|The interior of Brome Burgers – The Arab American News|
Eating a burger does not have to end in regret, thanks to the newly opened Brome Burgers and Shakes restaurant on the reinvigorated business hub, Michigan Avenue in Dearborn.
Self-sustainable plants and paintings by a local artist cover the walls of the spacious and eco-friendly interior.
Zane Makky, Brome’s executive chef, said the restaurant, founded by Sam Abbas, 29, after he returned from living on the West Coast, created a concept based on the simple fact that eating a good meal does not need to leave you feeling unhealthy.
Makky is a culinary graduate of the Art Institute of Michigan and was also a chef at the Greektown Casino Hotel.
“Typically, when people are here, they feel good afterwards,” Makky said.
He added that their core duties are not only to serve healthy, never-frozen, organic and non-GMO foods, but to be as ecologically responsible as possible while doing so. One of the restaurant’s entrances features tips on how to save energy and encourages patrons to share their eco-friendly habits on social media.
The impressively towering burgers look gourmet. Makky said its ingredients make it superior because the beef is organic and grass-fed.
He also guarantees that the meat is Halal, prepared in the proper Islamic traditions by Muslim butchers.
Brome’s location is also key to its success, Makky said. Michigan Avenue, a street that was once lined with abandoned and failed businesses, has become a major business hub, filled with high-end restaurants and high-traffic businesses, like Yogurtopia.
Makky added that the restaurant’s most popular burgers are the Deluxe and Mex burgers. The Mex burger’s ingredients, like those of all the other burgers, are made in-house. They pack monetary cheddar, cheddar cheese sauce, corn salsa, jalapeño mayo and jalapenos and are topped with a potato bun (other bun options are included).
The Mex burger and the thick-cut sweet potato fries, which this reporter tried, were flavorful and filling, but did not leave the stomach feeling heavy.
Makky said that the restaurant hopes to start a trend and open up new opportunities for other businesses in the area to include healthy options on their menus and open healthier restaurants for Dearbornites to choose from.
He added that they have plans to expand in different areas with a focus on products made in-house, while being as healthy as possible.