Silverdale Blazing Onion set for Dec. 21 opening

blazing.onion.barUpdate: Blazing Onion opened a day early on Sunday, according to a Facebook post. 

A Blazing Onion burger grill and whiskey bar will become the first restaurant to open in The Trails at Silverdale development next week.

Blazing Onion is set to open Monday near the Greaves Way entrance.

3a1c5e55-de3e-4b1c-bfda-cf459a4e575a_mSilverdale will be the seventh location for the fast-casual chain, which launched in Mill Creek in 2007 (the Everett Herald has a nice company history here). Some Kitsap diners may already be familiar with the Blazing Onion in Gig Harbor.

Co-founder David Jones said Blazing Onion had been looking for a Central Kitsap location and jumped on the chance to move into The Trails.

“We’d been watching Silverdale for a while,” he said.

Jones said the Silverdale restaurant stands out from its predecessors in a couple of ways.

The Trails restaurant is the first franchised Blazing Onion location — it’s owned by a small group of partners. Jones said the company will probably franchise more stores if the model proves successful in Silverdale.

The Trails Blazing Onion will also be the first to incorporate a whiskey lounge. The bar touts more than 200 varieties of whiskey, bourbon and Scotch.

“I was trying to change things up a little bit,” Jones said.

Blazing Onion emphasizes Northwest ingredients and makes its food from scratch. Jones said the chain uses 100 percent natural ground chuck in its burgers. Salads, soups and sandwiches round out the menu.

Technology has also become a hallmark for the chain. Jones said Blazing Onion is currently testing an iPad ordering system, which could be rolled out in Silverdale in early 2016.

Blazing Onion will be one of several restaurants in The Trails development. So far a Chipotle, Corner Bakery Café and MOD Pizza have been announced. (See the latest on Trails tenants here).

Check the Blazing Onion Facebook page for updates on the Silverdale restaurant.

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