A North Shore restaurant pursuing a second location could bring its specialty burgers within Boston city limits. The owner of A&B Burgers in Beverly is working to finalize a lease for a space within Boston proper, and if all goes as planned, he will begin construction on the second space soon.
This is not the first time A&B has explored expansion plans: The restaurant previously pursued a second location in Amesbury, which did not come to pass. Owner Tom Holland confirmed the current Boston proper expansion plan to Eater but declined to give an address at this point, noting that everything is tentative as lease negotiations continue for the space.
“I decided last winter to pull the plug on the Amesbury deal as I just didn’t see the long-term benefit for the company’s growth,” Holland told Eater. “Instead, we began our search for the right location in the city for our second spot.”
He has signed a letter of intent for the mystery Boston location and will be prepared to start construction as soon as the deal is finalized, possibly within the next few weeks.
A&B Burgers first opened in a former jail space in Salem in 2013 (that space now houses Bit Bar) before moving to its current spot in Beverly (206 Cabot St.) in 2015. The full-service restaurant offers specialty burgers with a range of toppings, fries, adult milkshakes, and lots more, not to mention an extensive tequila list.
Stay tuned for details on the progress of A&B’s Boston expansion.
• A&B Burgers Coverage on Eater [EBOS]