TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The heat is on! Available now through Aug. 20, flavor fanatics can stop by Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, to savor the all-new Sweet Heat Chicken Burger and Watermelon Shake, available at all of its restaurants nationwide. As part of its unique culture, Burger 21 offers a different featured burger and shake on the 21st of every month. In addition, the brand donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales to a local charity or school in the communities it serves on this day.
Created by Burger 21's Corporate Chef Mike Remes, the Sweet Heat Chicken Burger features a buttermilk-dipped crispy chicken burger topped with creamy avocado, sweet watermelon and a house-made sweet heat sauce. The Watermelon Shake combines a refreshing blend of vanilla ice cream, watermelon puree and diced watermelon that's topped off with whipped cream and a watermelon slice.
"At Burger 21, we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences for our guests and have set ourselves apart by creating fun and flavorful burger and shake combinations that keep them coming back for more," said Remes. "We're excited for guests to enjoy the new Sweet Heat Chicken Burger and Watermelon Shake, and look forward to continue going above and beyond their expectations when it comes to menu variety."
To further celebrate this month's featured menu offerings, all Burger 21 loyalty app users who dine at their local Burger 21 restaurant on National Watermelon Day, Aug. 3, will receive a double-punch via Burger 21's "B Loyal" app.
Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of Entrepreneur magazine's Top New Franchises of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual's Top 100 "Movers and Shakers" for the last three consecutive years, while Burger 21 Founder and President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual's "Top 25 People" of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand's growth and development. Burger 21 also was named one of QSR's "Best Franchise Deals" of 2014.
For more information on Burger 21, please visit burger21.com and follow Burger 21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For the latest special offers and promotions, join the B21 Club or download Burger 21's "B Loyal" app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
About Burger 21
With 24 locations now open in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas, with approximately 20 in development in seven states, Burger 21 is a "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Burger 21 is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Since its inception, the company has provided more than $127,000 in contributions as part of its "B Charitable" initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales to local schools and charities on the 21st of each month. For more information, visit http://www.burger21.com.
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