Israeli burger chain opening in Columbia next week offers more than beef

A new chain specializing in mini-burgers will open its Columbia location next week.

BurgerIM, an Israel-based gourmet burger chain, will open Tuesday off of Killian Road. The restaurant at 1033 Roberts Branch Parkway will be the chain’s only South Carolina location, the company said in a news release.

BurgerIM — the end rhymes with “team,” and is the Hebrew plural for “burgers” — first opened in Tel Aviv in 2011, and had opened 168 locations around the world by 2016, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The chain is known for its chef-inspired 3-ounce burgers and wide variety of patty options, including beef, lamb, salmon, turkey, chicken, falafel and plant-based burgers.

If burgers aren’t your thing, they will also have chicken wings and strips on offer. Craft beer will share counter space with a milkshake bar, BurgerIM says.

The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A grand opening is planned for November.

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Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.