Portland's Little Big Burger To Open First San Diego Location In El Cajon With More On The Way

October 26, 2017

Popular Portland-based burger chain, Little Big Burger, is in the process of a large expansion that includes multiple San Diego outlets, with the first being installed at 949 Parkway Plaza in El Cajon.

Founded in 2010 by Katie Poppe and Micah Camden - who also founded Boxer Ramen, Son of a Biscuit, and Blue Star Donuts - Little Big Burgers was sold to Chanticleer Holdings in 2015, a company which also owns franchises like Hooters and American Burger Co. Little Big Burgers offers a no-nonsense, In-N-Out-style menu of mini-burgers made with natural and high end ingredients like Cascade Natural beef patties and Tillamook cheeses, as well as a few other offerings like truffle fries, root beer floats, and even beer & wine. Like the popular California burger chain that Little Big seems to mimic, the company also offers a "secret" menu that allows for the addition of items like bacon, grilled jalapeƱos, and protein-style lettuce wrapped burgers.

The first San Diego location of Little Big Burgers will head into the Parkway Plaza shopping center in El Cajon that currently houses a Regal Cinemas, Walmart, Five Guys, Macy's and more, with an anticipated late 2017/early 2018 opening. The fast-casual chain of burger eateries is currently expanding throughout Seattle, WA and Charlotte, NC, with a minimum eight location Southern California deal in the works, so more San Diego outposts may be coming soon, likely to head into similar large-scale retail destinations like Fashion Valley, Liberty Station, and Westfield UTC.

For more information on Little Big Burger, visit littlebigburger.com