Pincho Factory celebrated five successful years with a 5 Years, 5 Days, 5 Chefs.
To commemorate the milestone for the Miami-born fast casual brand, what better way than killer burgers and free beers? For the promotion, Pincho Factory co-owners Nedal Ahmad, Otto Othman and Nizar Ahmad invited some of Miami’s hottest chefs and culinary personalities to create five unique burgers, with a different chef’s creation highlighted at both Pincho locations, one a day for five days Monday, Nov. 9th – Friday, Nov. 13th, 2015. 9860 SW 40th Street Miami(Bird Road) |30 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables.
The chefs invited where Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House, Glass & Vine), Jose Mendin (Pubbelly Group), Aaron Brooks (EDGE Steak + Bar), Phil Bryant (Local Craft Food & Drink) and Sef Gonzalez (Miami’s own Burger Beast). Descriptions of each burger below, in chronological order:
11/9: Burger Beast’s Cousin Otto Burger, an ode to Pincho Factory co-owner Otto Othman, will feature Pincho Factory’s own signature burger patty, sweet chili sauce, jalapeños, bacon, pepper jack cheese (optional) on a brioche roll with Cajun fries.
1/10: The Local’s Phil Bryant’s El Camino – burger patty, sweet potato tots, Ropa Vieja, Swiss cheese and Mojo ketchup.
1/11: Jose Mendin’s Le Pincho Royale comes complete with foie gras & shortrib pincho, gruyere cheese and black truffle jus.
11/12: Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Calle Ocho Burger will feature Angus beef, fried onion, potato, sweet plantains, smoked cream cheese, guava ketchup and mojo.
11/13: EDGE Steak + Bar’s Aaron Brooks will celebrate with an Aussie lamb burger.
“To honor five years of Pincho Factory, we wanted to celebrate with five people who have really changed the way Miamians eat and think about food in the city,” says Othman. “We’re huge fans of these folks and thrilled they’d take the time and share their talents with us and our fans.”
On November 10, 2010, cousins Nedal Ahmad, Otto Othman and Nizar Ahmad opened the flagship Pincho Factory location in Miami’s Westchester neighborhood, with only $6.27 to their name. Followed by the opening of the Coral Gables location in October 2013, the concept caught the attention of Lee Schrager, the Founder of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Schrager invited Pincho Factory to participate in the 2015 Amstel Light Burger Bash, where Nedal’s Croquetesa burger won the highly-coveted Amstel Light People’s Choice Award. The team has since opened an outpost in the 300 section of the AmericanAirlines Arena, has several franchise projects in the pipeline and looking forward to the opening of its third corporate store later this year in Hialeah.
9860 SW 40th Street Miami(Bird Road) |30 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables.