—Popular pop-up hamburger joint gets a brick and mortar location.
Beloved Bergen County burger pop-up, Eighty Twenty, finally gets a brick-and-mortar location after well over a year of demand from fans. The joint was popularized by their signature style burger: A thinly smashed 80/20 patty, Vidalia onions, American cheese, Mandy Sauce (a special burger sauce) and a sweet, pillow-like potato bun. This burger has become the centerpiece that an ever-changing menu, complete with extras like curly fries, hot dogs and veggie burgers revolves around.
Co-owner, Matthew Borgersen, started the business during the height of the pandemic. With a resume decorated with stints at numerous fine dining restaurants, Borgersen started Eighty Twenty as an homage to something much different— the food of his youth.
New Jersey has been a hotbed for slider joints throughout history. With the dueling White Mana and White Manna at the forefront of this burger style, Borgersen wanted to create a business that riffed upon the Jersey classic. Thus, Eighty Twenty was born.
Until now, the hamburger empire has only been available through pop-ups around New Jersey and New York. However, Borgersen secured a spot to run his weekend-only joint out of indefinitely. B&S Kitchen—a popular eatery in downtown Westwood, NJ—is where Eighty Twenty will operate out of.
Eighty Twenty brings a retro-inspired style of fare to a Westwood downtown that is filled with great eats—including some of the best restaurants in the entire state. Burgers remain a popular food across the nation, but the smash-burger style of patty has become increasingly raved about over the last half-decade. At Eighty Twenty, customers can enjoy this popular burger along with other American staples.
About the Author/s
Peter Candia is the Food + Drink Editor at New Jersey Digest. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Peter found a passion for food journalism midway through his schooling and never looked back. He is a former line cook, server and bartender at top-rated restaurants in the tri-state area. Peter never stops learning and he is always in the weeds.
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