At Black Iron Burger, our experience is like no other and nobody beats our meat. Crafted in-house with amazing flavors, our commitment is to always use the highest quality, fresh ingredients, and source them from diverse cultures around the world.
Designed to be guilt-free and available in smaller portions, our American meets Spaniard/Mediterranean-inspired burgers will transform your taste buds, whether you are health-conscious, an instagram-worthy foodie, or a passionate diner.
Every Black Iron Burger is grilled to perfection through our innovative process, ensuring the unique flavors or freshness are never lost and are made of all-natural, lifetime antibiotic, steroid, and hormone-free meats.
Black Iron Burger (BIB) originated in the East Village in 2008 by a well-known New York local restaurateur. The burger restaurant joint was a local favorite for many years, but when massive competitors popped up in the city, it failed to keep up with the competition, causing the owner to sell the defunct burger joint. In 2013, Spaniard entrepreneur Victor Ortega and Executive Chef Jaime Guardiola (later joined by Chef Pedro Ruiz-Ocejo and Chef Luis Carlos Perez), arrived from their native of Seville, Spain, looking for new opportunities in the big apple. Having left their home country, and with minimal familiarity of the American fast food culture and language (all chefs coming from fine dining training), the partners drive to succeed. With an eye for business, and passion for cooking, they saw potential in the untenanted establishment, therefore decided to jump on the opportunity.
Their first move, was to change the original concept by revamping the menu and switching out the type of meats the old owner used to an all-natural and healthier options. The new management team's mission, was to create an amazing experience for the sophisticated and health conscious foodies of the city who wanted to enjoy the classic American dishes without guilt. Despite the extremely challenging and high-risk move by the Spain natives, their vision eventually paid off.
When taking the Black Iron Burger brand, the team were a bit skeptical about showing people that the classic American burger recipes were all created by a group of Spaniard chefs, because they feared that people would be turned off by it, and they didn’t want to lose the solid reputation the original owner was able to build. But, as they begun to grow and more people found out about the roots and the inspiration behind the BIB recipes, they quickly found that they were wrong. People from all over the world really embraced the Spaniard culture and style of cooking, and the new menu and burgers were such a success leading the team to open up Black Iron Burger Midtown West in 2014, followed by Black Iron Burger Chelsea in 2015, Black Iron Brooklyn in 2018 and Vanderbilt and Columbus Circle in 2019.