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News & Updates

Thursday
Nov202014

Happy Holidays from Square 1 Burgers & Bar!

We would like to thank you for your patronage and loyalty throughout the year. This holiday season we have an Awesome promotion for your holiday gift card needs:


For no hassle shopping, purchase gift cards from SQ1 for your employees and business associates.

Looking for a place to hold your office holiday celebration? Have it in one of our private dining "Burger Rooms." We also have a catering menu available for events or private parties; find it by clicking here.

Square 1 Burgers & Bar features 100% humanely raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins, including Angus, Buffalo, Kobe, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Portobello Mushroom and Vegan burgers. We also use locally-farmed vegetables in our fresh-made salads.

What better way to enjoy the holiday season than with SQ1's 3-4-5 Happy Hour? $5 Specialty Drinks, $4 Wines, and $3 Draft Beers! For information about upcoming specials and events at Square 1, please visit us on Facebook.

At Square 1 Burgers & Bar, our goal is to provide you with the best burgers, atmosphere and libations. We want you to visit Square 1 and find your Awesome, leaving our doors thinking "What a nice party!"

Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,
Square 1 Burgers & Bar

Friday
May232014

Another #Awesome Award!



Square 1 Burgers was voted as having the "Best Burgers" by SW Florida News Press readers! Add that to the great list of awards we've racked up recently, and we owe each and every one of you a huge thank you!


2014, 2013 "Best Burger"
Best of SW Florida, The News-Press

2014, 2013 "Best Burger"
TBO.com South Tampa News & Tribune Readers' Poll

2014, 2013 "Certificate of Excellence"
Ranked in the Top 10% Worldwide on TripAdvisor

2014 "Best Burger"
TBNWeekly.com Readers' Poll

Bill Shumate
2014 Restaurateur of the Year

FRLA

Joanie Corneil
2013 Business Woman of the Year Finalist

Tampa Bay Business Journal

2013 "Best Way to Dress Up Your Burger"
Florida Weekly

2013, 2012 "Best Burger"
Best of, Sarasota Magazine

2012 "Best Portobello Burger"
Best of the Bay Editor's Choice, Creative Loafing

Tuesday
Apr012014

Weekly Specials

Join us weekly for Happy Hour! Square One has always been a group favorite, but it's far from business as usual when you take a seat at our bar.

Tuesday:  All-American Tuesdays
Enjoy an All-American burger and a beer for only $10.99! What says America better than a burger and beer? Nothing, we say! Awesome.

Wednesday: $3 Onion Rings
Yes, you read that correctly. Our beer battered homemade onion rings are the best around and only $3 every Wednesday. Hump day is finally cool again!

Thursday: Thirsty Thursdays!
Thursday is the new Friday. From 3pm till close, take a seat at the Square 1 full bar and try one of our martinis for only $4, or select craft beers for just $3!

Daily Happy Hour Specials:
 

Wednesday
Mar052014

"In The Kitchen" with Square 1 Burgers

Want to go behind the grill at Florida's favorite gourmet burger joint? Grab a napkin for your watering mouth and take a peak! #Awesome
 


Wednesday
Jan152014

FRLA's 2014 Restaurateur of the Year!

A giant, AWESOME congrats to our very own Bill Shumate for being named
FRLA's 2014 Restaurateur of the Year!
 


At FRLA's annual gala, Hall of Fame Awards were given to individuals representing the industry. Qualifications for the prestigious Restaurateur Hall of Fame Award include having a personal record of industry achievement over a period of at least 20 years. Only those nominees who have attained career distinctions of the highest level and are held in high esteem for their distinguished service to their industry, community, charitable organizations and family were considered.  

The award was presented to Bill Shumate of Bella’s Italian Café in Tampa, Florida and Square 1 Burgers & Bar in various Tampa Bay locations, Sarasota and Fort Myers. Bill Shumate opened his first restaurant in Norman, Oklahoma in 1964, a burger joint called “Across the Street.” It was located across the street from the University of Oklahoma. Eventually, in the late 80's, Bill decided to help cultivate a vision to bring the people of Tampa authentic Italian cuisine. Twenty-four years later, he's still running Bella's Italian Cafe alongside his business partner and Executive Chef Joanie Corneil. Inspired by a yearning to go back to his burger restaurant roots, he began developing a new concept in 2006 for a burger restaurant in Tampa and named it "Square 1 Burgers." Bill is back to Square 1.  

FRLA
 

 

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"State Association honors restaurateur with location in University Park"
Bradenton Herald


TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association named Bill Shumate of Square 1 Burgers & Bar along University Parkway and in Fort Myers and Tampa the owner of Bella's Italian Café to its Hall of Fame.

Shumate was awarded the 2014 Restaurateur Hall of Fame Award Tuesday.

Shumate opened his first restaurant in Norman, Oklahoma in 1964, a burger joint called "Across the Street." It was located across the street from the University of Oklahoma. In the late 80's, Shumate decided to launch his misson of bringing the people of Tampa authentic Italian cuisine. Twenty-four years later, he's still running Bella's Italian Cafe alongside his business partner and Executive Chef Joanie Corneil.

Inspired by a yearning to go back to his burger restaurant roots, he began developing a new concept in 2006 for "Square 1 Burgers," bringing Shumate back to Square 1. 

 

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"Square 1 founder Shumate named to Hall of Fame"
Tampa Bay Business Journal


Bill Shumate of Square 1 Burgers has been named to the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association's Hall of Fame.

The award recognizes Shumate as the 2014 Restaurateur of the Year. Shumate began as a restaurant owner in Norman, Okla. in 1964 and came to Tampa in the late 1980s where he founded Bella's Italian Cafe, the Bradenton Herald said.

He still runs the cafe along with a business partner, but in 2006 he opened Square 1 Burgers. The name is a reference to his desire to go back to his roots as a burger joint owner, the Herald said. In addition to its Tampa location, the burger chain now has two in Sarasota, one in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers and Brandon, according to its website.