Roam Artisan Burgers Expands to Six Locations Throughout the Bay Area, New Tri-Valley Restaurant Opening at City Center Bishop Ranch (San Ramon, CA)


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Roam Artisan Burgers Expands to Six Locations Throughout the Bay Area,

New Tri-Valley Restaurant Opening at City Center Bishop Ranch (San Ramon, CA)


New Menu Items:

Lamb Burger & Seasonal Spritz


“Top 10 Burgers in the United States”

Bon Appétit Magazine


“San Franciscans leave In-N-Out Burger and Umami to the tourists… Instead, locals get their fix at Roam Artisan Burgers.”

Condé Nast Traveler


San Francisco, Calif. The San Francisco Bay Area’s premier sustainable burger destination, Roam Artisan Burgers, announces today the official opening (February 11) of its sixth location at City Center Bishop Ranch in the Tri-Valley region serving the greater East Bay cities of San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, and Dublin/Pleasanton. Roam Artisan Burgers is the latest premium brand to open at the new $300 million retail center designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano (California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, CA; Whitney Museum – New York, NY) in collaboration with BAR Architects. With its rapid expansion throughout San Francisco, Uptown Oakland, Lafayette, San Mateo, and San Ramon, Roam instills its “pasture to plate” methodology providing Bay Area communities with delicious and healthy fine-casual dining options readily available at their fingertips.


A globally-inspired approach applied to the quintessentially American burger culture has set Roam Artisan Burgers apart. Roam is on a trailblazing path, sourcing excellent quality ingredients from top local purveyors and applying eco-conscious business practices throughout its restaurants. Roam serves as a vehicle for meaningful change for owners Josh Spiegelman and Lynn Gorfinkle – two savvy entrepreneurs determined to have a positive impact on the Earth. Two outdoor mega-enthusiasts, Josh and Lynn advocate for the highest environmental standards to serve as the pillars of Roam Artisan Burgers. Roam’s 100% grass-fed beef and nutrient-rich proteins (beef, bison, turkey, elk, lamb) are procured from ranchers and farmers dedicated to traditional methods of agriculture. Roam exclusively serves proteins humanely raised on open pastures.


“Roam’s mission is to enhance people’s lives through better eating by serving delicious food that is made with nutrient-rich, high-quality ingredients,” says Josh Spiegelman. “We are thrilled to support and promote local farmers, ranchers and artisans that positively contribute to the health of the planet,” says Lynn Gorfinkle.


Established in 2010, Roam has flipped the burger business on its head with an innovative sustainability-focused model where more than 80% of its materials are compostable. Roam’s state-of-the-art recycling and composting programs divert waste from landfills with food scraps and packaging composted and converted into fertilizer, which is used to grow more food. Roam’s expeller pressed high-oleic sunflower oil used for cooking fries helps fuel San Francisco’s hybrid Muni buses.


Roam’s menu, approachable for diners of any type (carnivores, omnivores, vegan, gluten-free), features a selection of patties and craveable burger styles from which to choose. Popular styles include the Tejano (Pepper Jack, Jalapeño Relish, Avocado, Tomato, White Corn Strips, Herb Ranch), Sunny Side (Organic Free-Range Egg, Fontina, Caramelized Onions, Greens, Tomato, Chili Sauce), and French and Fries (Truffle Parmesan Fries, Gruyère, Avocado, Caramelized Onions, Watercress, Piquant Sauce, Whole Grain Mustard). In addition to the pasture-raised meat options listed above, guests may opt for Roam’s critically acclaimed house-made Veggie Burger, which is organic, gluten free and vegan. Roam’s artisan burger buns are custom made by Pacific Coast Baking Company.


Salads and Seasonal Veggies at Roam are made with the freshest California produce. Fries choices are second to none with Russet Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, and the Zucchini Onion Haystack. Enjoy all three in the form of “The Fry-Fecta,” and top with a custom seasoning (Seasonal: Tandoori with Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce; Chipotle Maple; Truffle Parmesan made with real Parmigiano-Reggiano and Black Truffle Salt).


Sodas are crafted in-house with fruit that is harvested at its peak of ripeness and are lightly sweetened with low-glycemic agave nectar (unique soda flavors include Prickly Pear, Caramelized Pineapple, Meyer Lemon, and more). Shakes are made with organic dairy from pasture-raised cows at Straus Family Creamery. Fan favorites include the Salted Caramel shake topped with a brûléed marshmallow. Kombucha is locally produced, raw, organic and served on tap. Menu items contain no corn syrup, no hormones, no antibiotics and no added trans-fats. All locations have energy-efficient appliances, power-conscious LED lighting, and are constructed using reclaimed wood.


A perfect choice for families, date nights, work lunches/dinners, and/or an outing for a casual meal, Roam Artisan Burgers are inclusive restaurants where all are welcome. Intentionally located in neighborhoods with a variety of fitness studios (yoga, gyms, Pilates) and great accessibility to outdoor activities (hiking, biking, surfing), Roam is a great post-workout gathering spot. All six locations provide a warm environment with open seating, outdoor patio dining and a communal table, as well as a bar serving exceptional local craft beers and wine-on-tap.


