2 buffburgers shutter

Buff Houston burger joint announces surprise shutter of 2 locations

Buff Houston burger joint announces surprise shutter of 2 locations

BuffBurger Sara Paul Burden
BuffBurger owners Sara and "Buff" Burden. Photo by Robert Jacob Lerma

Houstonians have a seemingly limitless appetite for burgers, but even the hottest trends have their limits. One local burger restaurant has closed two of its three locations as it begins the process of "reevaluating its long-term growth strategy and seeking new partners and opportunities."

Sara and Paul "Buff" Burden have closed the Westchase and Montrose locations of BuffBurger, the couple announced. The restaurant's original location in Spring Branch (1014 Wirt Rd.) remains open.

“While we’re disappointed that we’re closing the doors to two of our locations, we’re also excited to regroup and identify what’s next in our growth strategy,” Sara Burden, BuffBurger's co-owner and chief operating officer, said in a statement. “We encourage all of our fans to continue to join us at the Spring Valley/Memorial location.”

Burden has yet to respond to CultureMap's request for comment on the specific circumstances that led to the closing of the two locations, both of which opened in 2018. 

Opened in 2015, BuffBurger has earned fans thanks to its use of high-quality ingredients like beef from 44 Farms and goat cheese from Pure Luck Farms as well as an extensive selection of housemade buns, condiments, and sides. In addition to beef patties, the menu includes chicken, ahi tuna, and falafel. The restaurant ranks 84 on CultureMap's list of Houston's Top 100 restaurants.