Big Night Restaurant Group, who quietly announced late last year the addition of a burger window at San Francisco restaurant Marlowe, has shifted its plans to a pop-up burger joint and private dining space at its original location.

Due to the high volume of customers at the original Brannan Street and the less than alluring new SoMa subway line construction, owners Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas were inspired to give James Beard nominated Chef Jennifer Puccio’s burger its own space. The shift in plans will also offer diners a more accessible location.

“While we’re thrilled the community has so whole-heartedly embraced the new restaurant, the volume of diners has made it difficult to open a burger window,” says managing partner and owner James Nicholas of Big Night Restaurant Group. “That, plus the combination of the new subway line construction and the remaining time on our lease at 330 Townsend Street, got us thinking about giving Marlowe Burger its own space.”

Securing a lease extension at 330 Townsend Street, the group will now transition the original space into a pop-up serving the Marlowe Burger during the day while transforming it into an intimate private dining space in the evening.

Other featured menu items will include Marlowe favorites such as the crispy fried chicken sandwich, Brussels sprout chips, and a variety of cookies, brownies, and bite-size treats from chief pastry officer Emily Luchetti.

Marlowe Burger is slated to open April 1. 

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