This fast-casual concept’s third branch — an offshoot of its steak-house chain — has opened in The Quay shopping center.
“Our mission is to create raving fans by providing superior menu offerings from a welcoming staff in a sparkling-clean social environment,” Shula Burger President Scott Nietschmann said in a press release.
Fresh burgers are molded from premium chuck, short rib and brisket. A bestseller is the French Onion with caramelized onions, double gruyère cheese, garlic mayo and crushed garlic croutons ($7.29). The Don stacks a burger and hot dog with the usual trimmings ($9.99). The Wine Country rendition with roasted pepper and goat cheese ($7.99) could pair nicely with a selection of wines and craft beers on tap.
Alternatives include a turkey burger ($7.99) and three salads ($6.99), such as the Santa Fe. Unconventional odds and ends include fried banana peppers ($4.29) and sweet-potato tots ($3.99).
The red-and-gold décor illustrates Don Shula as a football player, coach, family man and restaurateur along with a 4-foot, three-dimensional cutout as a Cleveland Browns player. A drawing of a game play used in the 1972 undefeated season spans a 16-foot wall. Lunch and dinner are served with a side of Wi-Fi daily amid mahogany woods and red metal chairs, as well as on a small patio.
BY SUSAN BRYANT