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Made in Idaho: Goodburger

Boise-born burger joint is a hit
Posted: 9:35 AM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-17 16:59:36Z

For those of you in Boise looking for a place to find a good burger, you don't need to look any further than a place that says it all in the name. In today's Made in Idaho, we go inside Boise's own Goodburger.

Are you hungry yet? These are just a couple of the hundreds of burgers being served up at the Boise-born restaurant chain Goodburger.

"It's a burger joint but it's a high-quality burger joint so we take a burger and we make it better," said Goodburger Owner and CEO Nick Jones.

The name might sound a little familiar if you grew up in the 90's.

"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?"

"I initially got the idea for the name there but kind of put my own spin on it. It's a great movie and, yeah," said Jones.

The owners says it's easy to separate the two-location Boise chain from the movie, and other burger joints, with their thick battered fries and locally-sourced ingredients.

"High quality bun, high quality meat, so all of our meat is the highest-quality meat you can get, we don't really cut corners in that area so when you're biting into it, you're biting into a really nice, juicy, delicious, good burger," said Jones.

"I've had people make comments like these are the best fries I've ever had, these fries are like the donut of fries. That was kind of a fun one like oh ok, like!" said Goodburger Partner Brady Gaschler.

Jones and Gaschler are both Boise-area natives, so giving back to their community and beyond has been in the plans from the beginning.

"We're looking to do good through volunteerism with our employees, or giving back to local non-profits, or even funding missions in third-world countries that give health care to those who wouldn't normally have access to it," said Gaschler.

There's currently two Boise Goodburger locations with a third on the way, and franchises are being bought and opened in other states as well. But no matter how big it gets, it's home will be right here in Idaho.

"There's that gratification when the people I know and the people here in the community get to come and partake of something that's actually growing that started here in Boise, Idaho. It does give me that sense of gratification to really know like look, things can come from here. Look what can happen!" said Jones.

"I've lived in other states but at the end of the day, I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. The Treasure Valley is obviously a really special place. For me to be a part of something that is kind of becoming a staple here, it's absolutely, I really don't have words for it, I'm at a loss," said Gaschler.

"I got a chance to try one of their creations, and as corny as it sounds...that...is a good burger," said Matt Sizemore.