Speaking on Business: Crown Burgers

Celebrating 40 Years

Chris Redgrave | Photos by Kevin Kiernan Sep 12, 2018
John and Rula Katzourakis in front of counter at restaurant
John and Rula Katzourakis

When they opened their first Crown Burgers in 1978, John and Rula Katzourakis and Rula’s brother, Nick, worked hard to create a successful restaurant. John worked from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day doing prep work for their homemade onion rings and chili. It wasn’t long before word got out about the delicious food and within a month, there was a line out the door. This year, the business is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The original Crown Burgers is still located at 377 E. 200 South in Salt Lake City, but now there are six more locations owned by John and Rula’s family members throughout the Wasatch Front. Rula and John were the first to bring the pastrami burger to Utah, so if you want the original, go to Crown Burgers. Each burger is custom made with lettuce, tomato and onion, and no fillers. With more than 100 menu items, there’s something for everyone, including low-carb options like the customer-favorite Greek salad and their classic toasted tuna melt. 

Crown Burgers is a family business, which means family members work alongside their long-standing associates. People from around the world have enjoyed the food at this iconic restaurant, including guests from as far away as Europe and Japan. Crown Burgers is proud to offer great food that’s affordable and delicious.

Crown Burgers
With seven locations throughout Salt Lake County

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