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Cunningham Restaurant Group Brings Award-Winning BRU Burger Bar Concept to Bloomington

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Press Release

Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) opens its 15th BRU Burger Bar location today in Bloomington, Indiana, near the campus of Indiana University.

The newest BRU is on the first floor of The Annex of Bloomington at 3rd Street and Grant Street and features interior seating for over 130 guests with comfortable, contemporary décor including Bloomington artwork and classic photos. The family-friendly, high-energy restaurant serves lunch and dinner, seven days a week in an environment everyone can enjoy. Guests can also dine on the covered outdoor patio space with a retractable roof and seating for over 25 guests.

BRU’s menu features an array of signature burgers, classic sandwiches, appetizers, beer-battered onion rings, and French fries served with housemade ketchup. BRU also offers several vegetarian options. An extensive drink menu offers guests everything from hand-dipped milkshakes to handcrafted cocktails. A plentiful selection of locally brewed beer is on tap as well as wine and other spirits. In addition to supporting local breweries, BRU supports many local farms sourcing the freshest ingredients for its menu offerings.

Esquire magazine named BRU’s decadent and delicious honey chipotle BBQ burger Indiana’s most outrageous burger. In 2022, the Food Network listed BRU Burger Bar as one of the 100 best burgers nationwide.

“We are excited to add another BRU Burger Bar, especially in the heart of Bloomington. Hoosiers will love that BRU is within walking distance from IU’s campus. We can’t wait to welcome guests with our award-winning menu and service that many have come to love,” said Mike Cunningham, CEO and Owner of Cunningham Restaurant Group.

In addition to the BRU Burger Bar concept, Indianapolis-based Cunningham Restaurant Group owns and operates 19 concepts with 43 locations in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, including Commission Row, Theo’s Italian, Mesh, Stone Creek Dining Company, Boulder Creek Dining Company, Charbonos, Union 50, Vida, Livery, Nesso, Provision, Rize, Tavern at the Point, Marquee at the Landing, Modita, CRG Delivery Kitchen, CRG Event Center & CRG Grow Greenhouse.

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