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AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby MadMind75 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:03 am

AJ Bombers planning Madison location 10/25/10
AJ Bombers, the downtown Milwaukee burger place recently featured on the Travel Channel's "Food Wars" show, is looking for a home in Madison.

Owner Joe Sorge said he's looked at a couple of sites around State St. and the Capitol, and hopes to open in early summer.

The menu would be identical to the Milwaukee restaurant's, he said, though Madison would shape some specialty burgers on the menu. The decor would be identical as well, Sorge added, although the Madison restaurant is expected to be 10% to 25% larger.


This is interesting news. I think a place of the sort could clean up in downtown/State St. At least I'd like to think that it has a much better chance of succeeding than the ill-fated State St. location of the Milwaukee institution 'Real Chili'.
The overrated Five Guys on State closes early, and sure there's always The Plaza, but that's old hat.

Now, I've never eaten at AJ Bomber's or Sobleman's for that matter. AJ Bomber's may have won the travel channel's food wars, but Sobleman's has come out on top almost unanimously vs. AJ's in readers choice and editors picks at OnMilwaukee. I can't guess which I'd prefer, only that I'm more of a no-frills burger guy, and AJ's seems to have more of a penchant for funkafying their burgers. What can I say, I was raised on Kopp's :)
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:41 pm

oh great another burger place
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:51 pm

Do they serve tacos?
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby MadMind75 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:41 pm

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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby Average Joe » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:59 pm

I do not have enough knowledge about AJ Bombers to hate it yet. But I have a feeling that will change.
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:19 pm



You'd think they would have learned the "hype" lesson from Krispy Kreme.
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby MadMind75 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:28 am

So I guess AJ Bomber's opened it's doors for the first time today (Monday). Any early reports?
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:37 am

Between the name of the place and the fact that MadMind started this thread, I thought for sure this was going to be about a strip joint.
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby MadMind75 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:31 am

AJ Bomber's Madison opening video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv8MsUnn4p8

Michael Patrick wrote:Between the name of the place and the fact that MadMind started this thread, I thought for sure this was going to be about a strip joint.

Yeah, that whole thing? Old hat.
I haven't regularly gone to strip clubs in over a decade, and haven't even step foot in one since 2008!
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:17 am

How does the "bombers" theme fit into the place?
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby nichole » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:22 am

They drop peanuts on you.
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby bdog » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:36 am

I hope they warn people with peanut allergies to stay out.
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:09 pm

nichole wrote:They drop peanuts on you.


Thanks. I'll avoid this place.

Now, if they open a place called "AJ Co-eds", I'm in.
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:08 pm

Now, if they open a place called "AJ Co-eds", I'm in.


You'd rather have peanuts co-eded on you?
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Re: AJ Bombers planning Madison location

Postby jjoyce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:01 pm

Out on State Street this Saturday, we encountered AJ Bomber's "street team," a group of kids whose job it was to try and divert people up to AJB's out-of-the-way location at the corner of Henry and Gorham.

"Hey! Come check out our peanut bombs! We literally bomb your table with peanuts!"

It was like a Saturday Night Live sketch. Like peanuts? We'll shoot you in the face with some damn peanuts!
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