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Burger 21 Opening Sunday in Carrollwood

Restaurant chain currently has Westchase location

Westchase has one, and now Carrollwood will, too.

On Sunday at 11 a.m., at 11777 N. Dale Mabry Highway, just south of the intersection of Fletcher Avenue and S. Village Drive.

“We have achieved great success at our Westchase location, and we’re very excited to expand into Carrollwood as we receive high demand for our affordably priced craft burgers and shakes from area residents,” said Mark Johnston, chief concept officer of Front Burner Brands, management company of Burger 21, and CEO and president of Burger 21.  “The future looks bright for Burger 21 as we open this location and look to expand across Tampa Bay and beyond.”

The Carrollwood burger and shake chain hired 67 employees, and boasts 2,900 square feet of space. The interior seats 100 customers, according to Burger 21 officials.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The Westchase Burger 21 opened at 9664 West Linebaugh Avenue in November 2010.   

Johnston selected Carrollwood for the second location because it is in Front Burner Brands’ backyard (the headquarters is located near Busch Blvd. and Dale Mabry Hwy), and his team wanted to continue targeting a similar type of audience that has contributed to the brand’s success.

Three additional sites in the Tampa Bay area are in consideration for further expansion.

Christopher Nank October 24, 2011 at 01:26 PM
Excellent. Although the two are not all that far apart!
Camille C. Spencer October 24, 2011 at 02:44 PM
@christopher: good point. wonder which one will be more popular!

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