Burger Republic focuses on burgers (Certified Angus Beef), milkshakes (hand-scooped and spun) and a roster of draft beers (mostly American, and mostly craft brews).
It's the brainchild of Drew Jackman — a Berklee College of Music grad who worked in bars in Boston, then joined Capital Restaurant Concepts in Washington, D.C., (Georgia Brown’s, Old Glory Bar-B-Que) before embarking on a corporate career at Logan’s Roadhouse and O’Charley’s.
In fact, Jackman’s partner in Burger Republic is Jeff Warne, the former CEO of O’Charley’s who now leads the Perkins chain.
Jackman said that with all due respect to corporate chains, Burger Republic isn’t one. “My heart is 100 percent in independent local restaurants,” he said.
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