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Vail's Larkburger Opens in Boulder

Simple, Yet Delectable, Larkburger Restaurant Opens March 20, 2009 on 2525 Arapahoe Avenue at 28th Street
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Edwards, Colo. –March 13, 2009–

Larkburger™, the Vail Valley based quick-gourmet burger establishment, is set to open its Boulder location in March 20, 2009 on 2525 Arapahoe Avenue at 28th, maintaining its steadfast commitment to quality, health and the environment.

Larkburger’s immediate success in Edwards, following a December 2006 opening, is attributed to its meticulous focus on the perfection of its burger, spawned by Thomas Salamunovich, renowned Chef and Owner of Larkspur Restaurant, a fine dining institution located in Vail. The original “Larkburger,” an item on Larkspur’s gourmet menu, quickly attained a cult following and won numerous “Best Burger” awards. Born from its popularity, Salamunovich and business partner Adam Baker, began to cultivate the vision of the quick-food eatery.

“Larkburger is my vision for the perfect burger experience,” said Salamunovich. “Every single element of the menu has been carefully selected for both flavor and presentation – then meticulously prepared in a kitchen that operates with as much care and attention to detail as a fine dining restaurant.”

Larkburger’s short-menu includes its 100% Cattlemen’s Selection Black Angus ground beef, turkey, tuna and portabella mushroom burgers, Breyers chocolate and vanilla shakes, and the ever-popular truffle and parmesan hand-cut fries. While fast food is not a new concept, quick-gourmet dining, certainly is. Although time is of essence for many customers, quality will not be compromised.

“Each Black Angus burger is grilled to perfection with a juicy, medium center, and then artistically composed with sharp Tillamook cheddar, leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and a homemade Larkburger Dijon sauce or truffle aioli on a perfectly toasted, crusty bun or wrapped in lettuce,” explained Salamunovich.

A healthy, gourmet meal doesn’t have to break the budget, though. Competitively priced, a meal at Larkburger, including a burger, a side of fries, soybeans or a salad, and a drink costs just $10.

Keeping it Natural

Larkburger is dedicated to Keeping it Natural, minimizing its environmental impact while maximizing gastronomic pleasure. Driven by an eco-friendly philosophy and health-consciousness, Larkburger’s restaurant, menu and daily operations are designed around an all-natural experience. Larkburger uses all-natural ingredients, including antibiotic-free, hormone-free, vegetarian fed Black Angus Natural beef burgers, heartland soybeans and all-natural Breyers ice cream. Larkburger utilizes bio-compostable corn PLA cups and containers, spudware biodegradable utensils and unbleached paper pulp packaging. It also recycles its canola oil into bio-diesel fuel and was designed with efficiency-rated commercial appliances as well as reclaimed Monterey Cypress timber to minimize its environmental footprint. As the restaurant grows, Larkburger is committed to improving its eco-friendly practices by continuing its stewardship of all-natural ingredients, building responsibly, using sustainable, recyclable and renewable materials and decreasing waste.

“Larkburger is committed to serving a superior burger, made fresh, fast and affordable, with all natural ingredients,” stated Adam Baker, President of Larkburger. “By focusing our efforts, we are able to offer a small menu of superb choices. We’re doing one thing, and doing it right.”

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