Boardwalk Fresh Burgers to Make Local Debut

As if to prove that you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many upscale burger joints, another purveyor of “fast casual” patties with a pedigree is slated to debut on local shores.

That would be Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, set to open in November in The Shops at Boca Grove. The Boca Boardwalk will be the chain’s first Florida outlet, to be complemented by a second unit in Orlando to open next year and followed by another 48 units throughout the state of Florida.

The deal with Boardwalk is just what its name implies: fresh, not frozen beef, hand-shaped into patties, plus freshly cut fries, served in a casual, “family friendly” space that looks like a slightly prettified McFranchise burger emporium.

Prices are family (and recession) friendly too, with single four-ounce burgers going for $3.19 and a pair of patties for $4.39. A choice of five cheeses adds another 60 cents to the total, but a selection of condiments and sauces are gratis.

There’s a trio of signature burgers too, like the BBQ bacon cheddar and mushroom-Swiss, plus chicken sammies and wraps, milkshakes, fries and even a kiddie menu. It’s a burger world, and we’re just eating in it.