Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Farm Burger opens newest location in Asheville in Spring 2013

Farm Burger, the pioneering grass-fed and farm-sourced burger restaurant based in Decatur, Georgia, is set to open this Spring in Asheville, NC at 10 Patton Ave. in the historic Leader Building. This is Farm Burger’s fourth location, and its first outside of Georgia.

“Farm Burger is excited to bring Asheville eaters a truly unique, principled, and economic
pasture-based dining experience, and feels that it has a kindred spirit in the Asheville
community with its strong historic commitment to local and sustainable agricultural,” says
Partner and Farmer Jason Mann.

Beef and pork will be supplied through a collaboration between Moonshine Meats, the
pasture-based cooperative founded by Mann, and a diverse set of local producers including
community favorite Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Both Farm Burger and Moonshine Meats look
forward to working with North Carolina farmers to source as much food as possible.

Farm Burger’s farm driven menu is a dynamic expression of seasonality and culinary whimsy.
Aside from traditional burger toppings, creative toppings include heirloom peaches and local
goat cheese, pickled beets and oxtail marmalade. The menu also features traditional
Southern favorites such as fried okra and collard greens, and their signature chicken pot pie

Farm Burger will offer a diverse lunch and dinner menu featuring its pasture-raised meat
products, seasonal vegetarian options, as well as some exciting gluten-free and vegan
options. Farm Burger will offer seasonal milkshakes made from the sweetest local cream,
house made sodas, local kombucha, and root beer on tap. Farm Burger’s beer program will
tap into the best of Asheville’s brewing culture by offering small batch brews from a variety of
established and upcoming producers.

Farm Burger Asheville’s design will be consistent with other Farm Burger locations clean,
modern yet rural aesthetic, along with some new features. Both design and building methods
employ green practices, which include featuring local, reclaimed building materials. An
indoor bocce ball court will add a unique feature to the Asheville location and an element of
entertainment to the casual dining atmosphere.

The restaurant is a leader in waste management, having developed a unique composting
system in Decatur that benefits Love is Love Farm with kitchen food scraps. Composting will
continue in Asheville with local partners. Their plates are made from biodegradable,
compostable materials, and fryer oil is recycled into bio-diesel fuel.

Farm Burger was founded by Partner and Social Entrepreneur Jason Mann and Partner and
Operator George Frangos. Mann is a partner of the seminal farm to table restaurant Farm
255 in Athens, Georgia, and Founder and Director of Full Moon Farms & Moonshine Meats.
Frangos is a restaurateur formerly of Concentrics Restaurants of Atlanta, Savoy and Blue
Ribbon Bakery of New York, and Restaurant Nora of Washington, D.C.

The restaurant’s daily operations will be developed and overseen by Partner Sean Gray, a
fifteen year Atlanta restaurant veteran. Prior to Farm Burger, Gray served as General
Manager of Concentrics Hospitality’s flagship restaurant Two Urban Licks.
For more details, contact Alisha Cave by phone at 770.296.2210 or by email at

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