Beach Burger, located on the beautiful boardwalk in Long Beach, is a one-of-a-kind burger spot that is making waves in the culinary scene. Owned and operated by the dynamic couple, Ralph and Stacy Anselmo, Beach Burger offers gourmet burgers with a million-dollar view.
“The Dream: How Ralph and Stacy Anselmo Brought Their Culinary Vision to Life”
Ralph and Stacy have always dreamt of having a place on the Long Beach Boardwalk. Ralph, with his extensive background in the restaurant business, brings a wealth of experience and passion. Stacy, who has been in the restaurant industry since her early years, shares the same dream and has always envisioned having their own spot on the boardwalk.
“What inspired you to start your businesses and pursue your career out here?” Ralph shared, “I’ve been in the restaurant business my whole life, and my passion and dream was always to have a place here on the Long Beach Boardwalk.” Stacy added, “I’ve always had the dream, the passion to actually have a place on the boardwalk.”
“Challenges and Triumphs: Building a Business on the Vibrant Long Beach Boardwalk”
Starting their own business came with its fair share of challenges. “Funding was a big challenge,” Ralph explained. “When you start out, there’s a big build-out, and you need to find a good, reliable, trained staff who will follow our system. We have 99% of our staff that was here with us from day one, and we’re proud to say that we know how to run our business.”
Being part of a tight-knit community like Long Beach has its pros and cons. The support and enthusiasm from customers who appreciate their dream-turned-reality are incredibly rewarding.
However, dealing with the city as their landlord has presented some unique challenges. “Our landlord is the city of Long Beach,” Ralph shared. “It’s a little challenging, with different things like the bathrooms. The bathrooms here are outside, and the city controls them. So, it’s a struggle for us, something we’re negotiating with the city.”
Despite the seasonal nature of their business, Ralph and Stacy are determined to make the most of every opportunity. “Our season is really short,” Stacy explained. “If there are people on the boardwalk, we have the opportunity to turn them on to Beach Burger and sell them a treat. We’re gonna be here and be open.”
Looking ahead, the couple sees growth opportunities in expanding their offerings. They hope to serve beer and wine, which would not only enhance their menu but also extend their season and revenue potential. Additionally, they believe that Long Beach should invest in attracting and retaining talented entrepreneurs.
Ralph and Stacy’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to stay patient, consistent, and committed to their vision. “Be patient, and stick to your plan,” Ralph advised. Stacy added, “Learn every department of your business. The more you know, the stronger you’ll be.”
“A Taste of Long Beach: Beach Burger’s Signature Menu Delights”
At Beach Burger, it’s not just about the food; it’s about the experience. The old-school concept of burgers, fries, and shakes is elevated to a new level with their emphasis on quality ingredients and a health-conscious approach. So, whether you’re a meat lover or prefer alternative options, Beach Burger has something delicious to offer.
Beach Burger’s menu is a delightful fusion of flavors and creativity. Their signature burger, aptly named the Beach Burger, is a mouthwatering combination of juicy grass-fed beef patty, tangy pickles, melted cheese, and their special house sauce, all nestled between soft brioche buns. For those seeking a spicier experience, the Heatwave burger will set your taste buds on fire with its fiery jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and zesty chipotle mayo.
If you’re in the mood for something unique, the Sand Castle burger is a must-try. It features a delectable combination of creamy avocado, crispy bacon, and a sunny-side-up egg, creating a truly indulgent experience. And let’s not forget their hand-cut fries, cooked to golden perfection and served with a side of homemade dipping sauces.
Beyond their extraordinary burgers, Beach Burger also offers a selection of refreshing milkshakes that will transport you back to the good old days. Indulge in classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla or venture into more adventurous territory with their seasonal specials. Each shake is handcrafted with care, using premium ingredients to deliver the perfect creamy texture and delightful flavors.
“Creating a Warm Community Experience at Beach Burger”
What sets Beach Burger apart is not just their exceptional food, but also the warm and welcoming atmosphere they provide. The Anselmos have created a space where customers feel like cherished guests, where every interaction is filled with genuine hospitality and a sense of community.
To experience the magic of Beach Burger for yourself, head down to the Long Beach Boardwalk and treat your taste buds to a feast of flavors. Whether you’re a local looking for your new go-to spot or a visitor seeking a memorable dining experience, Beach Burger is ready to serve up gourmet burgers with a million-dollar view.
To learn more about Beach Burger and their mouthwatering menu, you can visit their Instagram page @beachburger_lbny or their Facebook page @beachburgerlb. Get ready to indulge in a burger experience like no other and satisfy your cravings with every juicy bite.
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