The latest restaurant to be snapped up by fast-food giants is a living room bar with a full bar, a full kitchen, and a full dining room.
The New York Times reports the new outpost, located in an old industrial space in the heart of New York City’s Brooklyn neighborhood, will be the brainchild of an engineer named David Katz who hopes to transform a neighborhood staple into a full-service destination.
Katz is also reportedly working on a version of the burger that’s vegan.
“I’ve been talking to a lot of people about putting a restaurant in Brooklyn, and I think the Brooklyn food scene is really great,” Katz said in a statement.
“There are a lot more people who can afford a steak at a restaurant than people who live in Brooklyn.”
The restaurant will be run by Katz and his partner, Michael Schmitz, a former New York chef who specializes in traditional Chinese cooking.
A restaurant that is both vegan and vegetarian?
Katz is all for it.
“If you want to live your life and eat your food with compassion and love and respect and care, I think there’s no place like Brooklyn,” he said.
“If you don’t want to eat your vegetables and your meat, then you should get to a restaurant.”
Katz says the concept will be “very, very different than most other vegan restaurants,” and the restaurant will also be vegan-friendly.
The restaurant is expected to open in September 2019, and it’s not yet clear whether the location will be open 24 hours a day.
(It’s also not yet known if the restaurant is being managed by Katz or SchmitZach.)
The burger will be sold by a chain of restaurants that include the aforementioned, and Katz is expected, in his announcement, to also open an outpost of his own.
The Times report also states that the new restaurant will feature a full menu of vegan and gluten-free options, with the majority of the menu available through the website Veggie Bistro.