The owners of Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes are changing the name — and going independent.
Stacks Burgers, Fries and Shakes will hold its grand opening Oct. 4 in Federal Way. The fast-casual restaurant is located 1706 S. 320th St., Suite A (behind Sterling Bank, near Trader Joe's).
This is the first Stacks franchise, which officially opened under its new name on Sept. 20. Customers will notice lower prices and smaller portions compared to Mooyah, according to Emmett Brost, director of communications. Mooyah customers had reported that their orders came with too much food.
"We focus on getting the right portions with the right price so that you don't feel like you're in a coma when you're leaving," Brost told The Mirror, adding that breaking free from the Mooyah brand has allowed Stacks to fine-tune these details. "We were given the opportunity to go independent and we jumped all over it."
Customers can still customize their burgers, which are made from 100 percent ground chuck that's antibiotic free. The menu includes kosher hot dogs, shakes made with real ice cream and fries cut from Washington potatoes.
In addition to further remodeling at the Federal Way location, the Stacks executive team has plans to expand the franchise, Brost said.
Stacks recently posted an ad on Craiglist to announce job openings. Mooyah had originally opened April 15 in Federal Way.