Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is celebrating its grand opening at Five Points today.
The restaurant chain, which offers 100% Wagyu beef burgers and a collection of craft beers, was founded in 2009 in Harrisonburg, Va., by childhood friends Aaron Ludwig and Mike Sabin. The 2,400 square foot retail space at 711 Harden St., across from the Home Team BBQ and in the former Cover 3 bar location, is Jack Brown’s first in South Carolina.
Wilson Kibler facilitated the rental of the property in June 2021.
“It’s incredibly exciting to see the wave of positive momentum that continues to wash over Five Points,” Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann said in a Five Points Association press release. “People outside of Columbia took notice, and Jack Brown’s could have chosen anywhere in the state for their first SC location, but they chose Five Points in Columbia.”
The Burger Joint has 15 other locations throughout the Southeast. Its menu features daily specialty burgers, sweet potato fries, and even a high-fired Oreo, but customers won’t find lettuce or tomatoes. The owners explain in an online video that they want to keep their burgers — some of which contain bacon, onions, jalapenos and pickles — simple, and the quality of the tomatoes can be inconsistent.
Jack Brown’s serves Wagyu beef, also called American-style Kobe beef, from Snake River Farms in Boise, Idaho. The beef is the result of crossing Japanese Wagyu cattle with continental breeds to produce a rich, buttery texture when cooked.
“We focus on one thing and do it very well. Our burgers are unique and irresistible,” said Scott Krezmer, Regional Manager of Jack Brown’s. “We like to keep the menu simple, but full of amazing flavors that keep you coming back for more.”
Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.