Gordon Ramsay Burger coming to Chicago

Gordon Ramsay Burger coming to Chicago
Gordan Ramsay

“I absolutely love Chicago and consider it one of the best food cities in the world’…Gordon Ramsay

Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay has chosen Chicago for his third location for Gordon Ramsay Burger. The upscale Burger emporium is expected to open, in the former Wahlburgers space at 2 E Ontario St in River North, late this year or early in 2022.

Known for his highly acclaimed restaurants, cookbooks, television shows along with his fiery temper and liberal use of the F word, Ramsey has made a name for himself throughout the culinary world.

Chicago loves its burgers

Chicago is a competitive landscape for burgers with standouts including Au Cheval, Kuma’s and the Loyalist along with neighborhood favorites and chains.

Hamburger Hop. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

For over a decade Chicago Gourmet has hosted Hamburger Hop every September on the Harris Theatre rooftop.

The competition typically features 15 of Chicago’s best chefs putting their culinary skills to the test in an attempt to win the title of Chicago’s Top Burger.

Over more than a decade restaurants from the likes of NoMI, LUXBAR, , Quartinos, Gene & Georgetti’s and The Girl & The Goat have competed. A showcase of Chicago’s top chefs have thrown their hats into the grueling competition including John Hogan, Stephanie Izard & Kevin Hickey–to name a few.

About the burgers

How will the Ramsey burger fare in Chicago? The success of his London and Las Vegas locations may tell the story.

But then again Chicago is a tough market.

Ramsay’s signature burger is simple. It is made with a 15/85 meat to fat ratio using chuck and brisket. He seasons his burgers liberally with salt, cracked black pepper and garlic.

The showstopper is…

BUTTER.

Tons of butter.

  • grated into the meat
  • basted on the top and bottom of the burger
  • on the bun (both inside and out)

It is big (but it’s not a whopper)

Ramsay’s burgers are tall–measuring 1 inch high. They are 4 inches across.

On the menu

According to the press release, “The full-service restaurant will offer stunningly crafted burgers basted with butter, fries, sauces from scratch and delicious milkshakes – all made with the finest ingredients.

From traditional to unique burger preparations, there will be the perfect burger for every taste palate. A standout menu item is the Hell’s Kitchen Burger served with asadero cheese, roasted jalapeños, avocado, roasted tomatoes and house-made jalapeño aioli.”  

Inside

The over 5,000 square-foot burger emporium will include an island bar and seating for 120. The space will feature a re-interpretation of brick and beam loft design creating a rustic warmth throughout. Seating will include bench style booths and chairs.

 The perfect burger 

About Gordon Ramsay North America

Key brands include: Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza, Gordon Ramsay Steak and Hell’s Kitchen.  In addition to the Gordon Ramsay North America restaurants, there are 25 international restaurants in the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants portfolio worldwide, where Gordon Ramsay holds a total of 7 Michelin stars.   

For more information, please visit www.gordonramsay.com 

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