Utah August 03, 2017
The World’s Best Pastrami Burger Can Be Found Right Here In Utah
If you’ve lived in Utah very long, you’ve certainly discovered the pastrami burger. It’s offered at many locally-owned burger joints, but one restaurant helped put it on the map. Take a look!
Crown Burger was founded by John & Rula Katzourakis and Rula's brother, Nick Katsanevas in 1978. Shown is the Millcreek location, at 3190 S. Highland Drive. There are currently seven Crown Burger locations in the Salt Lake valley and Layton.
In the 1980s, the owners hired Ken deCondé to design the interiors of four restaurants. The Highland Drive location still has its French and Belgian tapestries, massive stone fireplace and a massive cuckoo clock from Germany. The best pastrami burger in the world has a pretty swanky home.
While all of Crown Burgers' flame-broiled hamburgers are delicious, the signature burger is the Crown Burger. It includes a hamburger patty, lettuce, tomato onion, fry sauce, and a heaping portion of tender pastrami.
According to the New York Times, the pastrami burger was invented by a restaurant in California, but one of the Katsanevas brothers (who learned the recipe from a Turkish restaurant owner there) brought it to Utah with him.
Now you'll find plenty of imitators throughout Utah, but there's just nothing like a Crown Burger.
Get your Crown Burger with some fries, onion rings, and of course...fry sauce.
Crown Burger has seven locations:
377 East 200 South, Salt Lake City
118 North 300 West, Salt Lake City
2684 South 3200 West, Salt Lake City
3190 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City
1986 North Main Street, Layton
3270 South State Street, South Salt Lake
9604 South State Street, Sandy
Do you love pastrami burgers? Where is your favorite place to get one?