A few phone calls to BuiltBurger last week were met with hesitant “no comment” responses, but today the Pioneer Square burger joint sent out an email confirming the sad news: BuiltBurger is closing. According to the email from owners David and Rebecca Makuen, “We are re-locating to the East Coast to start a new chapter. We have decided to ‘pause’ the BuiltBurger brand.”
The final burgers will be sold on Friday, December 2. BuiltBurger began as a patty wholesaler and opened its Pioneer Square shop in late 2010. The big draw: fixings ground right into the meat, as well as some tasty potato beignets. Make your way there this week to bid a sad adieu to its decadent wares.