The Burger Bubble [DTW; Troy, FH & Troy]
We seem to be over-run with burger stores ... and now, both Halo Burger
and Freakin Great are expanding beyond Flint into the northern suburbs.
Halo Burger is opening stores in Novi & Troy. They're a spin-off of the
original Kewpee Burger chain started in 1923 in Flint. It is a fast food
operation with a better fast food burger - nothing gourmet about their
product. Think Five Guys with a more expansive menu and without the
ginormous bag o'fries.
Freakin Great is opening a store in Farmington Hills near Jaws. I have
not visited their single Flint store. Based on their website and what I read
here, it seems like they are aiming for the gourmet burger crowd.
Not a big burger fan anymore, but in the day I loved a cheeseburger deluxe with olives and a Vernors Cream Ale. Noticed Halo Burger, in Troy, last week and thought it was in an odd location for them. Typically they're not in a strip....guess they'll be no drive through at this one.
I'm all for a burger purveyor explosion here in SE MI.
If we can support a pizza store in every quarter square mile of real estate around us--as we're doing now, unique burger offerings should also do well.
Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers in Farmington Hills is scheduled to open this Thursday, 1/9/14. At least that's they told me today.