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Village Burger set to bring ‘family-friendly’ food spot to downtown Cumming
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Dunwoody-based Village Burger, a "family-friendly, community-minded" burger restaurant, is set to open its fourth location in mid- to late-February in downtown Cumming. (Photo courtesy Village Burger)

An up-and-coming burger franchise is set to open in downtown Cumming.

Dunwoody-based Village Burger will open its “family-friendly, community-minded” burger restaurant at 101 W Courthouse Square, replacing El Mezcal Mexican Grill across from the old Forsyth County Courthouse.

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Dunwoody-based Village Burger is set to open in downtown Cumming and will serve “affordable” burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, beer and wine and frozen custard with daily and weekly specials. (Photo courtesy Village Burger)

The restaurant is set to open in mid- to late-February, according to Julie Gonzalo, a spokeswoman for Village Burger, and it will serve “affordable” burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, beer and wine and frozen custard with daily and weekly specials. All the ingredients are fresh, Gonzalo said.

“We don’t have a freezer,” Gonzalo said.

Village Burger started in 2010 with its first location in Dunwoody under primary owners Matt Gephardt and Ricardo Gonzalo. It later opened restaurants in Johns Creek (2014) and Tucker (2017).

Julie Gonzalo said the company has pinpointed “small communities” for its restaurants that lack options to get a burger other than at a major chain. That made Cumming an attractive location for a fourth restaurant.

And Village Burger strives to be an active member of the community, Julie Gonzalo said. Each of its restaurants host spirit nights and prefer to hire teenagers who live nearby for its staff.

“We’re just really excited to be there,” Julie Gonzalo said.