New Jersey natives George Mikhael and Oliver Hanna announced that BurgerIM is entering the franchise arena located at 2 Journal Square in Jersey City.

Fast-growing national gourmet burger franchise, BurgerIM, is slated to open in fall 2019 in Journal Sqaure, Jersey City.

BurgerIM boasts eleven different patties to make you rethink your burger as you make it your own, ranging from upscale wagyu beef, angus, Spanish beef, salmon, veggie, vegan, beef/lamb blend, falafel, and more along with a multitude of gourmet toppings such as sautéed mushrooms, pineapple, avocado and sunny-side up eggs, numerous house made sauces, and different bun options, including sesame, lettuce wrap for health conscious consumers, and even a non-GMO option.

More than just burgers, BurgerIM also serves popular milkshakes, signature circular-cut fries, onion rings, meaty wings, salads, and dessert options, all served in a upscale sport bar alike atmosphere with big screens and a U-shaped bar.

The Journal Square location is owned by local residents Mikhael and Hanna. The 25-year-old entrepreneur, Mikhael says “Although my background is in finance-specifically wealth management- it has always been a lifelong dream of mine to open up a unique franchise like BurgerIM. I’ve always wanted to create job opportunities in the heart of the community which I grew up in. Also as a foodie and lover-of-all- burgers, I strongly, believe that after a long day, or a long morning, of hard work- there’s nothing a good burger can’t fix.”

Similar to his business partner, Oliver Hanna, expresses his deeply rooted interest in further growing the community that immensely shaped his youth. “I’m always looking for ways to give back. I’ve been blessed to be able to bring BurgerIM to Jersey City and to have the opportunity to increase employment and provide the community with a unique place to enjoy a meal with family & friends.” Mentioned Hanna.

With BurgerIM located across the street from New Jersey’s largest transportation hub (Path Train Station), in the heart of Jersey City’s business district and densely populated residential area- it is the perfect go-to-spot for a quick and flavorful bite to eat during a lunch hour or on the weekend with some friends.

BurgerIM recognizes the importance and hard work provided by police officers, firefighters, and paramedics in the community. To show our gratitude for their outstanding service, BurgerIM is proud to announce that it offers 50% off discounts for all on-duty first responders and 10 percent for all off-duty first responders on all of their meals.

Robert Mackowski and Glenn Beyer of RKF as well as Michel Asayag of Home Quest Properties assisted in the retail transaction.

2 Journal Square, located right across from PATH station in Jersey City, is a 320,000-sf. mixed use office and retail building. Gaia Real Estate purchased the property and began a gut renovation in the Spring. The rebranding of the building includes converting the ground floor to retail and adding amenities to the building.  The result will be unveiled to the market this Fall. GAIA Real Estate is based in New York City. The company manages a diverse portfolio of real estate investments currently exceeding $2.7 billion in total assets and over 18,000 units.

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