A location of H&F Burger, the burger joint spinoff of Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins’ Holeman and Finch Public House, opens in downtown Asheville, North Carolina this fall. It includes a walk-up Hop’s Chicken window in back, serving the chef’s fried chicken and Japanese katsu chicken sandwiches.
The restaurants take over the former Continental Lounge space on Biltmore Avenue.
As with the Atlanta restaurants at Ponce City Market, Braves SunTrust Park, and Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Asheville restaurant will serve H&F’s popular double stack cheeseburger topped with red onions and pickles as well as other burger options, salads, sides, and milkshakes. H&F-Asheville includes a bar with close to 100 whiskeys, local beer, and wine, a patio, and multiple televisions, jukeboxes, and arcade games in the dining room.
The cheeseburger first became popular on the late night menu at Holeman and Finch in Buckhead on Peachtree Street. Only 24 were available each night after 10 p.m. Demand for the burger greatly outweighed supplies. In 2015, Hopkins opened two quick-serve H&F Burger restaurants, spurred on by the burger’s success at Holeman and Finch.
Hopkins announced last month he was closing his pioneering fine dining restaurant Restaurant Eugene after 15 years and relocating neighboring Holeman and Finch to the Colony Square complex between 14th and 15th streets in midtown Atlanta next spring.