and relocated across the street, a new restaurant, Burger UrWay, has moved into 358 Myrtle Avenue.
It’s been eight months in the making, and a slightly delayed opening, but the neighborhood is buzzing.
“We’ve already had to turn away about 50 customers today because we weren’t ready yet,” said Michaela Khononov, daughter of Burger UrWay’s creator Gregory Khononov and girlfriend of the new franchise’s new owner, Greg Evelkin.
The original Burger UrWay opened in 2009 at 528 Clarkson Avenue and has since spread to seven locations throughout Brooklyn, as well as three outlets in Moscow.
Evelkin said that Khononov is “a Brooklynite who is committed to serving the community high quality food at very affordable prices, as well as creating jobs for locals.”
All of the Burger UrWays are franchises, independently owned by “hard working, ambitious and highly motivated individuals who will strive to serve the community with the highest degree of service to coincide with the high quality of products being offered,” Evelkin said.
“Hot wings!” exclaimed diner Angel as she spotted a favorite dish.
“This is going to be a really good spot. There’s nothing else like this in the neighborhood,” she said.
“There are three churches right near by,” said Pamela, another customer. “This will be a great place to come before the afternoon service.”
Mike Roitmam, a friend of Evelkin, said it's not just about burgers.
“The wings are underrated. They are delicious, a must.”
Decked out with Bronx-native John Conn photographs and 90-year-old antique booths, the restaurant is meant to “feel like the 80s,” according to Khononov who added that it’s a “unique location.”
Indeed, Evelkin “loved the energy of the area,” and is excited for customers to let the food speak for itself.
Burger UrWay not only dishes up certified Angus beef, but also mahi mahi burgers, salmon burgers, tilapia “fish and chip” burgers, and a selection of wings and sauces. The sauces include flavors such as Jamaican jerk, ranch, and Thai, and are made on the spot.
Open seven days a week, the eatery accepts cash and all credit cards.