Last night marked the final pop-up at Divisadero's Mojo Bicycle Cafe for Wes Rowe and his ultra-popular, all-brisket WesBurger. It was packed. "Almost every week at Mojo, I can tell who the first 20 or so burgers will go to," Rowe told Hoodline, "I know my customers by first name."

Now, Rowe is on to the next: His opening-soon brick-and-mortar called WesBurger 'N' More at 2240 Mission Street (at 18th), a development about which we learned last fall, and which we've got photos of for you now.


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The opening date for the new home of Rowes' cast-iron skillet-cooked burgers hasn't yet been determined, but could be any day now. The menu, we're assured, has all the hits like his Jack in the Box-inspired "Hot Wes," a play on the fast food chain's "Hot Mess." Rowe tops that one with onion rings, queso (a nod to his Texas roots), and pickled jalapeños.

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As you would expect from the 'N' More tag, Rowe will have plenty of non-burger items to enjoy, even paying homage to his days as another pop-up, Uncle Brother's Chicken. Expect Nashville-style chicken and even, indeed, a fried chicken burrito.


WesBurger 'N' More has a retro soda fountain ambiance (root beer floats, anyone?) with a long counter, booth seating, and a communal table. As for adult sodas, expect beers on tap, Lone Stars by the bottle, and house punches.

And don't call burgers a trend — especially to Rowe, who has blogged religiously about the form for Serious Eats' A Hamburger Today blog. But if you've noticed standalone burger joints like Kronnerburger popping up in the last couple of years, well, you're not alone in using the T-word. Some say it's demand, with restaurants who are known for their burger getting so many orders each day that it makes sense to give them pride of place of the menu. At WesBurger, it's getting just that. And what can we say? Burgers are good, son.

Wesburger 'N' More - 2240 Mission Street at 18th