Burger Republic, a Nashville-based original concept specializing in gourmet burgers, American craft beers and hand-dipped milkshakes, announced plans Monday to open its third location in the first-floor level of Mt. Juliet's Providence Station.
"It is exciting for us to expand and bring Burger Republic to Mt. Juliet, where we think the desire for an independent, high quality neighborhood bar and restaurant that is locally owned and operated will be embraced," sad Drew Jackman, who partnered with another industry veteran, Jeff Warne, to create Burger Republic three years ago.
Providence Station development partners Kenneth Powers and Will Tyner said Burger Republic's local roots and creative concept make it an ideal fit for the neighborhood. Providence Station is located at 1984 Providence Parkway.
Powers, founder and owner of Commercial Realty Services, said, "We are thrilled to bring a great locally owned and operated neighborhood restaurant to Mt. Juliet. Burger Republic is a great example of the type of unique tenants we hope to attract through the Providence Station development."
The first Burger Republic opened in May of 2012 in the Lenox Village Town Center development, just off Nolensville Road in Southern Davidson County. The second location opened in January of 2014 in the Pine Street Flats building in the Gulch area of downtown Nashville.
Burger Republic was the 2014 and 2015 winner of Nashville's Battle of the Burger competition, earning a spot at the World Food Championships (WFC). In 2014, it placed fifth overall in the burger category of the WFC.