Kim Kardashian’s Bestie JC Opens A Burger Joint!By Chanel Omari | February 24, 2015 | Food Fashion Style
During this cold bitter winter in New York, what better way to enjoy it than eating a burger and sipping on a milkshake with Mr. Jonathan Cheban himself? ThatΓÇÖs right, you heard it here first!
Some of you might know him as reality queen TV star Kim KardashianΓÇÖs BFF and others might know him as a global PR guru, but Jonathan is more than that. The creator and founder of the life and style website The Dishh, is a business savvy entrepreneurial genius who has a real passion for food. The Russian hottie opened Burger Bandit yesterday, and he hopes it┬á will turn into a global franchise!
Cheban envisions Burger Bandit as a faster, cheaper version of Shake Shack, and wants it to be a place that gets ordinary customers from “the street,” such as local high school kids. ΓÇ£Manhattan is too critical and can be too commercial, Cheban told us. ΓÇ£I really like that small hometown feeling because I myself grew up in a small town in New Jersey,ΓÇ¥ clarifies Cheban in why he picked Long Island as his first location.
The restaurant is ΓÇ£a combination of the perfect burger, perfect fries and the perfect toasted marshmallow shake,ΓÇ¥ said Cheban, ΓÇ£It has a lot of my influence,ΓÇ¥ The burgers are a unique hybrid: At a little over 2 oz., the custom made burger mix are bigger than a slider but smaller than a burger. The ΓÇ£banditsΓÇ¥ are served on potato buns with a secret sauce.
You might be wondering what the difference is between this burger joint and others? ΓÇ£There are too many fancy burgers out there and I like my burgers plain and simple like I like my pizza,ΓÇ¥ stressed Cheban.
I couldnΓÇÖt agree with him more! Simple, affordable and good quality is the DivaGalΓÇÖs motto. Ladies, the menu even includes a selection of beer and wine! Can it get any better than this? The restaurantΓÇÖs decor is lively, modern, chic and down to earth, which equates to the ownerΓÇÖs personal fashion style.
Cheban cooked me a delicious veggie burger while he dished with me on his two favorite designers during fashion week 2015; Dennis Basso and of course, his BFF’s hubby Kanye West, which had the cr├¿me de la crop of guest list including Rihanna, Jay Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Drake and Diddy.
Besides having Kim Kardashian at his burger joint who plans on visiting it in the next few weeks with her family, ChebanΓÇÖs other A- list dream celebrity would be Jennifer Lopez eating at Burger Bandit in JLO style.
There you have it, Divalicious readers, make sure to check out the fast and casual Burger Bandit! ItΓÇÖs worth the trip from any borough you are coming from in the city and/or on the island. DonΓÇÖt forget to follow @jonathancheban and #burgerbandit.
Until next time.