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Friday, May 6, 2011

Hudson-Based Flip Side to Open Burger Biz in Cleveland

Posted By on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 10:11 AM


Michael Schwartz, designer and partner in the Hudson-based Flip Side burger restaurant (49 Village Way, 330-655-3547), has disclosed that they will open a second location in Cleveland. Schwartz says he has reached an agreement with Randy Ruttenberg of Fairmount Properties to open a Flip Side in the Flats East Bank project, within the complex that will include an Aloft boutique hotel.

Schwartz's partners in the restaurant are Shawn and Tiffany Monday.

At 2,600 square feet, the planned restaurant will be slightly larger than the original in Hudson, explains Schwartz. Seating will be bumped up from just over 50 to about 75. An 800-square-foot patio will allow for additional seating.

"Shawn and I probably ate 400 burgers all over the country when we were researching Flip Side," says Schwartz. "We tried different types of burgers, different ways to cook them… I'll probably die five years too early as a result."

Ultimately, the team settled upon grass-fed Ohio beef.

"I think it's the best product out there," adds Schwartz.

Schwartz also says that he and Monday are in the process of closing a deal that will bring a Flip Side to the Columbus suburbs.

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