BGR The Burger Joint Lands on Poplar



The Wellington Burger: Mushrooms, caramelized onions and so much more.

A new burger franchise called BGR The Burger Joint is coming to Poplar just east of the 240 loop in the Ridgeway Trace Center. The Memphis BGR is the first in Tennessee, and the burgers look rather spectacular: a touch of gourmet with a lot of heft. That's the "Wellington" burger to the left and in adddition to the burger, there's caramelized onions, garlic with mustard seed, blue cheese, and "mojo sauce" on a brioche bun.  The restaurant website says the beef is "all natural, hormone free and grass fed," so what's not to love about that?

I checked out the menu online, and there's lots of  options, including the tuna burger pictured here. There's also a ground lamb burger and the "Southerwestern," which incudes a burger topped with slow roasted pork, ham, sweet pickles, and dijon. Now there's a heart attack waiting to happen! At least your last meal will be one heck of a happy one.

Here's the press release that popped into my inbox on Monday. The address for BCG The Burger Joint is 5865 Poplar. The relelase said the restaurant was slated to open January 26, but it's been pushed back to the end of the month, according to a company spokesperson. I'll keep you updated when I hear back from the local franchcise.

The Burger Scene in Memphis is Getting a Whole Lot Juicier!

Urgent announcement to all Memphis area burger fans: The first BGR The Burger Joint to grace the Tennessee is opening and will dole out top-quality gourmet burgers to the blues music capital of the world!

BGR The Burger Joint, open in Germantown on Poplar Avenue, has been proclaimed “one of the top three burgers in America,” winning accolades across the country. BGR owner and founder Mark Bucher opened the restaurant’s first location in Bethesda, Maryland in 2008.  Now, after more than a dozen openings across the nation, it’s time for Shelby County to find out what all the hype is about!

The ambiance at BGR screams rock n’roll. With vintage rock band memorabilia on the walls, funky mosaic tabletops and classic music videos playing on the large flat screen TVs, BGR is a rocking good time for families and friends.

BGR’s commitment to using premium ingredients is evident in their use of only naturally raised and antibiotic-free grain-fed cattle, freshly-made buns delivered daily and locally sourced tomatoes. Their extensive menu offers classic beef burgers, including notables like The Wellington made with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, mustard seed, mojo sauce and blue cheese alongside staples such as the Veggie, Turkey, Lamb and Ahi Tuna burgers.  The famous 9 Pounder burger holds a special place on the menu as it was what inspired Mark to open a burger joint in the first place.  No BGR burger is complete without delicious side dishes such as the Yukon Gold and sweet potato fries, onion rings, and The Green Standard, grilled asparagus spears sprinkled with parmesan cheese. BGR’s signature shakes, including double chocolate, vanilla bean and strawberry, also add a sweet touch to the meal.

Reader Comments:
Jan 25, 2012 02:30 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The Ridgeway Trace Center and this address is in Memphis, not Germantown.

Jan 25, 2012 02:38 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

P.S. But the burgers look great - I'm glad to hear of this place!

Jan 27, 2012 07:13 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

We went by there yesterday since the article said they were opening Thursday. They are NOT open people. The owner even said he didn't know who posted this article in the Memphis Magazine, but they were wrong to say they were opening for business on Thursday. Again, they are NOT open for business yet. Huge disappointment. Had to go to Five Guys instead.

Sep 1, 2012 01:44 pm
 Posted by  Jimbob

I tried it for the first time....way too expensive,; 2.89 for fries !!! and 2.29 for a drink.....and 6.99 for a plain burger......13.29 is too much for what you get....I doubt if I will go baback.

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