The anticipated second outpost of Brome Modern Eatery — Dearborn’s popular spot for burgers, shakes, and juices — will debut on Saturday, May 12, in downtown Detroit. The fast-casual burger spot is located at 607 Shelby St. The restaurant’s accompanying juice bar called Balence Bar will be located on the pedestrian bridge that connects the 607 building and the State Savings Bank.
Like its predecessor in Dearborn, the 6,000-square-foot Detroit restaurant will feature a two-story “living wall” of pants that will stretch across portions of the ceiling, according to a release. Brome’s team also hired local artist Kyle Danley also known as Wetiko to create a mural for the space.
Owner Sam Abbas opened Brome Modern Eatery (formerly Brome Burgers & Shakes) on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn in 2015. Last year the company changed its name in order to reflect the addition of the restaurant’s new Balence Bar, which offers juices, smoothies, and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Brome is known for offering organic and grass-fed beef options as well as loaded french fries and creative shakes in flavors like cornflake and salted caramel. Its format and presentation is not unlike national chain Shake Shack. Brome’s menu in downtown Detroit will be similar to its other location but with some new additions including a buttermilk fried crispy chicken sandwich. Everyone’s new favorite “bleeding” veggie burger the Impossible Burger will also be on the menu.
The grand opening party will feature an appearance by Detroit Lions Player Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Ezekiel Ansah Foundation, which supports youth sports and education.