New restaurant offers fresh hamburgers and more across from GM Tech Center in Warren

A new restaurant with a focus on fresh ingredients has opened at one of Warren's busiest intersections. City Burger celebrated its grand opening recently, and it's hoping that its first location is the first of many.

Located at the corner of Van Dyke Avenue and 12 Mile Road across from the General Motors Technical Center, City Burger is the creation of Assaad Sobh, a longtime food industry veteran and real estate broker. 
 
Sobh got his start in the food industry with his two brothers; the trio first opening a meat shop, which then expanded into a full market.

Sobh has taken that meat knowledge and applied it to City Burger. Sobh refuses to use frozen meat, instead of sticking to ground chuck that is ground daily and rolled by hand. The hamburgers are cooked on the grill, and not through a machine. Sliders, wraps, and salads also make up the menu.

The City Burger restaurant offers carry-out and dine-in services and seats 58.

Sobh, who owns ten buildings on Van Dyke Avenue, knows a thing or two about the area. He believes that it's the perfect launching point for his City Burger brand, of which he hopes to open multiple locations eventually.

"It's a great corner," Sobh says of the intersection of Van Dyke and 12 Mile. "The city of Warren is a hopping place. And the Tech Center brings heavy traffic."

The City Burger menu features nine unique hamburgers, each named after a major American city. Among them are the New Yorker, a classic cheeseburger with choice of toppings; the Miami Burger, gluten- and soy-free vegan burger topped with guacamole and spicy mayonnaise; and the Detroiter, a double-decker burger topped with two kinds of cheese, a fried egg, and choice of toppings.

City Burger is located at 28925 Van Dyke Ave. in Warren.

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MJ Galbraith is a writer and musician living in Detroit. Follow him on Twitter @mikegalbraith.
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