NYC burger chains: Where the out-of-towners came from

NYC burger chains: Where the out-of-towners came from

Burger-loving New Yorkers know that Shake Shack started in Madison Square Park, Bareburger in Astoria and 5 Napkin Burger in Hell’s Kitchen. Take those three heavy hitters and add them to all the independent joints around the city, and it’s hard to believe we ever eat at imported chains… but the fact is, we do. Often.

As we await the arrival of the next one, Wahlburgers, set to head from Boston down to Coney Island this May, let’s take a look at the chains we’ve already adopted– and find out exactly where they came from, anyway.

NINA RUGGIERO