A good Burger is like a good business model — practical, affordable, and fresh. That’s what brothers David and Randy Smith thought when planning the Burger Company, Charlotte’s latest lunch sensation. The commercial real estate developers turned restaurateurs used the skills from their first career to make way for their second in early April after they gutted and spruced up an old South End warehouse.
With fresh beef ground in-house daily and wallet-friendly prices (the á la carte menu caps at $7), the Burger Company currently caters mostly to uptown lunchers. But with a full-service bar that’s open until 1 a.m. on weekends and plans to host Panthers tailgates, the new enterprise is likely to draw plenty more Cat (and cow) fans. You’ll find all the burger staples on the menu, like a bacon cheeseburger ($4.75), as well as salads, hot dogs, and the popular fried pickles ($4). one bite of the Left Coast (slathered with avocado, mayo, and jalapeños, $5.95), and you’ll appreciate burgers for exactly what they are: serious business. 1500 W. Morehead St., Ste. C, 704-332-7333