Welcome to #handcrafted gourmet burger bar

exacting standards: "rigid or severe in demands or requirements. requiring close application or attention."

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#giving for the sake of giving

sauces for scholarships. university of nevada. local charities.

one of our core principles is, and always will be, giving for the sake of giving. every december, 100% of profits from our brand new handcrafted jams, sauces and marinades, go to the nicholas hackstaff university of nevada memorial foundation scholarship. nicholas was a loved member of the handcrafted family we lost in december of 2020. have a group or team doing amazing things for our community? we would love to hear from you to see if we may be able to help!

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chef inspired concept. gourmet. on a bun.

#discipline: to study, learn, train and apply a system of strict standards.


"#handcrafted gourmet burger bar was developed & created as a place where gourmet and fast casual meet. on a bun. a place where discipline, quality ingredients and exacting standards reigns supreme. a place where every one of our guests' perfection is, in turn, our passion." jay hackstaff, chef & owner #handcrafted gourmet burger bar. we are taking fast casual to a whole new level. from our house sauce and spicy mustard, to our brewers cabinet beer cheese sauce and guacamole, there are very few ingredients which are not handcrafted in house. we offer true gourmet flavors like our #asada #duck & #ribeye patties made in house, locally owned durham ranch grass fed or wagyu beef, and steak trim patty. not in the mood for beef? try our hand breaded #chicken & waffles, grilled chicken marinated 48 hours or our signature 100% handcrafted in house #crabcakes. we love our vegans too! plant based #impossible burger with vegan honey mustard or smashed vegan chickpea & avocado sandwich with vegan bacon on organic whole grain wheat bread. our polenta and jalapeno cheddar grits are always cooked to order. at #handcrafted gourmet burger bar, we are a chef inspired, award winning restaurant that prides ourselves on meeting, then exceeding, all of your expectations. our philosophy will always remain simple. your perfection is our passion.

2022 scholarship winners

nicholas hackstaff memorial foundation scholarship

awarded annually to university of nevada students & created for one of the most incredible, talented and brightest minds, bringing a strong design voice to the table, while going against popular opinion. we want to faciliatate future generations to find their own inner voice. to influence. to go against the norm, create new ideas and inspire.

"don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice." - steve jobs

#best new restaurant runner-up

reno gazette journal : 2021 best in reno finalist

#discipline. #exacting standards. #quality ingredients. executing our core principles every single day has led us to be named as a finalist for the coveted best new restaurant award. voted on by you, our great guests and citizens of reno, we are humbled & grateful for the nomination. we value your patronage and can't thank you enough for your support. it is because of you and our legendary standards we took home this prestigious award. we will be back very soon to deliver our signature best new restaurant experience.  world class service, meeting & then exceeding your expectations with true handcrafted, made to order food is our way.

online ordering - coming soon


we are in a very active process of a brand-new location. as you have come to expect from us, we never ever compromise our standards, which we believe are higher than almost anyone. quitting is also not one of our core principles, so please allow our patience as we work to unwind our unfair hand. while we do firmly believe we have had a 5 year stretch of events that is quite breathtaking and staggering, we don't make excuses or accept anything less than our standards or what you deserve. we are extremely hard at work currently on a brand new #handcrafted gourmet burger bar location and really exciting #handcrafted gourmet catering kitchen. we have never been so grateful as we are for your never-ending patronage and support. rest assured we are working harder than we ever have and look forward to serving you in the future.
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