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OnlyBurger opens American Tobacco location

Posted October 7, 2014

A double with bacon, cheese and egg from Only Burger in Durham.

— The popular food truck OnlyBurger has officially opened its second brick-and-mortar location in Durham.

The new 1,850 square-foot location is at 359 Blackwell St., at the American Tobacco Campus.

“We are thrilled to be in downtown Durham. The energy is electric and we are so excited to be a part of it. We really wanted to surprise and impress everyone with our new space and we think we have accomplished that. We look forward to serving our award-winning burgers and fries to everyone working, playing and living Downtown," OnlyBurger owner Brian Bottger said in a press release. 

OnlyBurger's food truck hit the street in 2008. Two years later, owners opened the first OnlyBurger restaurant at 3710 Shannon Road in Durham. The ATC location is twice the size of the first one. 

The ATC location has the same menu as the Shannon Road location. In the coming weeks, locally brewed draft beers and Aviator Root Beer will be available, as well as hand-scooped old-fashioned milkshakes made with Homeland Creamery Ice Cream. 

Both Only Burger locations are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. 


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  • Dave Roth Oct 8, 2014
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    OnlyBurger has always done a great job; first with the truck and then with the Shannon Road restaurant. Everyone in my family can agree on OnlyBurger, and we look forward to patronizing their new location too.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 8, 2014

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    It's like most other cities, if you know where you shouldn't be you'll be fine. Don't miss out.

  • PowderedToastMan Oct 8, 2014

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    Yeah, it's a happening place - for crime

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 8, 2014

    Only burger is good but I'd still place them below five guys. The best Burger I've ever had was ironically at an Irish pub, James Joyce at Brightleaf.

  • Brandy Lee Oct 8, 2014
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    Why not, the point is to look homemade which is often messy and overflowing with toppings, not some picture perfect ad like the other fast food joints but only to get something very different when you get there. Pic looks YUMMY

  • Cabe Merritt Oct 8, 2014
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    Yes, Durham is a happening place! It's just that it's crime thats happening!

  • SomewhereLeftOfRTP Oct 7, 2014

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    Of course nobody wants to go there any more! It's too crowded.

  • DurhamDevil Oct 7, 2014

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    Durham is a happening place, whether or not you come for a visit.

    On second thought, just stay where you are, Hans...

  • mafiamic Oct 7, 2014

    Ate at the Shannon location a couple years.It reminded me of the early stages of 5 Guys when all they had was 3 shacks around the DC area and they were great,yes 5 guys is still good but they are becoming the new big fast food on every corner.
    But I did enjoy only burger and will go again many times.

  • Ishitonthewralcorncobdesk Oct 7, 2014

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    Tis okay. I'm sure this won't affect those Golden Arches in the Clayton Wallyworld.
    Those who can afford something nicer will enjoy.