Joseph Mahon’s Burger Parlor Expands to Old Towne Orange
Family-Owned Concept Adds New Outpost
From one college town to another, after just three years of immense popularity in downtown Fullerton, Burger Parlor is carving out a second home in the Orange Circle, a stone’s throw from Chapman University. As the locale’s first burger-driven concept, the eclectic and discerning neighborhood will be eager to queue up for good, old-fashioned eats.
“I can’t imagine an easier decision than opening up in the Orange Circle,” said owner Joseph Mahon. “As an Orange County native, I’ve always loved this area; the history of Old Towne Orange and the people who call it home is amazing.”
Located at 149 North Glassell, it is replacing 149 Sports Bar and Grill. The OTO location will continue Chef Mahon’s mission of “disrupting the burger marketplace” and changing the way people think about “fast food.”
Antibiotic and hormone-free Nebraskan beef ground on-site, buns baked fresh daily, fries and onion rings made-to-order, house-made sauces, and shakes made with Burger Parlor’s own scratch-made ice cream are all details that guests have come to know and love at Burger Parlor Fullerton. The Old Towne Orange location will continue with all of these unique details that have made its predecessor so popular, as well as incorporate an increased 24 rotating beer taps (10 devoted to Orange County craft breweries), and the same great service the original is known for.
“Our purpose is to add value to the community through our food quality, especially our with our specially-sourced Nebraskan beef, customer-centric service and involvement with the immediate community.”
Burger Parlor takes pride in supporting the causes most important to its community’s hearts. In the past, the business has supported Fullerton’s education initiatives, music appreciation events, and children’s programs. Their commitment to the city of Orange will be no different.
About Burger Parlor
The first pop-up concept to go brick and mortar, Burger Parlor was inspired by chef and owner Joseph Mahon’s burger-focused events at Michelin star restaurant Bastide where he started a “Burger Mondays” menu that gained popularity every week. After relocating to Orange County, he launched the Burger Parlor pop-up in the evenings at Rialto Cafe, where they focused more on breakfast and lunch. He put his fine dining skills to work with a menu of hormone-free burgers made with premium ingredients.
Burger Parlor’s 2011 pop-up was greeted with rave reviews and lines stretching out the door. Two years later, Chef Joseph answered the demand with his own free-standing eatery. Since then, Burger Parlor has been featured as one of “Orange County’s 11 Best Burgers” by Thrillist.com, and Fullerton’s “#1 Essential Restaurant” By OC Weekly, as well as one of Orange Coast Magazine’s “Top 25 Things To Eat in OC”.
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