FastCasual.com, 2013 Top 100 Movers and Shakers: With a reputation for being technology-savvy, this Washington-based, better-burger chain allows its customers to order their meals via kiosk or guest-initiated, tableside iPads. David Jones, CEO, and his wife have opened their fifth restaurant in as many years and believe their success is due in part to… Read the full story
The Daily Herald, Persistence and technology give Blazing Onion Burger sizzle: David and Lorri Jones are blazing ahead with their fourth Blazing Onion Burger Co. restaurant, now under construction in the former Ruby’s Diner at Alderwood Mall. The Joneses started planning for the Alderwood restaurant shortly after they opened their Gig Harbor restaurant last year as the recession-battered economy continued to stumble. The three Blazing Onion Burger joints weren’t bumbling, thanks to… Read the full story
QSR Magazine, Ones to Watch: Every time David Jones opens a Blazing Onion Burger Company, the bar grows. Jones, CEO of the Pacific Northwest gourmet burger chain he founded with his wife, Lorri, says he is still searching for the right hybrid of fast-casual restaurant and full-service bar. In 2007, the first Blazing Onion opened… Read the full story
Weekly Volcano, Burger Bar on Steroids: Lit up like Costco? Check. Flat screen televisions everywhere you turn? Check. Ninety-nine percent of the appetizers deep-fried? Check. Just under twice as many desserts as salads? Check. Gluttony-minded portion sizes? Check. Welcome to Blazing Onion, Gig Harbor’s newest restaurant at Uptown, the city’s answer to upscale shopping and dining. Blazing Onion is… Read the full story
ConcepTrac, Gourmet Burger Chains Boast Fast-Casual Prices, FSR Settings: The burger segment shows no signs of slowing down. After all, by many accounts, Americans eat more hamburgers than any other type of food—more than 14 billion burgers annually. It is clear that the burger category continues to expand with the introduction of countless new concepts, many of which have gone… Read the full story
WESTSOUND Home & Garden, Ask for extra napkins: It’s the smell that lures you first. Make your way along Point Fosdick Drive in Gig Harbor at the right time of the day, and it curls in through open windows and air vents like an irresistible invitation. Even if you weren’t already planning on eating at the Blazing Onion Burger Co., your car may make the turn into the parking lot for you… Read the full story.