Wayback Burgers, one of the nation’s fastest-growing burger franchises, has signed a lease for its newest restaurant, located at 17 Hampton House Road in Newton.
It will be the fourth Wayback Burgers location in New Jersey and the first restaurant owned and operated by franchisees Wahab and Laila Abbasi.
The new location is projected to add 30 jobs to the local economy and is expected to open in the spring.
“We are pleased to continue the expansion of Wayback Burgers in New Jersey with the lease signing of our Newton restaurant,” said Patrick Conlin, company president.
“With operations in 35 states and new restaurants extending our footprint nationwide, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Wayback Burgers family. We look forward to working with husband-and-wife duo, Wahab and Laila Abbasi, as we continue to expand our presence throughout the state of New Jersey.”
Wayback Burgers offers a variety of made-to-order burgers available as a single patty or classic double patties. The “Cheeeesy” comes with four slices of melted American cheese and two beef patties sandwiched between an inverted, grilled and buttered bun.
Going “way” beyond the burger, Wayback Burgers also offers cheesesteaks, crispy and grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, Impossible Burgers, chicken tenders, fresh salads and sides, including fries, tater tots, onion rings, and mac and cheese bites. The restaurant also sells hand-dipped milkshakes, crafted to order with Blue Bunny ice cream and milk.
“When deciding a franchise family to join, Wayback Burgers was an obvious choice to Laila and I - mainly because of its core values, family-oriented environment and classic nostalgic feel,” said Wahab Abbasi.
“We look forward to sharing delicious menu items, especially our personal favorites, the Double Bacon burger, the Classic burger and the refreshing strawberry milkshake, along with the full Wayback Burgers dining experience to the Newton community soon.”
The 2,076 square-foot Wayback Burgers of Newton will have a modernized kitchen visible through glass windows and a pass-through, so guests may see their food as it is prepared.
There will be a variety of seating options, including upholstered banquettes, booths, and floating and community tables.