Restaurant adviser Hayden expects the region to gain at least eight franchise startups this year — among them Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Brothers Burger, Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries and Vera’s Burger Shack.I'm assuming that means there will be a Brothers Burger franchise in Salem. A google search turned up this website for a Philippine based burger company. I thought it was interesting considering Burgerville does not have a restaurant in Salem. It also might be worth noting that Five Guys is adding a second franchise in SE Salem on Commercial, where Izzy's used to be. So who does this competition affect more, the fast food chains or the mom and pops?
“Brothers (Burger) is going to put in 30 (sites) from Seattle to Salem,” Hayden said.
Brothers Burgers to Open in Salem(Rumor)
During an interview with the Colombian newspaper in Vancouver WA, a restaurant consultant from Portland mentioned the possibility of Brothers Burger opening in Salem. The article is about Burgerville and the consultant is talking about the competitive market for ground beef sandwiches. Here's a copy and paste of the quote: