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Homegrown burger chain on a roll with yet another San Antonio location

Homegrown burger chain on a roll with yet another San Antonio location

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Burger Boy is on a roll. Burger Boy/ Facebook

Fast-growing San Antonio fast-food chain Burger Boy has put a fifth location on the menu.

Records filed with the State of Texas show Burger Boy plans to convert a 2,200-square-foot former Burger King at 4402 S. New Braunfels Ave. into its fifth restaurant in San Antonio. The $1 million project is set to start in late February and be completed by June 1.

On January 4, Burger Boy announced it is opening a North Side restaurant this spring at North U.S. Highway 281 and Bitters Road, near Hill Country Village. This will be the company’s fourth location in San Antonio.

The fourth and fifth locations build on Burger Boy’s recent momentum. Rick Molina, Guy Ellison, Tony Salinas, and Bruce Pohlmeier bought the brand from owner Carl Bates in 2017.

Burger Boy — known for its blue-and-orange color scheme and recognizable mascot — specializes in thin patty burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and chicken sandwiches served with crinkle-cut fries. The chain’s Orange Freeze and Big Red shakes also appear on the menu. The burger joint opened its first location, on St. Mary’s Street, in the 1980s.

A representative of Burger Boy couldn’t be reached for comment.