RICHMOND, Va. – Carytown Burgers & Fries is looking to supersize.
Michael Barber, owner of the popular West Cary Street burger joint said he plans to open a Carytown Burgers & Fries Catering and Cafe at 5404 Lakeside Ave. next month and has a West End location planned for November.
Adding more locations has always been a goal for Barber, and next year he plans to look into franchising the brand.
“The only reason I waited so long is I wanted to make sure we were ready,” said Barber, who started the brand 15 years ago. “Out in the real world, you have to make a lot more people happy and there are a lot more critics.”
The 1,000-square-foot Lakeside location will be about twice the size of the burger spot’s original storefront at 3500 ½ W. Cary St.
Barber would not say where the West End location will be but did say he is in the process of finalizing a lease for a location that is at least 2,500 square feet.
“It’s near Short Pump Town Center is all I can say,” Barber said.