BurgerFi plans major expansion in Tampa

exterior of two fast casual burger restaurants with green logos on the front

BurgerFi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing premium fast-casual concepts and Fast Casual’s 2021 Brand of the Year, just announced the opening of three new restaurants in the Tampa Bay reigon. The grab-and-go burger joint is the perfect lunch spot for residents in the bustling downtown areas of the Sunshine City and the city of Tampa. Its growth in both populated riverfront districts, and growing suburban areas showcases the concepts broad culinary appeal.

The concept made a splash on the 800 block of Central Avenue just over a year ago. Its presence at Sparkman Wharf puts it in good company alongside other concept such as Hampton Chocolate Factory, the forthcoming Noble Rice, and Wich Please!.


Side note: the fantastic art installation “Tampa Fresh Foods” by Lucy Sparrow is now on view just a few blocks away.

To celebrate the occasion, the BurgerFi team is inviting diners to enjoy a free cheeseburger through the restaurant’s app from Jan. 19 through Feb. 1 at The Preserve Marketplace and Sparkman Wharf locations. Now with a total of seven locations in Tampa, BurgerFi continues its aggressive expansion up the Eastern Seaboard.

“As Tampa continues to experience rapid population growth, BurgerFi is making it more convenient for local residents to bite into a juicy all-natural burger,” said Patrick Renna, President of BurgerFi. “BurgerFi is beloved by Floridians and the opening of these new locations is proof of our company’s commitment to providing the best burger experience across the state and the entire nation.”


a photo of two cheeseburgers on a tray with a said and French fries
Photo via BurgerFi

BurgerFi aims to serve more spots in the Tampa Bay region

Here’s a quick glimpse at BurgerFi’s growth in the region:

  • BurgerFi at Sparkman Wharf: Positioned in Tampa’s downtown waterfront, just a short walk from the Amalie Arena (home of the Tampa Bay Lightning), the 1,650 square-foot restaurant opened in December 2021. 615 Channelside Dr., Suite 115A, Tampa, FL 33602
  • BurgerFi at The Preserve Marketplace: Located in one of Tampa’s most desirable suburbs, the 2,030 square-foot restaurant opened in December 2021. 16120 Preserve Marketplace Blvd, Odessa, FL
  • BurgerFi at Westchase Village Square: Benefiting the residents and visitors of one of Tampa’s most desirable communities, the 2,050 square-foot establishment will open its doors in Q1. 10617 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL

The new restaurants are open seven days a week from 11am-10pm and offer online ordering via the BurgerFi app or its website for pickup or delivery. BurgerFi serves 100% All-Natural Angus Beef, crispy fresh-cut fries and beer-battered onion rings, which are proudly hand-cut with house made sauces. Other favorites include a chef-crafted VegeFi (a spin on a veggie burger), CEO Burger made with Premium American Wagyu Beef, Chicken, frozen custard, and local craft beer and wine. 

The Award-Winning Better Burger Brand was named Fast Casual’s #1 Brand of the year for 2021 in the “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, and the top fast casual better burger chain in USA Today’s “10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards” for 2021. The company is also committed to sustainability and has designed the restaurants to be eco-friendly with chairs that were made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles, 100% energy-efficient LED lighting and Number 2 pine lumber wood-paneled walls.

What to read next:

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Noble Rice, a modern Japanese restaurant, opening soon in Sparkman Wharf

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