One of the city's most popular burger spots is closing in on opening the doors to its first true in-town expansion, as Thursday, July 14 has now been pegged as Burger Up's opening day in H.G. Hill's new Hill Center Five Points development.
Community Hospitality COO Chris Neese tells Eater that they will open for dinner only on July 14, with regular daily hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. kicking in the following day. The roughly 3,600 square foot restaurant will seat 100 guests inside, along with seating for an additional 46 on the outside patio. Neese notes that unlike the 12 South original, the patio seating will not be enclosed, but during warmer months will take advantage of the restaurant's orientation, allowing it to be shade-covered during the heat of the day.
On the personnel side, Marcus Rhodes, previously a longtime sous chef at Josephine, has been tapped as kitchen manager for the new location. Joining him as general manager is Brandon Ingle, who had held that same position at the 12 South Burger Up location. Katie Workman will be taking over the vacated GM role. Neese says that making sure the new outpost has the same feel as the original has been critical, and that they have elevated other current servers and bartenders to new management positions.
So now that the countdown is on, be sure to check back in the coming weeks for additional updates.