2019 is a marquee year for owners Lynn and Josh as they expand Roam’s presence throughout the Bay Area. Roam Artisan Burgers operates on the basis of kaizen (a Japanese word meaning “continuous improvement”); Josh and Lynn are continuously forging incremental changes for the betterment of its guests and the global ecosystem.


Coinciding with the opening at City Center Bishop Ranch, Roam Artisan Burgers features two new menu items including a Lamb Burger and a Blood Orange Seasonal White Wine Spritz.


About Roam Artisan Burgers

Roam Artisan Burgers is a fine-casual dining destination that sources flavorful, nutrient-rich meats from animals that are humanely raised on open pastures. Roam Artisan Burgers offers delicious proteins, salads, sides, shakes and sodas crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients procured from the foremost regional purveyors. Owners Josh Spiegelman and Lynn Gorfinkle exclusively partner with ranchers and farmers who tend to the land with integrity. Through several years of living in Tokyo, Japan and Bologna, Italy, Josh brings to Roam a global perspective based on the spirit of eating healthy and delicious foods in a communal setting. As a certified Nutrition Counselor and former Operations Manager with Viking Range, Lynn’s recipe development was honed as a chef, instructor, manager and marketer at leading companies in the culinary world.


Over the past decade, Roam Artisan Burgers has contributed to numerous charities and organizations including Best Buddies International and Raphael House of San Francisco; as well as local schools, performance theaters, sports teams, and youth organizations in communities where Roam is located.


Roam Artisan Burgers currently has six locations, including at 1785 Union Street (San Francisco), 1923 Fillmore Street (San Francisco), 23 Lafayette Circle (Lafayette), 3081 South Delaware Street (San Mateo), 1951 Telegraph Avenue (Uptown Oakland), and 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd at City Center Bishop Ranch (San Ramon).


What Local Purveyors Are Saying About Roam Artisan Burgers

“We are proud to provide organic ice cream to make Roam’s delicious shakes for nearly a decade now. Their help supports our mission to sustain local family farms and revitalize rural communities. We appreciate Roam’s commitment to

sustainable organic dairy farming, strong communities and the health of the planet.”

Albert Straus, Founder/CEO of Straus Family Creamery


“Since Roam’s first location, we have been thrilled to be the antibiotic-free, premium turkey choice on their menus.

Our family is very thankful for the opportunity to partner with a group whose commitment to high-quality food

and passion for sustainable practices is so in line with those of the Diestel Family Ranch. Our like-minded, eco-conscious

values make us a great fit together, and we can’t wait for guests at Roam’s latest City Center Bishop Ranch location to enjoy the

authentic and satisfying taste of a burger made with our premium turkey.”

Heidi Diestel, Turkey Farmer at the Diestel Family Ranch


“Roam Artisan Burgers has been a truly amazing partner for Golden Gate Meat company since their initial flagship store

opened on Union Street. Together we have partnered to create the absolute best menu for the public to enjoy with peace of mind

that they as the customer are getting the best possible sustainably raised product offered in the business. If you start with a high-quality protein this creates the recipe for success. You can taste the difference! Roam Artisan Burgers have taken their mission

 to the next level and Golden Gate is proud to serve a customer with such high standards as they have always expected. Thank you Roam Artisan Burgers for your dedication and commitment to the restaurant industry as a whole and congratulations on

 your new opening of the San Ramon store, we wish you much success in all that you do.”

Justin Offenbach, COO of Golden Gate Meat Company


“I am part of a family who has been raising cattle in Montana since 1901. We have learned over our 118 years raising cattle that eco-conscious, sustainable production standards make for healthier land, air, water, and livestock. On behalf of those of us at 4K Cattle Co. we want to express our excitement on continuing to work with and grow with Roam. Roam operates with the highest standards of sustainability and environment-friendly business practices and we’re proud to work along side of them.”

Derek F. Kampfe, Owner of 4K Cattle Co.


“At LA & SF Specialty, we are so excited about the opening of the 6th Roam Artisan Burgers location at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon! We believe a local, sustainable food system is socially and environmentally responsible, helps maintain unique regional varieties, and is vital to a strong local economy. Also important, local peak of season fruits and vegetables are the ripest, freshest, and most flavorful to eat! That’s why we love partnering with Roam. Their commitment to the land and improving the health of our planet and our communities is so closely aligned with our own company values. Together, we work closely to provide seasonal produce from local farms with sustainable growing practices so we can eat healthier in every sense of the word.”

Jin Ju Wilder, Director of Marketing at LA & SF Specialty


“For the Donnelly family, personal food choices are simple foods made with good techniques and the best ingredients we can find. Our candies are the same, made with great recipes and the best ingredients we can buy. We appreciate the Roam community loves

our caramel sauce, which they use in their salted caramel shake. It is really fun to know every day a little bit of our caramel sauce makes someone’s lunch and day better.”

Richard H. Donnelly, Owner/Founder of Donnelly Chocolates


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