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Next Level Burger Is Opening Soon in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

This will be the vegan fast-food restaurant’s 10th location—and second in Seattle.

Next Level Burger

Next Level Burger

This will be the vegan fast-food restaurant’s 10th location—and second in Seattle.

Get ready, Seattle. A new Next Level Burger is coming your way this December.

Vegan Fast-Food Restaurant Opens in Seattle

Next Level Burger is one of the original vegan fast-food restaurants. It offers classic American comfort food options like burgers, shakes, loaded fries, and fried chicken sandwiches. The chain currently has locations in Oregon, New York, California, Texas, Colorado, and Washington.

The new Next Level Burger is set to open in early December. It will be the brand’s second Seattle location but the first stand-alone store. The other Seattle location is an outpost inside Whole Foods in the Roosevelt neighborhood.

The new restaurant is located less than two blocks from the marina at 1416 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107. Opening hours will be 11am-10pm daily, with both dine-in and takeout available.

Co-founder Matt de Gruyter said, “We have been blown away by the support we have received from Seattleites for our mission and are thrilled to expand our footprint here.”

Next Level Burger

Next Level Burger

Next Level Burger Expansion Plans

Last month, Next Level Burger announced that it had successfully raised $20M in funding. This funding is the next step in the brand’s national expansion plans. Next Level Burger plans to eventually open 1,000 stores nationwide. This funding will help them reach the next level of that goal: to quadruple its current store count by the end of 2025.

The brand originated in Oregon back in 2014 and has since expanded to five other states. In addition, Next Level Burger has a solid partnership with Whole Foods. Six of the brand’s locations are inside Whole Foods stores.

Currently, most of the Next Level Burger outposts are scattered across the West Coast. However, the chain plans to expand to the Northeast regions in the coming years.

For more information about Next Level Burger and its expansion plans, visit NextLevelBurger.com.

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

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