Wayback Burgers open in Mint Hill

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On Friday, February 1, Wayback Burgers officially opened its doors to Mint Hill!

The “fast casual” burger joint located in the new strip mall between Dunkin’ Donuts and Wendy’s features a variety of classic American fare: burgers, chicken sandwiches, cod, hot dogs, homemade chips, onions rings and chilli cheese fries.  “Our burgers are all 100% beef and never frozen,” says owner Anna White. “Everything is made fresh to order.”

Originally opened in 1991 in Newark Delaware as “Jake’s Hamburgers,” the restaurant that would become the Connecticut-based chain “Wayback Burger” in 2011 began expanding and franchising in the early 2000s.  Wayback Burgers currently has 156 locations operating in 30 different states.

White and her husband, residents of Mint Hill since 2005, are both humbled and proud to bring the food they love to a place they call home.  “ Being a local family, we take pride in serving Mint Hill community,” says White. “We fell in love with the food and decided to bring it home to our town of Mint Hill.  We can not wait to serve our community!”

White is also proud to be bringing new jobs to the town of Mint Hill.  “Open interview were a success,” says White, who hired 17 team members from around 90 applicants.  “All of them have amazing personalities. Our GM Lisa Marie Yount has over a decade of restaurant experience, and we can not wait to lead and help our team grow.”

Wayback Burgers’ counter-service American fare can be enjoyed in the restaurant, on the patio or in your own kitchen.

Wayback Burgers is officially open for business as of February 1, and they have lots of fun activities on the horizon.  In addition to different specials, the restaurant has an app-based loyalty program available for Android and iPhone. “Every time you place an order with an app it collects point that you ll be able to redeem in store or with an app,” says White.  Watch for news of the restaurant’s big grand opening slated for the end of February. Although it’s hard to imagine in the midst of the polar vortex, White herself is looking forward to what summer holds. “It will be amazing to be able to enjoy hand-dipped, real ice cream milkshakes on our big patio that sits 32!” she says.

“We believe in our food quality, our brand and our hospitality,” says White, “and we know we will make an amazing addition to Mint Hill. Come see us, invite friends and family. We would love to meet and serve you!”

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her eight-year-old daughter Hannah and her six-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: marybeth@minthilltimes.com