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Portland’s Popular Little Big Burger Debuts Its First Seattle Restaurant

The Oregon chain opened in Wallingford last week and has two more Seattle restaurants in the works

Little Big Burger opened its first Seattle location in Wallingford.
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All eyes have been on the new Shake Shack lately, but it’s not the only popular burger chain that expanded to Seattle last week: Portland-born Little Big Burger has finally made a northern migration with the opening of its Wallingford restaurant, the first of several awaited Seattle expansions. The company serves fast-casual burgers, truffle fries, sodas, and floats that have drawn a following in Oregon and beyond.

The Little Big Burger at 1329 N 45th St, Ste 109 is the first of three Seattle restaurants in the works, including in Capitol Hill and Green Lake, though a total of 10 have been planned for the Seattle area. Today, as a grand opening gesture, Little Big Burger is giving away free burgers from 11 a.m. until supplies run out.

The Seattle expansion hasn’t been without its challenges, particularly for the Green Lake restaurant, which was originally supposed to be the first to open here but ended up with a notice to vacate due to unpaid rent. The company eventually resolved the problem and said it’s still planning to open at that location.

Little Big Burger prides itself on high-quality burgers with regionally sourced ingredients, like Cascade Farms beef from Washington, local brioche buns, Tillamook cheese, and Camden’s Catsup. The company was founded in Portland in 2010 and has 12 Oregon locations, plus a presence in Austin, San Diego, and Charlotte.

Little Big Burger - Wallingford

1329 N 45th St, Ste 109, Seattle, WA

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