A Trip Advisor list named the restaurant’s Bobo Chili Cheeseburger the best in America in 2018. Now, Al’s Burgers is teaming up with Beer Study to expand into the former Boot space next door on University Drive. Beer Study’s expansion makes room for Al’s, a private event space and a separate soccer-focused pub with a full bar called The Boot Room. They expect to complete the expansion in March.

Amid expansion plans, Al’s Burger Shack filed for bankruptcy last week. Al’s Burger Shack said all restaurants would remain open while the company’s debts are restructured, attributing the bankruptcy to the quick expansion.

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