Get Your Taste Buds Ready: Back Alley Burger Coming to Elmhurst Next Month

Want to get a taste of what's to come? Check out the attached video.

Back Alley Burger is well on its way to opening a new restaurant at St. Charles Road and Route 83, in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken location.

The company opened another location in La Grange, at 13 S. La Grange Road, about a year ago, and business is doing well, according to an article in the Western Springs Doings.

The sign is up at 609 W. St. Charles Road, and the city of Elmhurst awarded the business a liquor license to serve beer and wine on Dec. 5.

Owners Chris and Mary Spagnola of Western Springs are planning for a February opening.

According to the company web site, the menu will include gourmet burgers made from grass-fed beef, turkey and veggie burgers, nitrate-free all-beef hot dogs, hand-dipped shakes and malts, chili and homemade pies. Diners can build their own burger, too, by choosing the type and size of burger, the bun, and toppings, which include atypical items such as apples, fried egg, pastrami and avocado.

describes the decor of that location as having lots of stainless steel and wood, and the Elmhurst location will have that same industrial look.

But the food is the key to the company's success, fresh food, prepared to order with quality ingredients, Spagnola says.

Check out the video of the La Grange location attached to this story to get an idea of what's coming to Elmhurst.

John Sullivan February 06, 2012 at 03:56 PM
They picked a Great location in my opinion. They have some competition from SmashBurgers.
michele February 07, 2012 at 06:09 AM
I read the bios of the owners of back alley burger and you can tell they are dedicated to creating delicious food and keeping customers repeat customers. Ive never tried there food but there menu is short and simple making it way more appealing then smashburgers overloaded menu.
Joy March 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I think its a great location also. Parking is hard enough downtown already. If you go to Smashbirger or Portillos you can go here.
John Sullivan March 03, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Not as good as a Smasburger. Smash has fresher bread, lettice and meat.
Riley September 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
The employee's here are very kind, and the owners are friendly! They go out and talk with the customers to keep them happy. Plus, all the food is made to order. So although it takes a bit longer, it is so worth it!


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