Coming Soon: Cosmo Burger

Coming Soon: Cosmo Burger
Posted on 01/18/2022
The Lenexa Public Market’s final anchor merchant spot will soon be home to an acclaimed smash burger concept.

The Lenexa City Council approved lease and tenant improvement agreements Jan. 18 that will allow Cosmo Burger to operate a second location out of the Public Market.

Cosmo Burger LogoCo-owners Atit and Jugal Patel, who have grown up in the area along with chef Jacob Kruger, say they’re excited to open this new location at Lenexa’s community-focused food hall.

"We are excited to be joining the Public Market and the Lenexa community," said Atit Patel. "We searched for close to a year to find the right spot to expand Cosmo Burger. The Lenexa Public Market is the right location to bring our first stand-alone Cosmo Burger to life. The team from Dodson's and Goat & Rabbit are also excited to match the delicious burgers with a bar program that will bring all of our combined expertise together for our guests. We cannot wait to get started."

Cosmo Burger opened in late 2020 as a ghost kitchen out of Dodson’s Bar and Commons in Waldo. Kruger’s classic cheeseburgers – the perfect combination of thin, crispy and juicy – earned a spot on Feast Magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2021. The reviewer noted they’ve “quickly become one of the most revered burgers in all of Kansas City.”

Cosmo Burger will be open for lunch and dinner at least six days a week. Their burgers and tots will be joined by a new menu of craft cocktails.

"We are thrilled to welcome Cosmo Burger as our fifth anchor tenant," said Lenexa Public Market Manager Carmen Chopp. "It’s a great concept focused on doing a few things extremely well, and that pairs perfectly with our current food and beverage offerings and the mission of the Public Market."

Visitors will likely notice construction starting soon on the Market floor. Cosmo Burger will occupy the Market’s fifth anchor restaurant spot in the southwest corner across from Sohaila’s Kitchen and Butterfield’s Bakery and Market.

A mid-summer opening is tentatively planned.

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Published Jan. 18, 2022