Burger 21 Eyeing Expansion in Charlotte

Burger 21 Eyeing Expansion in Charlotte

Burger 21 is yet another fast/casual chain eyeing expansion in Charlotte – four new locations, to be exact. Serving up their take on crafted burgers and shakes, they currently have 12 locations, including one in the Charlotte Ballantyne area and will soon have 20 spanning North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. burger 21 The menu offers 21 different “chef-inspired” burger options including certified angus beef, chicken, tuna, shrimp, veggie and turkey patties. Though the main focus is, undoubtedly, the burgers and shakes, they also serve chicken tenders, hot dogs, salads and a variety of sundaes.

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To help accelerate growth across Charlotte, the company, founded by the members of the Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., held a Franchise Business Opportunities Expo in Charlotte this past weekend at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo.

Burger 21 earned a number 5 ranking on Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” of 2014 as well as the number 1 ranking in the “Top 10 Menu Innovations” for their gluten-free menu. Be sure to check back for an update and see if Burger 21 is coming to your neighborhood!


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By Lea
Food-loving wanderlust connecting the dots between craft beer, live music, and the Charlotte (and neighboring cities’) restaurant scene. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more tasty bites.


  1. The one in Ballantyne Village is outstanding. Best Burger Bar that I have found in Charlotte.

  2. Lea

    I haven’t personally been there yet but their menu is impressive–especially for a chain. I love that they have an array of non-beef options!

    • There is nothing impressive about a chain.

  3. The best burger is at a joint in Plaza Midwood called Bang Bang Burger. Try them out and you will not be disappointed.

    • I second bang bang. Pinkys nom nom Lebowski too. Sorry not a fan of big bad daddy’s fan….

  4. Agreed, Bad Daddy’s is overrated. If they were not started in Charlotte they would not have such a loyal following.

  5. Lea

    The best burgers I’ve had in Charlotte are the Adam Bomb Burger from Savor Cafe and the black bean veggie burger from Herban Legend food truck. Both unsuspecting locations.

  6. Will have to try the Adam Bomb Burger next time I am at Savor.

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