Burger Drop announces new venue with restaurant coming to Whitley Bay this summer

A smashing new burger venue is coming to the North Tyneside coast this summer following huge success for the franchise in Newcastle.

Burger Drop will soon open its third premises, this time in Whitley Bay, following in the footsteps of popular sites on Westgate Road and Heaton Road. Described as a place where "passion for burgers meets culinary excellence" by owners Hasan Hamid and Amer Qayyum, the duo first launched their booming burger business as a takeaway during the height of the pandemic - which attracted customers from as far as London.

The newest venue will be housed in what was formerly Kismet Indian Kitchen on Whitley Road, bringing a 30-seater restaurant to the coast run by new franchisees Osama and Safi. The news was met with an outpouring of excitement on social media from fans of Burger Drop, which has taken the Newcastle food scene by storm over the last few years.

When the Heaton premises opened last March there were queues out the door for the mouth-watering menu, which includes mega meat platters, wings, signature salads and loaded fries alongside burgers from around the world. One of the biggest dishes for the most die-hard of burger lovers is The Tower Platter, featuring ten smashed prime rib beef patties topped with bacon and onions with a side of loaded fries.

Also on the menu are deluxe milkshakes, from the Billionaire Drop packed with Ferrero Rocher and Kinder Bueno, to the Dodger Drop made with Jammie Dodgers and strawberry jam. And over on the delicious desserts menu those with a sweet-tooth can pick up a Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake, a Lotus Biscoff cheesecake, or a Deluxe Kinder Brownie.

And the sky's the limit for Burger Drop, with Hasan revealing that five stores are planned for 2024 - with many more to come. "Our long-term ambition over the next five to ten years is to reach 150 stores nationwide," the owner told Propel Magazine.

Sharing that the team hopes to get to a stage where they are opening a new restaurant every month, Hasan added: "The Burger Drop experience is not just about filling your belly, but the whole journey and experience we've created for our customers. We've had an exceptionally busy period over the last few months and we're still growing, so we are very much looking forward to the future."