Little Big Burger plans soft opening in Lake Oswego this weekend
There's no word yet on when the doors will actually swing open, but the parent company of Little Big Burger says it expects to hold a soft opening of its long-promised Lake Oswego restaurant this weekend.
"Shortly thereafter, it expects to hold its grand opening and free burger day," the company said in press release posted Tuesday to Globe Newswire, "both of which will be announced through social media."
The restaurant is located in Lake Oswego in the Oswego Towne Square shopping center at 3 Monroe Parkway, near the New Seasons Market. Chanticleer Holdings Inc. announced a year ago that it had signed a lease and would open the store sometime in the first half of 2018, but there's been little to report until Tuesday's announcement by Chanticleer Holdings President Fred Glick.
"We're pleased to announce the upcoming opening of our newest company-owned Little Big Burger in Lake Oswego," Glick said in the news release. "We are excited about this location and anticipate it being one of our top performers."
Little Big Burger has developed almost a cult-like following in the years since Portlander Micah Camden opened his first storefront in the Pearl District, offering cooked-to-order burgers, truffle fries and root beer floats. Chanticleer bought the chain in late 2015.
When it opens, the LO restaurant will be Chanticleer Holdings' 13th Little Big Burger in Oregon; the company also operates storefronts in California, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.
As of Tuesday morning, Little Big Burger's website at www.littlebigburger.com and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/littlebigburger still listed the Lake Oswego location as "coming soon." Company officials told The Review on Tuesday that the exact date and time of the soft opening hinge on final permitting and health inspections, which were expected to be completed before the end of the week.
So watch this space and www.lakeoswegoreview.com for details as they become available.
— The Review