Where Farm Burger Meets BerkeleyDecatur Metro | April 10, 2014 | 10:09 am
Tomorrow’s News Today reports that Decatur’s Farm Burger – who already has outposts is Buckhead, Dunwoody and Asheville, NC – will open its fifth location in West Berkeley, California.
The Farm Burger will open in a renovated and renamed shopping center anchored by a relatively new Whole Foods Market as well as upcoming Road Runner Sports. Formerly known as Gilman Village, the center’s new name is Gilman Crossings and features a number of new tenants and center enhancements.Jason Mann is a 2000 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, and had been living in San Diego for over a year. Mann was a founding partner of Farm 255 (in Athens) which in turn sprouted the first Farm Burger in Decatur. With many of the founding partners involved in other endeavors, Farm 255 closed last year, after eight years in business. Seizing the opportunity to open an outpost of Farm Burger in an area that Mann is not only familiar with, but also credits with growing him as a farmer and restaurateur, the pieces came together for a Farm Burger in Berkeley.