Dearborn-based restaurant and juice bar Brome Modern Eatery is expanding to downtown Detroit next month. The popular spot known for its halal burgers and shakes is in the process of setting up shop inside a space at 607 Shelby Street.
Owner Sam Abbas opened his first location in 2015 along Michigan Avenue in Dearborn at Brome Burgers & Shakes. In mid-2017 the company changed its name to Brome Modern Eatery to reflect the addition of the restaurant’s new Balence Bar, which makes fresh juices, smoothies, and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Chef Zane Makky’s menu features options such as the One-Eyed Brome — a burger featuring a fried egg, provolone, avocado, beef bacon, tomato, and mayonnaise on a brioche roll — and the the Pub-Style Fried Fish sandwich prepared with fried haddock, coleslaw, tomato, and remoulade. Burgers are priced based on the type of patty customers select with a choice between all natural beef patties or grass-fed, organic patties.
Brome also serves several choices of salad, loaded fries and tater tots. For dessert there’s always shakes and concretes in flavors like malted chocolate, cornflake, and salted caramel.
A representative for Brome tells Eater that Detroit’s outpost will have a similar format to the Dearborn location including the Balence Bar. The restaurant is expected to debut by mid-February with a grand opening later in the month. It’s currently hiring employees to staff the restaurant.
Brome may not stop at downtown Detroit either. The representative confirms that the mini chain’s owner is currently exploring “several areas” around metro Detroit for its next location.