The opening of a new hamburger palace bearing the name of Miami Dolphins’ leg- endary Coach Don Shula is now expected by late summer or early autumn.
The Kendall Shula Burger at Market Square Shopping Center was tentatively scheduled to open in June but “permitting delays” will postpone its debut a few months, according to Pam Day, an executive at the company’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
The firm has hung a banner at the north- ern end of a commercial building where it has reserved 2,386 square feet of space, just west of the Walgreen’s corner building at SW 117th Avenue and 104th Streert.
An approximate 12-week period will be needed to equip the premises for the formal opening of the first location planned in Miami-Dade County for the new Florida- wide chain.
Besides the Kendall outlet, two additional restaurants planned for South Florida open- ings in 2012 include locations in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
Shula Burgers already are open at Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle in Islamorada in the Florida Keys and another at Tampa International Airport in the Southwest Airlines Terminal Building.
Shula’s “Signature Burgers” blend Black Angus beef, short rib and brisket and are offered with roasted peppers, fresh goat cheese, balsamic greens and roasted tomatoes. A “Southwest” burger features roasted corn and black bean salsa, charred red onion, pepper jack cheese topped with a chipotle spread.
The menu also provides “Create Your Burger” with toppings ranging from caramelized onions and avocado to double- cut peppered bacon strips, a “Veggie Burger,” chicken breast sandwich, made-to- order green salads, sweet potato fries, onion rings and milkshakes.
Other restaurants in Miami bearing the coach’s name include Shula’s Steak House, Shula’s 347 Grill, Shula’s 2 Steak and Sports, and Shula’s Bar and Grill.
For information, visit online at www.shulaburger.com or call 1-954-393-1920.