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 in early 2018 and another entering Mission Valley’s Park Valley Shopping Center.

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 jalapeños, 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 early 2018 opening. The second will enter the space where Capriotti's Sandwich Shop once was within Mission Valley’s Park Valley Shopping Center, whose tenants include Best Buy and Saks Off 5th, anticipated to debut in Spring 2018. 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