Burger 21, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast-casual franchise, announces its restaurant in Davie, Florida, will re-open under new ownership July 20 at 2451 South University Drive. To celebrate, the fast casual franchise will give away Burger 21 swag bags to the first 100 guests on opening day. In addition, as part of the brand’s unique culture, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds to benefit the Zoological Society of Florida, the support organization for Zoo Miami, the next day.

The Davie restaurant is now locally owned by new Burger 21 franchisees Marc Osheroff and Dr. Handre Hurwit. The entrepreneurs also plan to re-open the Fort Lauderdale restaurant located at 2949 N. Federal Highway before the end of 2015, in addition to opening two new locations in the South Florida market over the next several years.

“We couldn’t be happier to re-open the Burger 21 restaurant in Davie and be part of this great community once again,” Osheroff says. “The brand has already been well received in South Florida and is committed to being a positive contributor to the community. We look forward to celebrating the grand re-opening of our restaurant with both new and existing Burger 21 fans and giving back to local schools and charities every month.”

In addition to offering guests a variety of chef-inspired beef and non-beef burger creations, like the Tex-Mex Haystack, Spicy Thai Shrimp, Black Bean, and Mediterranean Chicken, the Davie location will also offer fresh salads, hand-crafted shakes, a gluten-free menu, as well as craft beer and wine by the glass.

Nearly 35 former and new team members hired in the store, which has 2,913 square feet inside plus a 319-square-foot patio, totaling seating for 102 customers inside and 34 on the patio.

Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of QSR's "Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.

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