ED TRETTER, partner
JEFFREY MASLANKA, chef/partner
- George K., yelp.com
- Jamie F., yelp.com
67BURGER is a burger joint. It's a burger joint with heart. And finesse. It's also a place where you can get unpretentious, perfectly-cooked food, made with the best ingredients, at a reasonable price, time after time. We pride ourselves on it.
67BURGER wants you to be happy. Making you happy makes us happy.
So, we make sure our menu has plenty of options. Want a burger? Easy. We offer thirteen artfully crafted styles of burger. Each one is made with grass-fed, grain-finished, all natural beef from farms who are committed to responsibly-raising their meat. ground fresh daily and grilled to desired temp. (Jeff has one everyday.)
But, maybe that's not what you want. Maybe you like designing your own burger, maybe you pride yourself on being a burger artiste. So, we have eight different kinds of cheese and 18 other toppings all at your disposal because you know how to design your perfect burger.
Not in the mood for a burger? Maybe you're a vegetarian?
There's CHICKEN. And TURKEY. And TOFU. And VEGGIE PATTIES. All available with the same toppings as the burgers, all there to make you happy. Seriously.
We have SALADS. Fresh, crisp, and healthy salads that are tasty, satisfying and not even remotely an afterthought. Yes, we're a burger place, but (not sure if we mentioned this earlier), we just want you to be happy. So, if you want a salad, we're going to make you a salad. And, we're going to make sure it's delicious. (Ed eats these all the time.)
The easiest way to make you happy?
Probably MILKSHAKES. We even figured out a way to put beer in ours.
Result? Smiles abound.
ED was building a restaurant and needed a chef. JEFF was a chef looking to open a restaurant. Total strangers who shared a dream of the transcendent burger. They agreed to work together for a year.
After five months, they had a state of the union and decided no one was going anywhere. After five years, they have opened three restaurants together, two 67BURGERs and Black Shack in Manhattan. Jeff gets to do burger things, and Ed doesn't have to worry about the state of his kitchen.
Ed's favorite thing about Jeff?
His loyalty. (Jeff freely admits, "I'm like a black lab").
Jeff's least favorite thing about owning a restaurant?
"My mom won't cook for me anymore."
The result? Good guys who make delicious burgers. Every time.