All Shake Shack and In-N-Out disputes aside, a local burger king — but not Burger King, folks, keep up — is about to open its first two locations in Denver.
Boulder-based Snarfburger will bring the beef patties, fried bologna sandwiches and “frings” (a mixed bag of fries and onion rings) first to Federal Boulevard and then to Capitol Hill, starting this summer.
Both Denver Snarfburger locations are opening next door to Snarf’s sandwich stores. Snarf’s on Federal Boulevard is the latest of that chain and the 16th in the state. It opens on Monday, May 6.
But the burger brand is what we’re here to discuss. It’s a retro joint with single and double patty options, or else hot dogs or pork chops sandwiched between two buns.
Your standard Snarfburger already comes with cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, pickles, mustard, lettuce and hot sauce. But add-ons range from avocado on the trendy end to giardiniera (for Chicagoans).
In addition to the sides — French fries, onion rings and that forward-thinking fring combo — there are frozen custards, concretes and milkshakes for dessert. Everything on the menu is priced between $1.95 and $6.25.
The first Snarfburger opened in 2013 in Boulder in the former home of Daddy Bruce’s Bar-B-Que. It was followed by a Lafayette location that lasted until 2015. Founder Jimmy “Snarf” Seidel started Snarf’s Sandwiches 23 years ago this June.
Snarfburger’s first Denver locations will open by the end of the year at 2535 Federal Blvd. and 1001 E. 11th Ave. Check the website for menus and more information.