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LA’s Best Underground Burger Stand Goes Legit in Silver Lake

Fans were waiting almost two hours for a burger

Burgers Never Say Die
Clay Larsen
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.

Fantastic news for fans of hit underground beef and bun operation Burgers Never Say Die: there’s officially a new restaurant space in the works in Silver Lake, and it should be open by the summer.

Burgers Never Say Die is the underground backyard weekend stand in East Hollywood that gained a ton of traction on Instagram last year, with waiting lines for food often running north of two hours. That was just for those who had managed to get the address from ownership; the email waitlist to even be informed had spread to hundreds of curious diners by the time owner Shawn and his crew were told to shut the whole operation down in January.

Now, the burgers are coming back. Ownership confirmed to Eater today that Burgers Never Say Die has agreed to lease a small space right on Glendale Boulevard in Silver Lake, next door to Silverlake Coffee and in the same building as local Vietnamese favorite Gingergrass. The storefront was actually being used for some time as a commissary kitchen for Proof Bakery over in Atwater Village, but now the lease has been signed for Shawn and the gang to slide in and start selling meals.

There’s no confirmed timeline yet for the opening (the lease was only signed late last week), but with so much of the kitchen already intact things should move swiftly. There’s also no firm idea of what, if anything, might be added to the compact menu, so stay tuned.

Burgers Never Say Die
2388 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA