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Openings Mon Sep 08 2008

A New Burger in Town

Today is the grand opening of Counter Burger, a create-your-own burger joint (part of a California-based chain) on Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park. Diners get to choose their protein (beef, turkey, chicken and veggie patties), then pile on toppings, cheese, sauce and a bun--or for carbophobes, no bun. Company lore says these choices add up to 312,120+ different options. And, unlike lots of other casual-dining chains, Counter Burger has a full bar.

Of course, plenty of burger options (beef, chicken, turkey, veggie and fish, even) have been on offer just down the street at Dukes. This friendly, loungey space shouldn't be overlooked; the burgers are actually a few dollars cheaper at Dukes. But only Counter Burger has been mentioned on Oprah.

Counter Burger, 666 W. Diversey Pkwy
Dukes, 2616 N. Clark St.

Hillary / September 9, 2008 10:31 AM

I think this is actually a great idea. It's like stir fry bars but with burgers. I would love to check this out (and even Duke's, I'm not picky).

RK / September 9, 2008 1:12 PM

The North side of Diversey is Lakeview not Lincoln Park...Counter is on the North Side of Diversey...I hate to be nit-picky but their are more neighborhoods than just Lincoln and Wicker Park here in Chicago...and their is no such thing as Wriggleyville or the new yuppy branded SoNo--they are simply marketing gimmicks. Come on...SoNo??? Give me a break!

Andrew / September 9, 2008 2:00 PM

What the hell is SoNo? I've never even heard of it.

But seriously, it's a meaningless distinction whether Counter is on the north or south side of the street -- we're not talking about a state border here. Even if it's the official border between the two neighborhoods, most people probably associate Diversey more with Lincoln Park than Lakeview.

Apres Ski / September 13, 2008 11:38 AM

Does anyone have a map?

ROTFLOL!!

Anon / September 15, 2008 1:39 PM

What's the difference between this place and Fudruckers?

Hugh Jass / September 21, 2008 6:05 PM

What's the difference between this place and Fudruckers?


Hopefully, they wash their hands after they clean the tables

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