Will Zombie Burger become a franchise? Unless the undead fad gets decapitated, it may be only a matter of time.
QSR magazine, a restaurant industry publication, features the Des Moines horror-themed burger joint as its "standout store" in its October magazine. Managing Partner Paul Rottenberg tells the magazine that stores in other markets and franchising is "a real possibility."
"We get requests on a weekly basis. Nothing in the works right now, but it is definitely something that discussed as an eventual goal," clarified Christopher Diebel, spokesman for Orchestrate Management, which operates Zombie Burger + Drink Lab.
Chef George Formaro got more national attention (of a niche variety) when he was featured in September's issue of horror magazine Rue Morgue.
Now if only Zombie Burger could snare an appearance by Danai Gurira, the Grinnell,Ill.-born actress who plays katana-swinging Michonne in AMC's "The Walking Dead."