May 20, 2021 - News
Minneapolis' Jucy Lucy makes Denver debut with new burger bar
The Jucy Lucy burger at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis.
Business partners who grew up eating Matt's burgers (pictured) are bringing the Jucy Lucy to Denver. Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images

There's the Philly Cheesesteak, Chicago-style Deep Dish and the Coney Dog. Could the Minneapolis-style Jucy Lucy join the ranks of signature dishes with appeal beyond their home state?

Driving the news: Business partners Michelle McGlone and Nate Collis, who grew up eating at Matt's Bar, think so. They're opening Lucy’s Burger Bar in Denver, according to Businessden.

  • Their signature item is a cheese-stuffed, "Minneapolis-style" Jucy Lucy, and their website declares "You betcha it's Juicy."

State of play: There are Jucy Lucys served in various places across the country and not all of them note the burger's origin city.

  • But it's nice to see Minneapolis getting some love, since either Matt's or the nearby 5-8 Club invented the culinary item.

Of note: Collis is the former guitarist for Atmosphere.

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