Babylon Village might be adding another restaurant to the business district if everything works out – BurgerFi, a new all-natural burger chain, is looking into a space on Deer Park Avenue.
BurgerFi representatives spoke at last Thursday's Planning Board meeting, discussing their plans and showing renderings of the expected interior of a space at the former Food Mart at 94 Deer Park Avenue.
The 2,000 square foot restaurant would consist of 11 tables with 44 seats inside and operate much like other restaurants in the area, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on most days.
BurgerFi would be the in-between of a regular sit-down restaurant and a fast-food joint where patrons would order their food at a counter, then go sit down and the order is delivered to the table by a waiter.
BurgerFi currently does not have any open locations on Long Island, but two are being built in Oceanside and Woodbury. A location in New York City has already opened at 2nd Avenue.
The BurgerFi menu consists of American classics – burgers, hot dogs and french fries – and would even sell beer and wine to be consumed only within the confines of the restaurant.
According to their website, "BurgerFi focuses on all-natural, grass-fed beef" and "Each BurgerFi store is built according to environmentally sustainable best practices, and includes earth-friendly elements, like chairs that are made from recycled Coke bottles, tables made out of compressed recycled wood, and large fans that use 66% less electricity."
The Planning Board did not make a final decision on the proposed restaurant, citing additional approvals necessary from the Architectural Review Board for changes to the front windows and the Board of Trustees for a use change at the property.