CLIFTON, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinburger, a lively new concept centering on gourmet burgers combined with perfectly paired wine selections, will open its doors Monday, December 13 at the Promenade Shops at Clifton. A unique array of salads, side dishes, microbrews and hand dipped milkshakes round out the menu. With locations in Tucson and Phoenix, this will be the first Zinburger on the east coast.
During opening week (12/13-17), Zinburger will donate 20 percent of sales to the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton. For over 60 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton has been providing daily programs and services, including day care, recreational and educational activities and social services for youth ages 2 1/2 to 18 in a safe, supervised environment.
Prepared with primo ingredients such as Certified Angus Beef, Kobe Steak, Free Range Turkey Breast, and Ahi Tuna, all burgers are cooked to order on a griddle in their own juices and served on a lightly buttered, brioche style bun.
"Zinburger has an almost cult following in Arizona," said Brad Honigfeld, chief executive officer of BH ZB, LLC (a subsidiary of the Briad Group), the company that acquired the license agreement to develop the concept in New Jersey. "The food at Zinburger is Made with the best ingredients, and the wines have been specifically chosen for each food selection to create the perfect meal. We are excited to bring this upscale wine and burger bar to the New Jersey and New York area."
The lineup includes seven signature burgers including the Zinburger ($10 – with Manchego Cheese & Zinfandel Braised Onions); the Kobe Burger ($14 – with Vermont Cheddar & Wild Mushrooms); the Turkey Burger ($10 - with Swiss Cheese, Avocado and Mayo); and Clint's Almost Famous Vegetable Burger ($9 – with Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato Marmalade); plus a build your own burger with 15 topping selections such as Maytag Blue Cheese, Roasted Peppers or Fried Egg.
Side selections priced from $5 to $6 include generous portions of Hand Cut Fries, Double Truffle Fries, Sweet Potato Fries (with yogurt dipping sauce) and Zucchini Fries. Hearty salad selections include the BLT Salad ($5/$8 – with Nueske's Maple Bacon and Cowboy Ranch Dressing); the Roasted Chicken Salad ($12 – with Organic Greens, Pomegranate, Marcona Almonds and Goat Cheese Dressing; $9 without chicken); and the Seared Ahi Salad ($13 – with Chopped Greens, Avocado, Cashews and Ginger Miso Vinaigrette).
A dessert menu featuring old fashioned delights includes hand-dipped milkshakes and floats ($6), plus Banana Cream Pie ($5). Eight decadent shake/float flavors include popular-inspired creations such as Creme Brulee, Strawberry Cheesecake and Bananas Foster.
An important part of the Zinburger culture, the wine selections are thoughtfully chosen to complement the food selections. The wine menu includes 21 varieties affordably priced from $5 to $15 a glass. A selection of 8 beers on tap, including 2 microbrews are offered for the beer lover.
Zinburger offers a full bar and daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Zinburger is located at The Promenade Shops at Clifton, 852 Route 3, Clifton, New Jersey, 07012. Zinburger is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Reservations are not accepted. For more information, call 973-272-1492 or visit www.foxrc.com/zinburger.html.
The original Zinburger opened in December, 2007 in Tucson and the Phoenix location opened in March, 2010 by Fox Restaurant Concepts. Launched in 1998, Fox Restaurant Concepts is the parent company of 13 unique concepts located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Jersey, Minnesota and Texas.
About The Briad Group
The Briad Group, LLC, headquartered in Livingston, N.J., is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the U.S. The Briad Group is a franchisee for Wendy's, T.G.I. Friday's, Corner Bakery Cafe, Marriott and Hilton. The Briad Group is the largest T.G.I. Friday's franchise in the U.S. and is the eighth largest restaurant franchisee according to Technomic, a food research and consulting firm.