Seattle ice cream impresario Justin Cline is taking the Full Tilt franchise to a meatier level.
On March 1, Cline and entrepreneur Gorman Eng will open Highscore Burgers in Redmond in the space that formerly housed the Indian restaurant Preet's at 8440 160th Ave NE.
Highscore aims to take everything that made Full Tilt famous – ice-cream, pinball, culture – and round it out with a selection of classic burgers. Every Highscore hamburger will be made with local, healthy ingredients, according to a news release. The beef will be locally sourced and grass fed. Buns will be baked locally, and sauces and other toppings will all be house made. Even the french fries are going to come from potatoes grown in Washington.
“We’re just going to make big, honest burgers," Cline said. "And we’re going to keep prices down, so an ordinary family can afford to eat there.”
Cline and Eng are currently painting and building out the space, which will have plenty of pinball and vintage arcade games, and plenty of Full Tilt ice cream flavors. Cline told Patch they chose the space "because of the lay out is going to work well for our concept, and there is a high population density and little competition in the area."
IF YOU GO:
Grand Opening: March 1, 2013
8440 160th Ave NE
On March 1, kids under age 12 will receive a free kids' scoop of Full Tilt ice cream.
For more information, visit the Highscore Burgers Facebook page by clicking here.
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