BGR: The Burger Joint is beginning to scare me. The small chain is growing at a rate usually reserved for malignant cancers—or Five Guys franchises—but it isn’t showing any signs of declining health. The quality of the BGR burger remains feverishly high. Whatever source owner Mark Bucher has for his blend of prime, dry-aged beef, here’s hoping that well never runs dry, even after the Joint has come to a strip mall near you.

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