Chicago is about to get hit with another burger spot when Burger Joint opens in River North this July. The 3,000 square-foot garden-level spot aims to feed the neighborhood between lunch and late night with an array of burgers, dogs, shakes and more.
Two cousins, who currently asked to remain anonymous, have a family history in the restaurant and nightlife business and understand that when the bars let out, not only are patrons hungry, but the staff is, too. Burger Joint, set amidst the galleries and clubs around Franklin Street, will have burgers, hot dogs, polishes, fresh-cut fries, gyros and chicken sandwiches with everything falling generally between $6 and $12.
Their specialty will be the Crazy Greek: a cheeseburger (with American or cheddar) topped with gyros meat and feta cheese. They also plan to serve poutine (fries, cheese curds and gravy), inspired by family members in the restaurant business in Montreal.
Burger Joint, which will also serve various milk shakes (but no alcohol), will deliver to the general River North area and will be open late night. The restaurant, which is below the Craftsman Experience, will start serving lunch at 11 a.m. and, Wednesday through Saturday, will go through dinner and into the wee hours. At this point, the closing time will be based on demand, so they could go till 3 a.m. or 5 a.m. Look for Burger Joint to debut around July 1.