Two years after establishing business in New Canaan, is now fueling customers in Stamford. The boutique burger restaurant with the vibrant colors and roadside station-feel, recently opened its second operation in 3 Landmark Square, moving the owners a step closer to realizing a dream.
"We wanted to see how Station Eats would work in a more densely populated area," co-owner Nicholas Type said. "It also created a unique opportunity for us because there is nothing like it in Stamford. We generated a buzz in New Canaan and are excited about seeing how it will do here. Our goal is to become a franchise."
Everything is made-to-order at Station Eats with organically raised beef and veggie burgers, nitrate-free hot dogs, sloppy joes, organic fries, antibiotic and hormone-free milkshakes. It's a hearty menu, but the economy is still a little soft as it tries to recover from a severe downturn. However, that didn't stop the owners from cutting the ribbons to their new place.
"You have to worry about it," said Type, a London, England native and Darien resident. "I think we are a relatively recession resistant. We can basically ride the wave up and down. But our price point is very fair. You can have a high-quality meal for a very good price."
There is another thing at Station Eats that its customers might find unique. The burger boutique will soon be serving high-octane milkshakes that will have more than just a little kick to them.
"It'll be fun for the grown-ups," said Type. "We put a nice spin on the classic American milkshake. We have one with vodka, Kahlua, strawberry and graham crackers all mixed together. There is one with bourbon, chocolate, Oreos and ice cream blended together. We're going to start with three, then [branching] out from there."
Station Eats in Stamford covers 1,800 square feet, doubling the size of the restaurant in New Canaan. It also has a patio that overlooks Atlantic Street, "It has a beautiful setting and I think people will enjoy the atmosphere, especially after work."