Since we opened we have had lots of requests for a burger. The first menu r&d contained a burger but we were understandably hesitant to commit with our sister company down the block, The Oaks Gourmet, having such a statement for a burger and having garnered so much press and praise. The Oaks burger made Top Ten Burger in L.A twice in a row finally landing at the number 3 spot for 2011. Not #1 but gracious nonetheless. L.A is a burger town and there are lots of 'em so the competition is pretty stiff.
"This is no less a shocker to you than it was to us, but the fact remains: Oaks Gourmet is new in town, but they’ve got the absolute goods. Their dry age burger is not only bountiful, it’s got the gourmet pedigree you’ll be surprised to find at such a small mini-grocery. From the perfect bacon to the arugula and jalapeno/pineapple compote, the new guys are here to make a statement." -LAist
When it came time to finally launch the Franklin Tavern burger it had to be completely different from the Oaks in every possible way. What we are officially launching this Friday, the 11th is a seasoned beef patty topped with caramelized onions, blue cheese, butterleaf lettuce served on a grilled english muffin brushed with a dijon duck fat aioli. Simply known as The English it arrives at your table with a side of truffled fries.