An offshoot of its steak-house chain, this fast-casual concept’s fourth branch — its first in Palm Beach County — has opened in the new Delray Marketplace.
“All the growth is out west. Shula Burger is really poised to service families out here,” says Delray Beach resident Carrie LaNoce, a three-year company employee who’s become the first franchise owner. “The community really needed something like this.”
Fresh burgers are molded from premium chuck, short rib and brisket. A bestseller is the French Onion with caramelized onions, gruyere, garlic mayo and garlic croutons ($7.99), and The Don stacks a burger and hot dog ($9.99). The Beach Burger with fried shrimp and chipotle crema is exclusive to this location ($8.99), and create-your-own starts at $6.79 for a single and $9.49 for a double.
Alternatives include a turkey burger ($7.99) and three salads ($6.99), such as the Santa Fe, greens with roasted corn, black bean salsa, tomatoes, green onions, tortillas, jack cheese and honey-lime dressing. Unconventional odds and ends include fried banana peppers and fried pickles (both $4.59).
Lunch and dinner are served daily. There’s free Wi-Fi, a red-tiled open kitchen, acrylic pop-art images, TVs and a 4-foot illustrated cutout of Don Shula as a Cleveland Browns player. An iPad at the counter suggests wine and craft beer pairings, and the patio beckons with yellow-and-black chairs and umbrellas.
BY SUSAN BRYANT