Cosmo Burger Now Open

Cosmo Burger Now Open
Posted on 08/04/2022

When Feast Magazine recognized Cosmo Burger as one of the Best Restaurants of 2021, they noted that the thin, crispy and juicy burger has “quickly become one of the most revered burgers in all of Kansas City.” Now you can find this savory delight at the Lenexa Public Market.

Cosmo Burger’s menu is simple but delicious.

“We may preach simplicity, but we take every bit of care of executing the preparation of every burger we make,” said chef/creator Jacob Kruger. “We put a high level of detail into our ingredients – from our handmade pickles to the burger sauce that people rave about. When you focus on creating a cheeseburger, the plan is to excel at what you do and that is what we strive for daily.”

Cosmo Burger offers a single, double or triple smash burger, a vegan burger and tater tots for a side and will be open Tuesday through Saturday with variable hours. Orders are taken online and at kiosks in the Public Market.

In addition to burgers and tots, patrons can enjoy craft cocktails.

“We create draft cocktails featuring seasonal ingredients with our teams from Dodson's Bar & Commons in Waldo and Goat & Rabbit on West 39th Street,” said beverage coordinator Eric Jones.

The summer drink menu features a watermelon margarita with a subtle hint of serrano and sangria with an orange cube to keep it chilled on a hot summer night (perfect for Friday Night Sound Bites).

“We'll also feature an old fashioned, a house favorite at our sister bars, and you can look forward to a lovely bubbly tequila pineapple punch and some other delectable seasonal cocktails.”

Cosmo Burger is operated by co-owners Atit and Jugal Patel, who grew up in the area along with Kruger.

The newest location is part of a growth strategy for Cosmo Burger that has been in the works for close to two years. Kruger shares how their business has grown.

“We opened in the fall of 2020 as a pop-up kitchen out of Dodson’s Bar and Commons in Waldo as a carryout-only business,” he said. “Prior to opening, I tinkered and tried many different styles of burgers, sauces and ingredient combinations until I felt I hit the right spot. And in that time, I definitely ate an obscene amount of cheeseburgers. Once I had nailed the burger I wanted, I started hand delivering them to friends to get their take and it was a hit.”

We are so glad to be part of the Lenexa Public Market family. The community that has built within and around the Public Market is possibly the most exciting part of joining. It has been great getting to know the other merchants operating in the Market and equally exciting meeting all the folks who are eager to have our burgers. What we truly look forward to is being able to be someone's new favorite spot to grab a burger and a cocktail. Nothing makes us happier to know that we have given someone an experience to remember... and even better if they tell a friend too!”

“We are thrilled that Cosmo Burger has opened in time to celebrate the Public Market’s fifth anniversary in September,” said Public Market Manager Tessa Adcock. “They bring another new and exciting flavor to the space!”

Published Aug. 4, 2022