Today is Opening Day for Poway’s newest burger joint, appropriately named BGR The Burger Joint.
Located a few doors down from , Poway’s BGR is one of only two locations in California, with the other in Point Loma. The menu includes a variety of burgers to choose from, including a lobster roll and something called The 9 Pounder.
The menu recommends that The 9 Pounder feed 10 to 15 people, but if one person can eat it in one sitting it’s free. Better bring your appetite if you intend to conquer The 9 Pounder, because after including the bun and condiments, it actually weighs 15.4 pounds. BGR asks for a 24-hour notice for the $79.99 beast, which comes with two heads of lettuce, eight tomatoes, three red onions, four whole pickles and “a river of our mojo.”
The first Poway customers got an early taste during a soft opening Wednesday afternoon. Co-owner Richard Jones welcomed those who formed a line outside the storefront next to the Starbucks. Once inside they sat at tables with mosaic patterns depicting peace signs and classic-rock album covers, which also adorn the blue and red walls.
A soda dispenser that resembles a jukebox has an almost-endless number of varieties, and Jones said BGR is in the process of obtaining a license to serve beer and wine.
Poway waited for years for , now another acclaimed name in the burger wars has opened in town.
Check out the menu in the PDF section of this article.
BGR The Burger Joint is located at 13483 Poway Rd. #603. Phone (858) 391-0266. Website www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com. Open Sunday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10.