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New Restaurant Serves Up Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers

The Farmington Hills restaurant features a chandelier in what was the children's play area of the former Burger King.

Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers celebrates a grand opening. Video credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers celebrates a grand opening. Video credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers, which opened Jan. 9 in Farmington Hills, offers patrons a chance to dine on casual fare in real style.

The interior of the former Burger King on Orchard Lake Road now features a chandelier hanging in what was a children's play area. Brent Skaggs, one of the restaurant parent company's six owners, said it took four months to transform the 45-year-old building. 

Skaggs said the Farmington Hills design is an "elevated" version of the company's Flint restaurant.

"This will be the model we will franchise off of going forward," he said.

There are a dozen burgers on the Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers menu, including black bean and grilled salmon, with 44 toppings and the option to have a gluten-free bun. The restaurant has a liquor license and serves regional craft beers.  

Skaggs said since the "soft opening", customers have given the restaurant rave reviews. Greater Farmington Area Chamber members who attended a Jan. 17 ribbon cutting gave the samples of burgers, fries, sweet potato fries and other fare rave reviews. 

The most common reaction, Skaggs said, has been "it's freakin' unbelievable!".  

Learn more at freakinburgers.com.
John Ferguson January 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM
I thought the burrger was very good and fresh and priced affordably. I can probably do with out the double patty some of the time though. The service was great and the manager was very friendly and down to earth. I look forward to going back. I think it's better than 5 guys, and possibly better than Smashburger. I like that it is the closest of the 3 to me too.
Andy January 24, 2014 at 04:08 PM
great food as well, they did wonders on the old and former run down Burger King store. Prices are reasonable and many options for the burgers. The manager came around to patrons tables and chatted and seemed genuinely interested in feedback, the food blows away all the fast food places in the area for not much more money
Angela January 26, 2014 at 09:18 AM
I've been a couple times now and the burgers are great and I think priced reasonably and a step above Five Guys. They have a Very expansive menu. I have suggested adding a goat cheese burger to the menu and hope to see that soon. As a french fry lover, though, I do think their fries are cooked too hard. I have asked for them cooked lightly and they were still cooked hard when I got them. Next time I'll forgo the regular french fries and try their sweet potato fries. The atmosphere is cozy there and the service is very prompt. I'm very particular about the cleanliness of a restaurant that I go to and this one fits the bill. I hope it stays that way.
dprestia January 28, 2014 at 08:36 AM
I won't be taking my kids there I don't want to asking for a freakin hamburger you jerks couldn't come up with a better name.
Jim Sparks January 28, 2014 at 10:22 AM
dprestia: Really? Your poor kids. Do you make them wear earplugs and eye covers when they go out in public as well?

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