As we near The Burgies in September I figured it might be a good time to start putting some of the people behind my favorite burger places through The Grinder. Charm City Burger Company is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida and well worth the drive from wherever you might be located. It’s got a wide variety of great burgers, fresh cut fries and Blue Bell Ice Cream Shakes. It’s also got Mike Saperstein, the mastermind behind all their burger creations. So without further ado, The Grinder:
BB: So what’s a “must” topping on any burger?
BB: How essential is the grind and blend of beef to a burger’s success?
BB: What’s next on the horizon for Charm City Burger Company?
MS: We are patiently looking for more locations. Our biggest project right now is launching a frozen version of our different burgers: Steak burger, Big fat Greek (lamb & feta), Banh Mi (Asian pork), & Mobster (Italian sausage) for the retail market. These incredible burgers will hit the stores in the next few months. We are also in the process of bottling our Secret Charm Sauce for retail sale. And the last project we have going on is we will be opening a Mexican street food quick service concept in Deerfield Beach by the end of the year.
BB: Any meat shakes on the way?
BB: Who created the characters of Charm City?
MS: The characters were my partner Evan’s idea, but as far as design goes we work together on the general ideas, and forward our vision on to our designer and he draws them up. It is a lot of fun. We think exactly like the artist so it’s a pretty easy process. It helps that he is extremely talented too.
BB: Why isn’t Burger Beast a character, I deserve it don’t you think?