Z-Burger has signed on to take over the space that was previously home to BGR at 4827 Fairmont Ave in Bethesda. BGR closed its Bethesda location in 2022 after 14 years. Z-Burger is a local, DMV-based chain that describes itself as “a Washington DC landmark! Home to the area’s most delicious handcrafted burgers with endless toppings, fresh cut fries and 75 varieties of hand spun milk shakes and concretes made with premium Wisconsin custard.”
Z-Burger has multiple locations in DC, a few in Northern Virginia, and three in Maryland– with more to come. Its first location opened in Tenleytown in 2008. This will be its first Montgomery County location. Prior to starting Z-Burger in 2008, founder Peter Tabibian was the general manager at a Jerry’s Subs & Pizza in Maryland. He is also behind Persian restaurant Maman Joon, which has a Tenleytown location in DC and two in Northern Virginia. An opening timeframe for the burger restaurant is not yet available.