Everybody needs that great restaurant around the corner for a quick bite to eat, conversation and laughter, and a guaranteed good meal with friends. Nothing fussy, nothing pretentious. Just simple and tasty. In the good old days, malt shops were all the rage. Meet that exact type of comfortable family-friendly restaurant for folks to call their own: Village Burger.
Tucked into a cozy space alongside Fresh Market in Johns Creek, Village Burger has quickly become part of our extended neighborhood. Inside the space, brick is exposed, tables are close and children’s drawings adorn the bulletin board community wall. Diners order from a chalkboard menu (with incredible prices) then take a seat to be served by wait staff wearing rainbow-colored tie-dyed shirts.
So what makes Village Burger a standout? Affordability and absolute freshness of ingredients. The restaurant kitchen has no freezer, no oven, no microwave, and no heat lamps. Nothing is premade – every single menu item is made to order with care.
Village Burger uses top quality Angus beef and locally grown produce, and prices for burgers, salads, and sandwiches remain affordable for any budget. Known for their custard hand-blended shakes called “Concretes,” VB offers rich and creamy dessert drinks that boast bits of candy, fresh fruit, and even Girl Scout cookies among other indulgent treats. For adults, beer and wine are available.
For the Community, By the Community
Giving back to the community is an important part of Village Burger’s mission. Nearly two dozen local teens and neighbors are working to make the restaurant great under the guidance of hands-on Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Naschek. Jeremy began with Village Burger at the first location in Dunwoody, and expanded the business to a new location to reward his loyal employees with the opportunity for career advancement. “Our employees are a big part of our family. It’s important that we provide for them and care for their future.”
The restaurant also supports church groups, school clubs, and other civic organizations through Spirit Nights, during which a portion of the night’s proceeds is donated to the charitable organization. Stop by September 9 for Centennial High School Spirit Night.
“We’re all about keeping things simple and offering a good satisfying meal at a fair price,” says Jeremy. In fact, Village Burger runs after school specials every day. “We want this to be the kind of place where kids can come and do their homework and hang out with friends. It’s all about the neighborhood, and we love it here. We’re here to stay.”
Village Burger Johns Creek seats about 50 inside, with another 20 seats under umbrellas outside for when the weather cools. Open from 11-9 daily.
Village Burger Johns Creek
3005 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
The Dunwoody location of Village Burger is co-owned by Jeremy and his business partners Ricardo Gonzalo and Matthew Gephardt.