MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Coming to Jackson Square

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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes are coming to Jackson Square in spring 2017.

A new burger-and-fries place is coming to JP this spring, as Texas-based MOOYAH will be opening its first Boston restaurant in Jackson Square.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes are coming to Jackson Square in spring 2017.

"We are fresh, never-frozen burgers, grilled or fried chicken salads, sweet potato fries, hand-cut French fries, milkshakes, turkey burgers, lean green options and more," said Jay Hummer, Development Agent for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes.

The new restaurant will open at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Centre Street in Jackson Square near the MBTA station. Hummer said he hoped to open the restaurant in April or May.

MOOYAH has about 100 restaurants throughout the country and is expanding in New England, Hummer told Jamaica Plain News. There are three restaurants in Connecticut, one currently open in Northborough, Mass., and two more to come in Berlin and Billerica, according to the company's website.

"We're excited for the [JP] location due to the residents and T riders, and the redevelopment that has brought more life to the area," said Hummer. "It's a fun brand, just like the name, which was created by some fun-loving Texans while driving down the highway. It's kind of like (former beloved ESPN broadcaster) Stuart Scott's 'Booyah!'"

Hummer said every month there is a taste-to-try menu option, such as this month's turkey burger with avocado, jalapeño peppers, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce all wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. There are lots of menu options, and customers are also welcome to customize their own meal, he said.

Just before speaking with JP News, Hummer said he had eaten a black bean burger on a multi-grain bun (all buns are cooked in house) with avocado, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce.

"We do burgers and fries really well and look forward to the people of Jamaica Plain and elsewhere really enjoying them, too!" Hummer said.

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