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R E S TAU R A N T P RO F I L E S
Burger in the Square
Fresh, Quality Ingredients
More Than Chocolate and Paper
Hand-cut beef and new menu items make Burger
in the Square a must-visit for burger lovers.
Award-winning chocolatepaper offers something
for everyone including gifts, cards and more.
New burgers, including the Blazing Saddle, add to an already stellar menu.
Fine chocolates are only part of the shopping experience at chocolatepaper.
LOUIS WILSON HAS BEEN cutting beef since he was 10 years
EVERY DAY CHOCOLATEPAPER wows customers with their
old. So it seems providential that he would not only own the most
amazing inventory of, well, chocolate and paper. But this 2018
popular burger joint in the Valley but cut and grind all the beef
winner of The Roanoker's Best Chocolate Store award sells much
for those burgers himself.
more than just chocolate and paper.
"We always use the best beef we can get our hands on," he
"We have such an unusual selection of items under one roof,"
said. Currently, that hormone-free Angus beef comes from sev-
said Melissa Palmer, co-owner with uncle Mark Burkett, cousin
eral farms in the Shenandoah Valley and is processed in Lynch-
Matt Burkett, and friend Stan McCulloch. "People run in for a few
burg's newest facility.
minutes," she said, "and others run in for a few hours."
Along with his wife Anita, Louis has owned Burger in the
In addition to hundreds of different chocolates and thou-
Square for 18 years. And every one of those 18 years they've
sands of greeting cards, chocolatepaper has a wide selection
received The Roanoker's Best Burger Award.
of gift items. Wine and craft beer accessories, books, specialty
Burger in the Square's menu boasts 30 different options when
papers, good-humored gifts, and more fill their 3,000 square
it comes to burgers, as well as hot dogs, chili and chicken. Ev-
foot store on the Roanoke City Market. Perfect for corporate
erything is made in-house from scratch with local ingredients,
clients too, chocolatepaper will fill a basket, box, or platter for
your gift-giving occasion.
The Wilsons recently added a couple new burgers to the
"We literally offer something for everyone," said Palmer, "in-
menu. The one everyone is talking about is the Blazing Saddle.
cluding a wide range of our exclusive local items." One of the
This option includes ghost pepper cheese, grilled serrano pep-
most popular is the chocolate Roanoke star.
pers, grilled onions, sriracha slaw, lettuce, and tomato. It comes
with a heat warning.
In addition to their downtown location, chocolatepaper express boutiques are located inside Wine Gourmet in southwest
They would like to thank their customers for recognizing their
efforts in providing a quality burger. "It's great to not only make
county and inside Hudson News at the Roanoke-Blacksburg
an A," said Louis, "but that people appreciate how you made it."
"We are incredibly grateful for our loyal customers and are big
Burger in the Square offers business catering and take-out
proponents of being a good community partner," said Palmer. "As
our community grows, we grow."
Burger in the Square
3904 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke
308-3 Market Street, Roanoke
540-400-8645 | burgerinthesquare.com
540-342-6061 | chocolatepaperroanoke.com
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