1. a hybrid word combining the English word "burger," short for hamburger, and the Japanese diminutive suffix expressing cuteness

2. an underground burger eatery serving highly customizable burgers that can be as simple or as complex as you'd like, with many components thoughtfully prepared in-house

3. a "cute" burger consisting of two 2-oz ground chuck patties, smashed to order, with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, and house-made thousand island sauce on a toasted Breadman Baking Co artisan bun


burger-chan brings umami-packed burgers to Greenway Plaza!

Chef Willet is out to prove that food court food can be high-quality, inventive, and delicious! What makes burger-chan special? Hand-formed burger patties that are sourced locally from 44 Farms; specialty house-made sauces like sambal mayo, chunky guacamole, scallion aioli, and barbecue sauce; taro root chips; and hand-spun milk shakes!

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5 Greenway Plaza Ste C630 Concourse Level Food Hub Houston, TX 77046


Monday - Friday
BREAKFAST: 7:00a - 10:30a
LUNCH: 10:30a - 2:00p

How to Find Us

If it's your first time coming here, it can be tricky!

We are located on the concourse level of 5 GWP (Greenway Plaza). You may enter from Buffalo Speedway, US 59 feeder road, Edloe Street, or Richmond Avenue. Look for signs for Visitor Parking for Building 5. We validate parking for two hours.

Once you've parked, enter 5 GWP through the glass doors. Keep walking forward and we'll be on the right, next to The Rice Box and Lulu's Mediterranean.

Still a little lost? Here's a short video that shows one way to get to us (thanks, Marcus Gee).

How to get to burger-chan! Made by Marcus Gee and Tim Wang.


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ON3 Media June 2019 Cost of Goods Podcast Featuring Willet Feng of burger-chan

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Who makes your ice cream? Our ice cream base is made in-house and started off as a variation of nuomi ice cream. Since then, we have been making incremental changes in our continued search for the best taste and texture. Milk, cream, sugar, and milk powder are the main ingredients. For those who cannot consume eggs, our shakes are safe – no eggs added. What’s in the turkey chili? Our chili uses ground turkey, vegetable aromatics (onions, garlic, bell peppers, carrots), plus a variety of dried chile peppers, spices, and herbs to create a complex but balanced flavor. What kind of beef do you use? Local 44 Farms ground beef blend. Where do you get your buns from? We use Sheila Partin’s sweet sourdough buns from Sweet Mesquite Bakery, a local company. They are similar to King’s Hawaiian Rolls in flavor, but have a texture better suited for burgers. What are your special sauces, like the scallion aioli and sambal mayo? The scallion aioli is a garlicky green onion mayo. It has a vibrant flavor profile that some describe as “sharp.” It pairs well with oily and/or strong flavored foods. The sambal mayo is our version of a spicy mayo. It starts off with our house-made sambal paste – a southeast Asian chili pepper condiment. Our version has onions, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, dried chilies, palm sugar, and fermented shrimp paste – therefore, it is not vegan-friendly. Also, it is quite spicy! Although not “special,” our BBQ sauce is made from scratch, too. Our version is sweet and smoky. What type of oil do you use? We cook and fry with canola oil. It is free of trans fats, flavor neutral, and considered better than other vegetable oils. What vegetarian options do you have? Our current vegetarian option is a soy-marinated fried eggplant “patty” that may be subbed for the beef patty in any burger. Our fries and taro chips are vegetarian, too. We also offer a vegetarian chili with all the seasonings that come with the regular chili, but with beans instead of meat (3 beans: kidney, great white northern, and black). You can also order vegetarian chili cheese fries.