Aaron Madani, who took over ownership of the restaurant from his brother Jayson, redid the restaurant’s interior with new seats and paint, and cut the bar shorter to allow more room for customers. He also renamed it Burger 9 from 9 Burger.
“I’m trying to keep it more professional than it was,” Madani said.
Madani plans to have an outdoor seating area built by this summer.
New ideas from executive chef Negin Zolmajdi include home delivery and breakfast.
“I’m trying to shoot for the end of this month, or the start of next month, to start adding breakfast, Zolmadji said. “It’s going to be a twist on your traditional breakfast.”
Zolmajdi is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles who previously was the owner and executive chef of Mun-chee5 food truck and the kitchen manager for 3Dog Cantina, both in southern California.
With the holidays approaching, there is also a plan to start holiday-inspired dinners with the first one this Thanksgiving.
“We’re super excited for all the plans we have going here,” Zolmajdi said. “We plan on growing here with the help of the locals and we plan on giving as much as we can.
And staying true to the local community is important to Madani.
Burger 9’s food is fresh and local, and everything is made fresh in the restaurant with no processed food or freezing, he said. They even offer gluten free buns and quinoa patties.
“I’m just trying to bring quality fresh ingredients to Boulder Creek,” Madani said.
They offer local ice cream from Marianne’s and wine by Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard.
“We’re trying to support local people around here so they will support us back,” Zolmajdi said.
Their menu hosts a variety of items like the 9 Burger with goat cheese, candied bacon, their special house sauce and six other ingredients, and the deep fried Oreos that are coated in red velvet batter, deep fried, and topped with honey, powdered sugar and feta cheese. Their entrée prices range from $7 and up.
They also have a kids menu with items like chicken strips, a mini burger, grilled cheese or a sloppy Joe.
Burger 9 is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
“If you want good quality food this is the place to go. There’s no other place like it,” Zolmajdi said. “Everything is cooked to order and you can taste the love, and that is a key ingredient.”