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Dec 2, 2013 07:51 AM

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.

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  1. 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.

    1. Is this Kewpee the same one in downtown Lansing with the olive burger? Based on my one-time order of the olive burger there I could live with or without Halo.

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      1. re: HillsofBeverly

        Originally, yes, but that was decades ago.

      2. 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.

        1. Anyone know if and when B Spot is going to open in Rochester MI. Do they even have a location?

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          1. re: prcentauri

            The location is in the Village of Rochester Hills shopping complex. The sign currently says opening Spring 2014.

            1. re: mi2ca2mi

              Yeah, they're going into the former Flatiron Grill location. The Spring 2014 date is news to me, as last I'd seen they were talking early 2014. Spring ain't early. ;)

              1. Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers in Farmington Hills is scheduled to open this Thursday, 1/9/14. At least that's they told me today.