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BurgerFi To Open In Ft. Wayne On Dec. 18

BurgerFi, among the nation’s fastest growing, award-winning gourmet burger concepts, will open its doors for business on Monday, December 18 at 7777 Coldwater Rd. in the Coldwater Place Shopping Center, right off of I-69. Known for delivering the all-natural burger experience in a fast-casual environment, the restaurant has a commitment to quality food that ensures no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives are ever used. In addition to using Angus beef that is humanely raised and sustainably farmed, all recipes are created from natural, fresh ingredients.

Hoosier Foodies franchise group owners and longtime friends, Gavin Hart and Mike Catalogna, are restaurant industry veterans in the Ft. Wayne area. The two believe strongly in the all-natural concept of BurgerFi and plan to expand with various future locations.

“We’re excited to bring the first BurgerFi location to the residents of Ft. Wayne and provide them with a place where they can enjoy our unrivaled better burger offerings in a fun, family dining experience,” said franchisee Mike Catalogna. “We are a fast-casual restaurant for foodies, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan!”

The 3,000-square-foot restaurant has a seating capacity for approximately 72patrons inside their dining room and patio seating for 36. The space also features various eco-friendly elements including:

  • Picnic and four-top tables made from over 700,000 upcycled milk jugs
  • Industrial-style chairs with select red chairs made of 111 upcycled Coca-Cola bottles
  • Wood panel walls made from the most renewable timber available —Number 2 southern pine lumber
  • A 10-ft fan that consumes 88% less energy
  • 100% recycled paper countertops
  • 100% energy efficient LED lighting

The restaurant will serve various regional and local craft beers on tap including Bell’s Beers and 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BurgerFi will offer their chef-driven menu items, including a variety of craft burgers, fresh hand-cut fries and onion rings served with house-made sauces, and its proprietary Veggie Burger. In addition, the Ft. Wayne BurgerFi will serve the restaurant’s newest menu item– the Beyond Burger, a plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like traditional beef. With 20g of plant-based protein, no GMOs, gluten or soy, The Beyond Burger answers the growing mainstream demand for plant-based protein, and delivers on BurgerFi’s commitment to serving sustainable products, with quality ingredients.

The Ft. Wayne location will serve lunch and dinner Monday thru Sunday. For more information, please visit

Hours of operation are:

  • Sunday– Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.