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Columbus food scene veteran launching new ‘modern burger diner,’ complete with fries, floats

Columbus food scene veteran launching new ‘modern burger diner,’ complete with fries, floats

Jack McLaughlin

The eatery that Budd Dairy Food Hall patrons knew as Alphabet Kitchen is shifting gears to open a brand-new concept, and will add a brand-new brick and mortar space along with it.

Alphabet Kitchen owner Jordan Lamatrice is planning to open Stacked Burger Co., which will specialize in burgers, fries and ice cream floats,  is located at 1089 Worthington Woods, and is slated to open in late July.

“We describe the concept as a modern burger bar,” Lamatrice told 614Now. “Very clean, very simple. Great food and very affordable.” 


Lamatrice operated Alphabet Kitchen since its inception as a food truck in 2015. Alphabet Kitchen began as a health-conscious spot offering soups and salads, but after opening as one of Budd Dairy’s original vendors in 2021, they soon discovered that patrons preferred their burgers over everything else. The eatery left Budd Dairy earlier this year after deciding to opt for its first standalone brick and mortar.

Stacked Burger Co. will serve a “smash-style” burger that is pressed, but not as thin as a traditional smash burger, with each patty weighing ⅓ lb. The eatery plans to make everything, including even its pickles and sauces, from scratch. It will even smoke its own bacon in-house.

“This isn’t a sales pitch, but I think that’s what really sets us apart, taking something simple and making it extraordinary,” he said.

Leave room for dessert as well, because Stacked’s menu will also feature ice cream floats. Patrons will receive a cup with several scoops of ice cream, and can create any flavor float they’d like from there.

“You can top them Coke, Orange soda, even Mountain Dew if you want,” Lamatric said with a laugh.

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