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First Canadian 'CaliBurger' location opens in Waterloo

Last Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 4:44 pm EST

Courtesy of CaliBurger.

A new restaurant hopes to bring a little taste of California to Waterloo Region.

Waterloo is the first Canadian market to get a taste of the “CaliBurger”– a global premium burger chain that serves made-to-order California style hamburgers.

Adrianna Boersen is the General Manager of Waterloo’s CaliBurger and tells 570 news that the restaurant also has a tech-theme.

“The founder of CaliBurger is actually really tech-savvy and interested in being hooked up with inventors, community leaders and entrepreneurs– so Waterloo Region is definitely a hot-spot. We’ve also chosen a location between the two Universities, so we’re in a great spot to attract hungry students and we believe our location aligns with our founder’s original vision of CaliBurger.”

The restaurant features wireless charging stations and a video wall where customers can engage in interactive gaming experiences.

“We have an interactive ‘funwall’ that guests can interact with while they dine. They can play games via the app and challenge each other– we’re also looking into implementing a CaliApp as well so people can have a more interactive dining experience,” explained Boersen.

CaliBurger doesn’t just offer burgers either– they also specialize in chicken sandwiches, hand-mixed spiked milkshakes and fresh hand cut fries.

“We’re totally unique to Canada. We want to give everyone in Waterloo a better burger experience,” said Boersen.

The grand opening is happening between 5 pm and 8 pm at 255 King Street North in Waterloo.

Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky will be present, as well as Ward 6 Councillor Jeff Henry.