Expansion Mode

Portland's Little Big Burger Lands at 12th and Pike

This will be the burger chainlet's biggest location yet.

By Allecia Vermillion February 27, 2017

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The house ketchup has its own fan base. Photo via Little Big Burger's Facebook page.

Little Big Burger, the popular burger chain founded in Portland, has another Seattle location in the works. No surprise, it's on Capitol Hill, and in pretty much the epicenter of our town's dining culture: The new Beryl apartment building going up on the northeast corner of 12th and Pike.

This outpost will be about 2,500 square feet, the largest Little Big Burger location to date; Adrian Oca, the company's operations director, says he anticipates this being the flagship in Seattle.

Little Big Burger was founded by Portland fast-casual savant Micah Camden, the guy behind Blue Star Donuts. He and his partner sold Little Big Burger to Chanticleer Holdings in 2015. The new owners are planning a slate of locations in Seattle. They've been scouting Capitol Hill from the beginning, but ended up signing a lease in Green Lake Village this past summer. Oca says both the Greenlake and Capitol Hill Little Big Burgers should open later this spring. Like their Portland predecessors, Seattle's Little Big Burgers will be all about truffle fries, tall but slender burgers made with a quarter pound of Cascade Natural beef, cans of beer—and let's not forget the root beer floats made with Tillamook ice cream.

This stretch of 12th Avenue will enjoy some serious burger density: Little Big Burger will be just down the street from the newest Katsu Burger location.

The company's nowhere near done with Seattle. Plans call for as many as 10 locations around the area, and Oca says more announcements are imminent.

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