“Besides making me feel old, being in business for 10 years makes me feel great,” laughed Anthony Gambino, Burger Moovment, owner. “We’re already on second generation customers here.”
For 10 years Burger Moovment, 7512 W. North Ave., has stayed true to their brand. For a solid decade they have been slinging top quality burgers, fresh cut fries and milk shakes in an unpretentious fast casual environment. Now the North Avenue mainstay is preparing to celebrate their anniversary later this month.
A veteran restaurateur and owner of the two-decade old Cucina Paradiso in Oak Park, Gambino credits mastering the basics as the key to the Elmwood Park burger joint’s long-term success.
“I think we’re doing things the same way we did when we opened,” said Gambino. “It’s pretty simple. We serve quality food at good prices with great service.”
While food and value are essential, Gambino is steadfast his quick service joint would not have been successful without his remarkable staff.
“In the restaurant industry you are only as good as your staff,” said Gambino. “I am proud and humbled how our staff and management team have kept us in the game all these years. I am extremely appreciative.”
While Burger Moovment has stayed true to their food, value, and service trifecta to keep business consistent Gambino notes technology has changed considerably over past the past decade. Digital ordering and delivery needs have dramatically changed how Burger Moovment operates and the pandemic took that evolution to the next level. Today Burger Moovment partners with ChowNow to handle their online ordering needs because their processing fees are more restaurant friendly.
“After the year we’ve had it means everything to still be around,” said Gambino. “Because of support from the Village of Elmwood Park were definitely able to weather the storm of 2020. From the Elmwood Park Eats bucks to the added parking, the village continues to support us in big ways.”
To honor their notable accomplishment, Burger Moovment will celebrate their milestone anniversary with a birthday cake shake give away. When customers purchase any double burger between April 26 and May 1, they will receive a free vanilla shake blended with cake and topped with colorful sprinkles.
During the anniversary celebration Burger Moovment will also offer a special Cuban burger featuring Midwest sourced angus beef patties topped with smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles, roasted garlic aioli and mustard. Gambino is also quick to suggest trying “The 8am.” The burger, topped with a cage-free fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, ketchup, Moov sauce, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun, has been on the menu since opening day 10 years ago.
Burger purists will appreciate the Classic Moov featuring American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise on a brioche bun. The signature offering was named among the top 20 suburban burgers by the Chicago Tribune in 2019 and remains a perennially popular menu offering.
Patrons looking to get their hands on a free birthday cake shake can also build their own Burger Moovment creation. Guests can choose among single, double or triple beef patties, grilled or fried chicken, black bean veggie patties or turkey patties before selecting from four buns (yes, one is gluten free) and a wide array of premium and standard mix and match toppings.
When asked what the future holds for Burger Moovment, Gambino was quick to respond.
“This is a solo venture, and we plan to stay that way,” said Gambino. “The last year really opened our eyes to everything and we want to be an institution in Elmwood Park.”
Get a Moov on! And get ready to celebrate a decade’s worth of quality burgers in Elmwood Park.