A different kind of burger chain is coming to Fresno, bringing its mini burgers and 11 kinds of patties with it.
Burgerim, a build-your-own burger franchise based in Dallas, plans to open two locations in Fresno in late March or early April.
The burgers here are tiny, or as Burgerim says, “sensibly sized.” At 2.8 ounces, they’re a little bit bigger than a slider. You can buy an uno, duo or trio (multiples of one, two or three) or a “party box” of 16.
The other thing that makes Burgerim different? You can choose from five kinds of beef patties and six other patty options. The beef ranges from plain ol’ ground beef to Merguez beef (a North African sausage meat) and Wagyu beef (a highly marbled beef with a rich texture from Japanese cattle).
But vegetarians and healthy eaters, keep reading. Burgerim also offers a falafel and veggie patty, along with turkey, lamb, chicken and salmon patties.
Topping options include a fried egg, avocado and bacon. The restaurants also serve chicken wings, salads and sandwiches.
One restaurant is planned for 230 E. River Park Circle, in the same center as Dave & Buster’s near Friant Road and Highway 41. The other is planned for Clovis Avenue, just north of Kings Canyon Road, in southeast Fresno.
Burgerim has more than 160 stores worldwide, including dozens in California.
The company says the “im” in Burgerim stand for “IMpressive” or “IMpossibly delicious.”