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Farmer Boys Heats Up Hollywood’s Burgers Wars Soon

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The fast casual chain is the next entrant into a saturated market

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Can Hollywood handle yet another burger place? Apparently so, as fast casual option Farmer Boys looks to make inroads into the neighborhood with the arrival of a new outlet just west of bustling Thai Town.

Situated just off the Hollywood and Western Metro station, the upcoming space should be ready to go this month. That whole block is actually coming online in waves after a few years of pretty heavy mixed-use construction, and the arrival of a simple sit-down burger place (sorry, no drive-thru at this location) should only help the neighborhood.

The move also makes a lot of sense for the Riverside-based company. While there are plenty of locations in the greater Southland region (including close outlets in the southeast corner of Downtown and up in Glendale), so far the company hasn’t made a push to be a part of the dense urban core of the city. That’s about to change, as they introduce their burger and breakfast concept to one of the busier parts of Los Angeles.

They’ll have stiff competition along the way though, as Hollywood is hotbed of burger activity. Chains like Shake Shack and Burgerim are there, along with standalone options for great burgers like Bowery and Hungry Cat and Hollywood Burger, right across from the Pantages.

There is no official date for Farmer Boys in Hollywood just yet, but reps for the company say late December is the plan. Soon enough, you’ll be able to get your own taste of the burger, just steps from a very convenient Red Line stop.

Farmer Boys
5519 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA