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Irv's Burgers Launches Campaign to Relocate

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

West Hollywood institution Irv's Burgers is finally getting kicked out of its tiny little nook on Santa Monica Blvd. The 63-year old burger stand is planning to close at its current location on October 30, but is asking the public and its fans for support via a new IndieGoGo campaign to raise $55,000 to cover moving expenses. Contributing will get one anything from a free hand-drawn thank you note (owner Sonia Hong is famous for her paper plate drawings), free menu items, t-shirts, or even a name on the "wall of fame."

Says the appeal:

"Moving is expensive. So is setting up a new restaurant. But we want to make the new Irv's Burgers, wherever it lands next on the map, as inviting and delicious as the location that so many of you have come to love, and we are hoping that you, our Irv's family, can support our move to a new space. In donating our Indiegogo campaign, you'll be helping our family prepare for the next phase of Irv's Burgers history, but you'll also be treating yourself to our delicious food and hospitality while showing the world that you believe in small businesses that care about their community."

The ultimate contribution of $5,000 will get a namesake sandwich at Irv's, plus everything else that other donors are eligible for. Considering the immense local support for the burger stand, it shouldn't be a surprise to see this one meet its goal.
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Irv's Burgers

8289 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046