10 September.
BRGR, with support from Rodgers Butchers, will be giving free burgers away whilst stocks last from 12-8pm. As part of the giveaway, hungry burger fans will have the option to make a donation for Scottish charity, Unite Against Cancer should they wish, who will receive all the proceeds from the day.
The new restaurant, which takes inspiration from burger joints across the pond in America, will bring the ultimate burger experience to Glasgow including the arrival of Scotland’s first burger holder, the aptly named ‘hawder’ – because it ‘hawds’ your burger. The ‘hawder’ ensures less mess, spills and an all-round better burger eating experience for Glasgow’s diners.
The stylish new venue boasts six different varieties of meat-based burgers including three beef choices with the addition of a seventh vegetarian option. All burgers are handmade using the freshest ingredients and can be teamed with a range of sides including wings, mac n cheese, charred corn with jalapeno butter and a selection of fries.
Although owner Chris Lessani has been inspired by many of the burger joints he has encountered whilst visiting America, BRGR is firmly focused on Glasgow, celebrating the best ingredients from local suppliers throughout its menu, to make the highest quality burgers. Suppliers include Rodgers Butchers and George Mewes Cheese on Byres Road, Big Bear Bakery in Glasgow and Glasgow’s Direct Foods for fruit and vegetables.
Accompanying the burgers is a range of delicious shakes fresh from the restaurant’s very own milk station. Offering a variety of shakes including classics such as, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate to grown up shakes like chocolate and Cointreau, Malibu and a coffee inspired mix with Café Patron and Kahlua.
Commenting on the launch, Chris Lessani, owner of BRGR, said: “We are really excited to open BRGR’s doors and bring the best burgers to Glasgow. We suspect we are going to have a busy day on Wednesday celebrating our arrival and we hope to raise plenty of money for a very worthwhile cause.
“Burgers are hugely popular in Glasgow’s city centre, but in the West End there aren’t that many options if you are looking for a really high quality burger in a great dining experience. We have some fantastic suppliers in the city and we wanted to celebrate this in the creation of our braw burgers. We have kept our menu quite small but with enough variation so that people can get what they are looking for. We will also have a kids menu for our little BRGR diners.
“BRGR will offer the perfect spot for those looking to grab a quick lunch or dinner, providing great tasting burgers without the wait; but we have also created a space that we hope people can relax in and enjoy dining out with friends and family.”
Housed in a bright red exterior, BRGR will be hard to miss. The more subdued interior creates a relaxed and cosy eating space with a vintage vibe. The management of BRGR take pride in working with local suppliers and a number of Glasgow firms were involved in the design, interior and branding of the new venue. Designed by Composed Design, BRGR features a number of reclaimed materials from Glasgow Architectural Salvage and boasts a hand-drawn feature wall spanning the full side of the restaurant, providing a unique scene for diners to sit within.
Colin Smith, Founder and Trustee of Unite Against Cancer, added: “On behalf of everyone at Unite Against Cancer, we would like to say a big thanks to the team at BRGR for their support and wish them every success in their new venture. We can’t wait to try a burger or two.”
The new venue opens creating over a dozen full and part time jobs in the West End, including a new general manager and head chef, Adam Kirk whose previous experience in the city includes Etain, Kelvingrove Café and Panevino.
BRGR is at 526 Great Western Road and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, serving food until 10pm. There will also be a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm. For more information, please visit www.brgr-glasgow.com or keep up to date on Facebook and Twitter.