Nimby Burger Opens in Vancouver


VANCOUVER — If you thought the gourmet burger trend had reached its apex, and couldn’t possibly gain any more market strength, you’re dead wrong.

Every month it seems like another new venue opens in Canada, and the latest operators to make a splash, represent a famous family of West Coast restaurateurs — the Fullers of Earls and Joey Restaurant fame.

Nimby Burger, located at the corner of Cornwall and Yew in Vancouver’s Kits Beach neighbourhood, is a unique version of the classic beachside burger shack. On the scaled-down five-item menu are quality burgers ($2.99 for a basic, $5.49 for a double burger with cheese), hand-cut fries ($2.49) and real ice-cream shakes ($2.99).

“Nimby Burger was inspired by countless road trips down the coast to California with my father, Bus Fuller,” said Jeff Fuller, president of the Joey Restaurant Group, in a company release. “There’s nothing quite like the taste of the burgers from those beachside joints in California. There’s just something about the surf and the sun, with a juicy burger and a shake.”

The Nimby Burger at Kits Beach is a casual, walk-up window concept, but the burgers are made from 100-per-cent premium chuck beef and the fries are made from hand-cut Yukon Gold potatoes, which are fried to order and sea-salted.

“My father and I have always talked about opening a classic burger shack in our own backyard,” says Fuller. “But we decided it would be even better to open it in Vancouver’s backyard…Kits Beach.”

During the summer, Nimby Burger will be open from 11 a.m. daily.

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