Jon Basso, owner of Fremont Street’s Heart Attack Grill, has another quirky concept up his sleeve and is well on his way to becoming a pioneer in the art of merging the convenience of drive-thru dining with the bonus attraction of a retro drive-in movie theater.
Big Bang Burger has submitted plans to take over half an acre at 101 N. Decatur Blvd., next door to Carlitos Cuban Food and close to an entrance to I-95.
The kitschy sci-fi themed drive-thru will build a fast-casual kitchen inside a shipping container and via touch pad ordering, diners can choose single or double “big bang burgers,” “conspiracy fries,” “cosmic pop corn,” and sodas, according to a very preliminary menu.
Diners can either drive away, or park and watch movie clips projected onto another shipping container structure. To hear the audio, customers will need to tune-in their radios.
Planning to be open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m., Big Bang Burger awaits city approval and an estimated opening date has not been announced.