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Boss Man Burgers to Open Second Location

Boss Man Burgers plans to open another eatery at a very well-known Middletown spot.

Driving down East Main Road in Middletown earlier this week, you might have seen a very familiar red, black and white sign. 

, the well-known Portsmouth eatery inside the Irving gas station, plans to open a second location in Middletown.

The new location will open in just two weeks next to the . The site is the former location of the now-closed Grape Room. 

"We thought it was the next step," says Boss Man co-owner Jason Peters about opening the second spot. "We have people that come here from Middletown and Newport. It was the amount of business we're doing." 

Boss Man's beginnings 

Boss Man Burgers, owned by brothers Jason and Sean Peters, has become extremely popular in just its two years inside the East Main Road gas station. It might have something to do with its co-owner's lifelong commitment to the restaurant industry. 

Jason Peters, 36, has worked in the restaurant business since age 13. He's worked at some very well-known local eateries, including Blackstone Catering, the White Horse Tavern and McGrath's Clam Bake. 

However, his heart was with a very specific type of food. "I always wanted to open a burger place," he said. And open a burger place he did with a second on the way.

Boss Man, born again

The new Boss Man Burgers will be quite larger than its Portsmouth spot at about 3,000 sq. ft. 

The new location will offer the same menu as in Portsmouth with one major addition — breakfast. 

"We plan to add a breakfast menu using products from local farmers," Peters says. 

The products for the breakfast menu will come from such local growers as Aquidneck Farms in Portsmouth, the Youngs' Family Farm in Little Compton and from Mark and Mobile, a business that works with local growers. 

Boss Man be hiring

The new location also means Boss Man will be hiring new employees, approximately 15 to 20 new hires to be exact. 

Boss Man is looking for food runners and counter people. To apply for a position, e-mail bossmanburgers@yahoo.com

Jim L August 09, 2012 at 12:06 PM
hope they find lots of workers on the island, who's going to pay $8.00 bucks a day to go to work from MA. NO TOLLS oh and they are good burgers
Jon Sisson August 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Good burgers, good startup business. Our country could use some more of these kinds of economics. And plenty of people on the island that could use jobs, no trouble there.
Nick Avery August 09, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I drove past the Portsmouth spot today. 2 hot dogs, fries (spelled "frys") and a soda for $8.99. Are those hot dogs sprinkled with gold dust?
Claire Arrico August 09, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I wish Boss Man Burgers the best it just show's when you make up your mind to do what you want to do and like to do it can be done. Jason & Sean I wish you the best. Good Luck with your new place.
Michael Hayes August 09, 2012 at 09:21 PM
The hot dogs we use are a 3oz Hebrew National all beef dog. It is served on a buttered and toasted 6" sub roll. You would think by the taste, it was sprinkled with gold:-).
Timmy August 09, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Nick buddy...go back to mcdonalds brotha if you want to pay $6 for processed crap. When you want to step up to some real fresh food, Boss Man will be there for you. Would you like a toy with that Happy Meal?
nurburg August 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM
This is awesome. Good luck guys!
Nick Avery August 10, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Thanks Timmy. I don't eat McDonald's food, but will take a toy if you've got one for me! ;) Michael Hayes' response above will suffice. I am going to stop in for a burger someday soon!

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