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Beloved Burger Joint Bud’s Broiler Is Returning to City Park in New Location (Updated)

The original Bud’s in City Park closed last year amid legal dispute

The prior City Park location of Buds’s Broiler, closed last year
Josh Brasted

After a legal battle between the former franchisee of the City Park Bud’s Broiler and the burger chain’s parent company forced the restaurant’s closure late last year, a new location of Bud’s will open nearby, according to a report from NOLA.com.

Melvin Ziegler, the owner of Bud’s Broiler’s parent company, will open the new location on the corner of City Park Avenue and Canal, as opposed to it being a franchise as with the previous location. NOLA.com reports that the 2,000 square-foot restaurant, currently a parking lot, will be open 24/7 and sell beer and wine.

Ziegler also told the outlet that all Bud’s locations will soon have new menu items, including hamburger po-boys, rotisserie wings and the vegetarian Impossible Burger.

The historic Mid City location of Bud’s was reopened by franchise owner Shannon Prince in 2009 after first closing in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. After the legal battle forced its closure last year, it was purchased by New Orleans-born rapper Curren$y, who has plans to turn it back into a burger joint, as well.

UPDATE: NOLA.com reports that another beloved establishment recently ousted from City Park, Morning Call, will also return to the area by teaming up with Bud’s Broiler on the project and opening next door. The corner, currently a parking lot, is next to the Mid-City Bulldog.

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Bud's Broiler

500 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 504-486-2559