Burger Time

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Burger Time
IndustryFast food
FoundedAugust 1987 (1987-08)
HeadquartersWest Fargo, North Dakota
ProductsFast food, including hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes.
BrandsHot 'n Now
WebsiteOfficial website

Burger Time is a regional chain of drive-through fast food restaurants that is headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota.[1] Its original restaurant was founded in Fargo, North Dakota in 1987, and it currently has nine locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.[2]


Burger Time's first location opened in Fargo, North Dakota, in August 1987,[3] and it quickly opened more locations upon its initial success.[4] The company was initially privately owned. Doug Geeslin, a Fargo-based investor, purchased the company from its founder. In 2004 Sterion, a medical devices company later renamed Sten Corporation, purchased Burger Time from Geeslin. Sten was controlled by Gary Copperud, president of CMM Properties, and CEO Kenneth Brimmer, a former president of Rainforest Cafe.[5] On April 29, 2007, Sten sold Burger Time to BTND LLC, a Colorado limited liability company owned by Copperud and Jeffrey A. Zinnecker and accepted all liabilities. The duo resigned from Sten's board of directors.[6]


Burger Time primarily operates outdoor restaurants which offer only drive-through or walk up service.[7] There is typically an outdoor seating area available as well as extra parking for customers who wish to eat in their vehicles.[1]


The company's menu includes hamburgers, french fries, soft drinks, and other typical fast food fare, sold in combinations or a la carte.[1] Their signature item is the "Bigger Burger", a 1/3 pound flame broiled burger.[1] Burger Time also purveys barbecue pulled pork and chicken sandwiches as well as apple pie.[3] The "Bigger Burger" combo accounts for 80% of a typical location's sales.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c d Bos, Mecca (September 7, 2016). "Fargo's Burger Time chain arrives in West St. Paul". City Pages. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Holdman, Jessica (January 15, 2013). "Long time Bismarck restaurant revamping, expanding". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Roundup: New dining options making progress". Palladium-Item. March 3, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "STEN CORP, Form 10KSB, Filing Date Dec 28, 2004". secdatabase.com. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Med-products firm flips for burgers". Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Converted by EDGARwiz". sec.gov. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. ^ Media, A. (2010). National JobBank 2010. Adams Media. p. 2491. ISBN 978-1-4405-1317-6. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Med-products firm flips for burgers". Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 6 April 2015. p.2

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