Burger Time

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This article is about the fast food restaurant. For the video game, see BurgerTime.
Burger Time
Industry Food
Founded August 1987 (1987-08)
Headquarters West Fargo, North Dakota
Products Fast food, including hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes.
Brands Hot 'n Now
Website Official website

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


Burger Time's first location opened in Fargo, North Dakota, in August 1987, and it quickly opened more locations upon its initial success.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]


Burger Time primarily operates outdoor restaurants which offer only drive-through or walk up service. Most restaurants offer two drive through lanes (one on each side, so the left side is typically used by vehicles with someone sitting in the front seat). There is typically an outdoor seating area available as well as extra parking for customers who wish to eat in their vehicles.


Burger Time offers hamburgers, french fries, soft drinks, and other typical fast food fare, sold in combinations or a la carte. Their signature item is the "Bigger Burger", a 1/3 pound flame broiled burger. Burger Time also offers barbecue pulled pork and chicken sandwiches as well as apple pie. The "Bigger Burger" combo accounts for 80% of a typical location's sales.[4]


Burger Time uses the slogans "It's Burgertime!", and "More good food for the money". Their "Bigger Burger" is advertised as being larger than that of their competitors, while being sold at a less expensive price.


  1. ^ "STEN CORP - Annual Report (Small Business Issuers) (10KSB) ITEM 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS". edgar-online.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Med-products firm flips for burgers". Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Converted by EDGARwiz". sec.gov. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Med-products firm flips for burgers". Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 6 April 2015.  p.2

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