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October 8, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (October 8th) – Burger 21®, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, announced today its first Quick-Service restaurant in New Mexico will open in Albuquerque on October 3rd at 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE, #818. in the shops at the Corner at Winrock.

To further celebrate, Albuquerque residents can download the Burger 21 “Patty Perks” mobile app, then visit the location on opening day to receive $50 in progress forwarding towards a $10 Burger 21 reward. To sign up, download Burger 21’s mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Those guests who do not have a smartphone, can join the B21 Club to receive the latest special offers and promotions straight to their inbox.

The new Burger 21 is owned and operated by Christine Zalesiak. Ms. Zalesiak currently owns The Melting Pot restaurant in Albuquerque and wanted to expand her business into the QSR burger industry. The franchisee plans to open additional locations in the market over the next several years. To date, Burger 21 has 23 restaurants open in 12 states across the country.

“We have been working on bringing the Burger 21 concept to Albuquerque for 5 years! A great location and great team are key to our success, and we were willing to wait to make that happen… Now we are ready to deliver on our mission of delivering the best burger experience EVER to the ABQ market. ” said Chris Zalesiak. “After trying Burger 21 for the first time, I fell in love with the concept and its commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. We knew that it would be a great addition to Albuquerque’s developing restaurant scene as its extensive menu of delicious chef-inspired recipes offers something for everyone.”

Burger 21 in Albuquerque will feature unique, chef-inspired beef and non-beef burger creations, like the Tex-Mex Haystack, Spicy Tuna, Black Bean and Albuquerque’s own Hatch Green Chile cheeseburger available in their exclusive 505 combo meal. The Albuquerque restaurant will also offer fresh salads, hand-crafted shakes, an award-winning gluten-free menu. Additionally the restaurant will offer featured burger creations and signature seasonal shake varieties throughout the year.

Highlights of Burger 21 Albuquerque include:
• 55 new team members hired in Albuquerque
• 2500 square feet inside and 200 square feet of patio space
• Seating for approximately 100 guests inside the restaurant
• Outdoor patio with seating for about 30 guests

The new restaurant will serve guests daily from 11am to 9pm on Sunday thru Thursday and 11am – 10pm Friday – Saturday. To learn more about Burger 21, please call the restaurant at 505-208-0759 or visit https://www.burger21.com/locations/albuquerque/ .

About Burger 21®

Burger 21® was born with the idea of 21 of the best burger flavor combinations imaginable. You could say Burger 21 is obsessed with delicious burgers. What makes Burger 21’s chef-crafted burgers so delicious is the commitment to quality and the highest level of ingredients. Burger 21’s goal is to create a neighborhood spot where friends, families, and coworkers can come together and eat food that just tastes delicious. With more than 21 burger varieties featuring chicken, turkey, seafood, veggie and beef, a Burger 21® burger is like nothing you’ve ever tasted.

Recognition for Burger 21® includes being named one of the 10 best franchises to buy in 2017, winning the “Better Burger” category of the Franchise Times Zor Awards. The brand has also been named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises and Restaurant Business’ 50 Fastest-Growing Small Restaurant Chains of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last five consecutive years, while Burger 21® Founder and President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21® also was named one of QSR’s “Best Franchise Deals” of 2014. To learn more about ownership opportunities with Burger 21, visit www.burger21franchise.com.

For more information on Burger 21®, please visit burger21.com and follow Burger 21® on Facebook and Instagram.
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