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Farm Burger is opening the doors to its newest Virginia-Highland restaurant on Thursday, April 22, at 1017 North Highland Avenue NE, the burger chain announced this week.
Located inside a former gas station on the corner of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue that operated as YEAH! Burger for the past decade, Farm Burger has reimagined the building with plenty of patio space, as well as the eatery’s iconic mural of ‘Sparkles’ the cow.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see this vision come to life in such a vibrant community and location,” George Frangos, co-founder of Farm Burger, said in the announcement. “Getting to open our doors on Earth Day is really special since our ethos is to serve people and the planet better. We’re thrilled to partner with the Virginia Highland Community Farmers Market and host them as part of the grand opening festivities as well.”
In collaboration with the VaHi District Association, Farm Burger during its grand opening Thursday will host the Virginia Highland Community Farmers Market from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its parking lot offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, crafts, and more from local vendors.
One of those vendors, Gold Lion Farms, is owned and operated by Farm Burger executive chef Cameron Thompson and his wife Hannah, and produces seasonal flowers and soaps.
“Cultivating community is what matters most to us and having the opportunity to link arms with like-minded organizations is such a special aspect to this new location in the Virginia Highland neighborhood,” Frangos said. “We’re eager for what the future holds and look forward to serving families and friends in this area.”
The Virginia-Highland location will be the seventh Farm Burger restaurant in Georgia, joining locations in Decatur, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Grant Park, inside Midtown Atlanta Whole Foods Market, and inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The fast-casual eatery also has restaurants in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee, bringing its total footprint to 12 locations across four states, with plans for Athens by the end of the year.
Founded in 2010 by organic rancher Jason Mann and restaurateur Frangos, Farm Burger bills itself as an “ethical burger restaurant group committed to leading the fast-casual industry in forging a sustainable food future.”
Farm Burger offers 100 percent grassfed, grass-finished beef burgers, while serving pasture-raised meats, seasonal salads and other locally sourced menu items with an emphasis on in-house production of pickles, specialty sauces and sides.