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Jun 7, 2010 12:35 AM

New Burger Lounge opening in Hillcrest

Driving down University tonight, we spotted a new future Burger Lounge location, at the corner of University and Fourth. It's going in where the old Tred-Air UK shoe store was. I think it'll do well in this neighborhood. Now if only they'd add a patty melt to the menu...

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  1. Beach Chick would love it! me too!

    1. A patty melt served by a waiter riding a very tall horse.

        1. anyone think burger lounge is expanding too fast in such a small area?

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          1. re: SDGourmand

            I does seem like you can get one of their burgers in almost every hood now. La Jolla, Kensington, Coronado, Little Italy, now Hillcrest.

            1. re: SDGourmand

              I think they have done a good job so far of expanding their presence. They are going to make a killing if they open in N. County, especially coastal.

              1. re: foodiechick

                I'd love to see one move into N. County!

                1. re: beth1

                  I'd like to see them in N Co also. Can't say it's my favorite burger, but it's nice to have that option for quick fast food. I imagine the goal is to expand as far and wide as possible. Is the desire to be the In n Out of grass fed burgers??

              2. re: SDGourmand

                Living in Hillcrest, I'm happy there'll be one in walking distance.

                1. re: SDGourmand

                  I'm not sure. There's enough of a variation between the neighborhoods that Burger Lounge will pull from different crowds. With the Hillcrest location, I will be equidistant from two Burger Lounges.

                  1. re: SDGourmand

                    I think they are, but then again I've never seen what's so special about the place to begin with. I know the use grass fed beef and all that, but pre-formed frozen patties taste like cardboard no matter what cow they're from. Still, it's better than McDonald's, I guess.

                    1. re: SDGourmand

                      I think they are expanding very intelligently. They are not putting up locations in any areas where there is no foot traffic, each location is consistent in look and feel, and most importantly, the expansion enhances the brand and doesn't diminish from it.

                    2. patty melt..never gets the props it deserves.
                      it's so beloved by all, but never given the spotlight that is so rightly deserves.

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                      1. re: Beach Chick

                        Nor the respect. I recently read where someone blasphemed the sacred Patty Melt by mocking it's very core. This person made one using- get this- a vegetarian core!

                        Might as well take the face off the Mona Lisa, silence The Scream, and remove the zipper from the Sticky Fingers album. Carve the Mother off the Pieta, and topple the Sphinx. Take the four-barrel off the Eleanor, and the four speed from a Shelby Cobra. Or take the Zildj from a Zildjian, the Remo from the tomtom.

                          1. re: DiningDiva

                            I'm very passionate about the Patty Melt!

                            Not so coo-coo for coco puffs, though.

                          2. re: Fake Name

                            LOVE THAT...
                            OMG..that is a frigging riot Fakey..this is by far the best post ever!
                            Remove the zipper from the Sticky Fingers album..carve the mother off the Pieta.
                            I believe that the founders of the beloved patty melt club has met it's Chairman of the Board!

                            May I introduce you to the man, the legend, Mr. Patty Melt himself, Fakey!

                            1. re: Fake Name

                              "Might as well take the face off the Mona Lisa"

                              The place in Little Italy?

                              1. re: Fake Name

                                Fake, the zipper? Hysterical in it's WTF unexpectedness. Classic album now forever linked with the classic patty melt . Mick and the boys can retire now.