Burger & Lobster to open New York site in 2014

16 December 2013 by
Burger & Lobster to open New York site in 2014

London-based chain Burger & Lobster is set to open a new site in New York after a string of successful openings in the UK capital.

The brand, which has sites in Mayfair, Soho, Farringdon, Knightsbridge and St Paul's, will open stateside at 39 West, 19th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in August next year, according to New York website DNAinfo New York.

Open seven days a week, from morning ‘til midnight, the new 260-seat site will span two floors, and cover 7,000 square feet.

Serving only burgers or lobsters with fries and salad as a main course, and with a famous no-booking policy, the site's popularity has been marked, with queues regularly forming outside venues.

Announcing the plans to the neighbourhood "community board", Community Board 5, which is one of 59 boards across New York dealing with land, budget and welfare of their respective areas, co-owner Vladimir Borodin said: "After a successful launch in London with five locations in operation, the Burger & Lobster team collectively decided to open in New York City."

He added: "It is known worldwide as the premier restaurant city [and] combined with New York City's demographics, we believe it is the perfect fit for Burger & Lobster and for our first location outside of London."

Burger & Lobster is owned by Russian steak brand the Goodman Group, which also runs several Goodman's sites across London, including in the West End, Mayfair and Canary Wharf.

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