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Little Big Burger coming to Progress Ridge

Tigard-area location to open this summer, company says.

Known for their small (but hefty) burgers, truffle fries and milkshakes, Little Big Burger made a name for itself in Portland over the last six years. This summer it opens its first Washington County location at Progress Ridge TownSquare.It’s small. It’s big. It’s coming to a shopping center near you.

Little Big Burger, the popular Portland burger chain, announced last week that it’s planning its first suburban location at Progress Ridge TownSquare later this year.

The restaurant made a name for itself in the Rose City offering a simple menu of burgers, beer, fries and floats. From its initial location in the Pearl District in 2010, the company has expanded to seven locations across Portland and Eugene, with another on the way in Lloyd District, but has yet to expand outside of Portland into the suburbs.

That will change this summer, when the Progress Ridge location opens, according to the company.

The store will not only be the first Washington County location, but also the largest Little Big Burger location to date, at 2,100 square feet.

"We are very pleased to expand our presence in the Portland market with the upcoming addition of our tenth location,” said Adrian Oca, director of operations for the Pacific Northwest for Chanticleer Holdings, which owns Little Big Burger. “Like many others in the area, I work in Portland and live on the Westside. The Little Big Burger at Progress Ridge will be the first in that community, and a convenient and welcome addition for Westside dwellers who are already loyal to the brand as well as to a new audience of diners in Beaverton and Tigard."

Chanticleer Holdings, based in Charlotte, N.C. purchased Little Big Burger last year for more than $6 million.

Chanticleer is best known for its several Hooters locations around the globe, including the Portland location in Jantzen Beach.

"Since our acquisition of Little Big Burger in September 2015, our LBB stores have achieved impressive results,” said Rich Adams, president and COO of American Burger Co., another company of Chanticleer. “We are excited to open our tenth location, making the brand significantly more accessible to the Westside community.”

Chanticleer also plans to open 10 more Little Big Burger stores in the Seattle area.