Mark's Gourmet Burgers Closes Temporarily for Menu and Decor Upgrades

By Janet Upadhye on July 14, 2014 3:47pm 

 Mark Charles is the owner of Mark's Gourmet Burgers on Myrtle Avenue.
Mark Charles is the owner of Mark's Gourmet Burgers on Myrtle Avenue.
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CLINTON HILL — The popular Mark's Gourmet Burgers has shuttered temporarily for upgrades to the eatery's decor and menu.

Owner and chef Mark Charles, who opened the burger joint in 2012, said that business has been going well, but there is room for improvement.

He plans to keep the eatery closed for up to a month while he works with a consultant to give business a boost.

"We are bringing someone in to talk about improving the look of the restaurant and possibly the menu," he said.

Charles did not know exactly what the changes would be but said when they reopen "everything will be better."

Mark's Gourmet Burgers, located at 441 Myrtle Ave., near Waverly Avenue, is known for fresh grass-fed burgers that Charles grinds himself early each morning.

The menu also has French-Canadian influences — Charles studied at the French Culinary Institute and is from Toronto — such as brioche buns and Poutine, a dish that combines cheese curds and gravy on top of a pile of fries.

Those staples will remain the same when the eatery reopens, the Fort Greene resident said.

Locals were glad to hear Mark's was not permanently closed.

"It's the best place to get a burger in the neighborhood," Jeremy Carrow, 36, said.

A reopening date has not yet been set. Check Mark's Gourmet Burgers Facebook page for updates.

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