Building a better burger concept: Thomas Salamunovich

Building a better burger concept: Thomas Salamunovich

Coloradans are gobbling up Larkburger's better-quality, reasonably priced burgers.

Larkburger, a growing Colorado-based fast casual chain, has a fine-dining pedigree. Founder and chef Thomas Salamunovich launched the chain in 2006 after years working for the likes of Jeremiah Tower, Wolfgang Puck and Paul Bocuse; he ended up in Vail, CO, where he eventually opened his own upscale restaurant, Larkspur. There, a burger on the bar menu became a fan favorite. In 2006 Salamunovich spun the burger off into its own fast casual concept, featuring all-natural burgers, house-m

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