One of the more unusual local dining concepts in recent years is offering naysayers video proof it is finally under construction and still promising to become “an absolute retro-Americana masterpiece!”
Created by Jon Basso, of Fremont Street’s Heart Attack Grill infamy, Burger51 is planned as a combination burger drive-thru and retro drive-in movie theater, taking over a half-acre plot at 101 N. Decatur Blvd., a short distance from Carlitos Cuban Food and close to an entrance to Route 95.
Designed with a sci-fi, “futuristic dystopian theme” and “1950s style,” customers will place their orders at the drive-thru and then park to watch vintage horror and science-fiction films on the outdoor movie screen.
Burger51 recently released footage of the kitchen “cube structures” being built in Henderson and still hopes for a summer debut.
Customers can opt to order from the future menu in Klingon, the language of a fictional species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek, and pick from menu items such as an Angus burger “simmered atop a flat griddle, with vine ripened tomatoes, hand leafed lettuce, American cheese, freshly sliced onions, and the famous burger51 sauce, all together under a freshly toasted bun.” Other options include popcorn, candy, and “sugar cane soda pop in real glass bottles.”
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