Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries (Boca Raton)
***** Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, 21077 Powerline Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 482-1561.
Just got back from Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries…a fast food burger joint (surprise, surprise!) that literally just opened for business in Boca Raton…actually, it opened yesterday—and I gotta tell you, that Five Guys (one of my favorites) better watch out—because this miniscule chain (they currently got something like 8 stores in 6 states-Boca is the only Florida location) makes terrific burgers and fries. Throw in some salads, wraps, chicken items, hot dogs, milk shakes and desserts—and this joint may convert some of Five Guys’ legendary fans. Like Five Guys-the grill is in the open and there is no drive-thru, but the Boca location, in addition to indoor seating–has a great looking outdoor eating patio.
From what I can tell, based on the “open kitchen”–price points–daily delivered fresh hamburger meat–handcut french fries–Boardwalk plans to go head to head with Five Guys. Like I said before, for right now Boardwalk only has 8 stores…that said, the owner of the Boca franchise, Irene Jung, told me, that she plans on opening 50 Florida stores over the next “few” years and that a second joint is scheduled to open in Orlando later this week.
Now you and I know, that restaurants come and restaurants go. Only time will tell, if Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries will actually develop into a large national chain. What I do know, is that the cheeseburger & fries that I had this evening were as good as the stuff that Five Guys makes.
Not sure if it is fair or not, to compare Boardwalk to Five Guys…but, my gut tells me, that the guys who created the Boardwalk concept spent many hours studying the Five Guys’ playbook. These guys think that they have a more diversified mouse-trap…
You can check www.boardwalkfreshburgersandfries.com for menu/locations.
Let me wrap this one up this way…I thought that the food was delicious.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is open Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm.