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Local Fast Food Favorite Katsu Burger Reveals Its New Location in Kent

Plus, Cookie’s Country Chicken revs up its food truck in Seabrook, and a pizza franchise with Indian flavors plans a Capitol Hill outpost

A giant fried patty burger stuffed with toppings such as shredded lettuce, with the Katsu Burger logo in the background against a white backdrop.
Katsu Burger now has nine locations in the Puget Sound region.
Katsu Burger

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Local Fast Food Favorite Katsu Burger Reveals Its New Location in Kent

Katsu Burger is expanding once again. The local Japanese fried patty franchise recently debuted its new restaurant in Kent at 6621 S 211th Street, the ninth location in the Puget Sound region and second south of Seattle proper, following an outpost in Federal Way. Katsu Burger began as a small Georgetown restaurant in 2011, but continues to grow, building a reputation for decadent offerings such as the Mt. Fuji — a burger stuffed with three katsu patties (chicken, beef, and pork), and topped with egg, bacon, cheese, wasabi mayo, and tonkatsu sauce. All the usual items are on offer at the new place, which is still ramping up service before a grand opening soon. The dining room is similar to the other location, with the notable addition of an eye-catching mural of Godzilla eating a burger and fighting a samurai robot in front of the Seattle skyline and Mount Rainier. Current hours are Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cookie’s Country Chicken Debuts Seabrook Food Truck

After building up buzz for its excellent fried birds in Seattle, popular pop-up Cookie’s Country Chicken has made a trip out to the beach. The operation from chef Brian Chandler recently debuted a new food truck right in the center of Seabrook, Washington, which will be open Wednesdays through Sundays for the rest of the year. The fried chicken at Cookie’s involves a well-timed dredge and precise temperature checks, served on sandwiches, solo, or in tender form. Among the menu items at the food trucks are those main favorites, along with sides such as sweet and spicy collard greens, mac and cheese, and beer-battered fries. The truck will also serve picnic packs for the beach, and takeaway family meals. Fans of Seattle’s pop-up should have no fear: It will continue its current residency at Quality Athletics in the Stadium District as well.

Pizza Franchise Specializing in Indian Flavors Plans Capitol Hill Spot

According to Capitol Hill Seattle, Pizza Twist — a Chicago-based pizza chain with more than 50 locations across the U.S. that highlight Indian flavors and ingredients — is on the way to 213 Broadway E, taking over the location previously occupied by Ammi’s Pakwan and New India Express. The franchise’s website touts a variety of different pies influenced by classic Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken, palak paneer, and tikka masala. There are also appetizers like pakoras, naan breadsticks, and samosas on offer. It’s unclear when the outpost will open, but when it debuts it will be the third in the region, following locations in Lynnwood and Kent.

Katsu Burger

12700 Southeast 38th Street, , WA 98006 (425) 971-7228 Visit Website

Cookie's Country Chicken

121 South King Street, , WA 98134 (206) 707-5956 Visit Website