The foodie revolution over the past few years may have brought San Antonians more truffle oil than they can handle, but one undeniably good thing came of it: the Alamo City burger game is now stronger than ever. A new generation of chains like BurgerFi, Shake Shack, and Hopdoddy Burger Bar are upping the ante while locals like Bexar Pub are more than holding their own.
It’s no wonder that an international franchise would want to get in on the action — with the help of a couple of hometown restaurateurs. Chris and Brenda Branchizio, the owners of Branchizio’s Naples Italian Restaurant in Alamo Heights, are bringing Israeli slider franchise Burgerim to the Park North Shopping Center.
The restaurant specializes in sliders with a Middle Eastern twist. The name translates to “many burgers” in Hebrew, an apt description for the offerings that come in packs of one, two, three, or 16. The sliders are fully customizable with classic, whole wheat, and gluten-free buns; patties made from Wagyu beef, merguez, lamb, salmon, falafel, and more; and toppings like several varieties of cheese, bacon, avocado, and fried egg.
The chain also has chicken and ribeye sandwiches, fresh salads, an assortment of fries, and simple desserts like New York cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake, and a Rice Krispies Treats-style Marshmallow Dream bar. The San Antonio location will also carry beer, wine, Coca-Cola soft drinks, iced tea, and shakes.
Construction of the shop at 842 NW Loop 410, Suite 110 is expected to be completed in as little as six weeks. The indoor and patio seating will accommodate around 100 people, but take out and delivery service will both be available. Like all locations, the San Antonio Burgerim will offer a half-off discount to uniformed police officers, military, firefighters, and paramedics.