After a successful launch in Canton last year, chef Todd Hogan has brought his restaurant Community Burger to Milton. Community Burger is in the heart of the Crabapple neighborhood, close to several schools and residential areas.
As someone who calls the area home, Hogan felt it was an obvious choice for his next location.
“With our brand being driven by community and local philanthropy, I felt like it was a home run to go there,” Hogan said in the press release. “We’re excited to build relationships with the neighborhoods and schools that are right at our doorstep.”
The restaurant is a short walk from Crabapple Crossing Elementary, Northwestern Middle and Milton High Schools, which will be among the first partners for the My Community Matters give-back program. With each order, guests receive a wooden nickel that they can drop into a container to designate a donation to their chosen nonprofit or school. After the quarter is over, the donation is divided among the philanthropies based on the votes cast by the guests. Other community partners for the program will include the Milton First Responders Foundation and North Fulton Community Charities.
Like the flagship Canton location, the restaurant will serve a selection of handcrafted burgers, salads and sides complemented by house-made condiments and locally sourced ingredients. Popular menu items include the namesake Community Burger topped with roasted onions, smoked Gouda, horseradish sour cream and a signature sauce; the Texican burger topped with roasted green chilis and onions, jack cheese and arugula; and the Huevos Rancheros burger with chorizo, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, fried egg, arugula and ranchero sauce.
Community Burger will offer a selection of craft cocktails on tap, using fresh ingredients and fruit purées to create batch cocktails like the popular smoked apple whiskey sour. The restaurant also will partner with local breweries like Alpharetta’s Cherry Street Brewing and Canton’s Reformation Brewing by offering a rotating selection of local beers alongside its Community Burger Lite, a custom brew produced by Green Line Brewery in Canton.
Community Burger also has milkshakes in flavors like vanilla chocolate toffee crunch and peaches and cream that can both be made with a boozy twist for adults.
The Crabapple location of Community Burger will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for lunch and dinner Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and will have special hours for Milton High School home football games.