The first three of ten Seattle outposts of popular Portland-based Little Big Burger — which prides itself on high-quality hamburgers made with regionally sourced ingredients like Cascade Natural beef, local brioche buns, Tillamook cheese, and Camden’s Catsup — are opening in Green Lake, Capitol Hill, and, most recently spotted, Wallingford. There’s no clear opening timeline for any of the locations, though.
The latest to appear, the Wallingford outpost, is in the works at the base of the Smith & Burns building on 45th and Interlake Ave. N., according to Wallyhood. Before that, Little Big Burger started working on a venue in the Beryl building at 12th and Pike on Capitol Hill, Seattle Met wrote. That one is set to be the chain’s biggest yet, Seattle’s flagship at 2,500 square feet. It was originally announced for a spring opening, but the doors remain locked.
And finally, the news came back in September, nearly a year ago, that Green Lake would house a branch of the burger chain, but that location also remains unfinished.
Along with the full-court burger press in effect lately (including the likes of Wallyburger and the upcoming vegetarian ‘Table), Oregon-based chains are trending in Seattle, too. Portland’s Sizzle Pie led the charge when it opened in Capitol Hill last spring, Salt and Straw is bringing its famous ice cream to at least two stores in town, and vegan chain Next Level Burger, which started in Bend, launched last week in Roosevelt.