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CaliBurger to Open First U.S. Branch in Seattle This Month

It’s coming to the U District the last week in September.

A rendering of the new CaliBurger coming to 4509 University Way.
A rendering of the new CaliBurger coming to 4509 University Way.

It's been three months since Eater brought word that CaliBurger, the international burger chain inspired by the cult California-based In-N-Out Burger, was coming to Seattle to set up one of its first US branches. (Coincidentally, Medford, OR just received its first actual In-N-Out, so if that chain continues north, CaliBurger may have quick competition.) As it turns out, Seattle's new CaliBurger at 4509 University Way in the U District is now set to be the chain's very first outpost in the country, scheduled to open sometime the week of September 28. (Locations in LA and DC should be ready in the coming months.)

CaliBurger debuted in China in 2011 and currently exists in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, with locations operating or under construction in 12 countries. In what the company describes as a "21st century revival of the classic California burger joint," what sets CaliBurger apart are its boozy shakes, beer and wine offerings, Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee (new in the Seattle location), and various tech features: Minecraft and other video games to play on an "interactive video wall," and wireless charging stations.

On the food front, the US menu is slightly different than the international one, but will still revolve around beef and chicken burgers and fries, all under $10. (In addition to what was listed above, drinks will also include virgin handspun milkshakes, Coke products, and iced tea.) This may still shift a bit before opening, but check out the latest food offerings planned for the Seattle branch below:

CaliDouble with Cheese $4.99

Double Hamburger $4.50

Cheeseburger $4.25

Hamburger $3.99

CaliChicken Sandwich $5.99

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Sandwich $6.99

Grilled Cheese $3.99

  • Add Bacon: $1.00
  • Add Cheese: .50c
  • Extra Patty: $1.00


  • Regular $1.99 - CaliStyle $3.75

The 2,500-square-foot Seattle CaliBurger will seat 61 inside and 24 outside. Regular hours are expected to be Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Stay tuned for an update on the exact opening date as it becomes available.

The U District CaliBurger in the making; photo courtesy of CaliBurger