Top Brgr, the new burger joint we told you back in March was coming to 2267 Emmons Avenue, officially began welcoming customers and serving up delicious dead cows this past Friday.
With dozens of tables arranged outdoors, balloons lining the block, and an interior that was packed with prospective clientele and hustling employees, it looked like owners Steve Rakhmanov and Ron Raykin were having a successful first day – though they barely had time to talk to us.
Rakhmanov and Raykin are both Sheepshead Bay raised, and Raykin also co-owns OPM Lounge at 32o2 Emmons Avenue.
We had only one question for the duo: what do you think of these local-yokels who say the area needs a Five Guys Burgers And Fries? The answer? We’re classier than that.
“[Top Brgr is] better quality food. You could say we’re an upscale Five Guys,” Raykin said. “The class of people in this area is more in a Top Brgr range than a Five Guys range.”
I’m not one to judge classiness, but I will say this: Top Brgr offers caviar as a burger topping. Five Guys, you’re starting to look like the Old Navy of the burger industry.