One of Hoover’s newest locally owned restaurants, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, opened in February at Stadium Trace Village off Alabama 150. Owners Jordan and Carrie Barrow brought their burgers and shakes to Hoover after success with their two other locations in Jefferson County. The comfortable atmosphere of the new eatery lends itself to long lunch breaks, big family dinners and casual date nights.
How did you get into the restaurant business?
We came from a family construction business and looked into franchising opportunities to make a move to the restaurant business. We came across the “better burger” concept and found MOOYAH. So, we are the franchisees for the state of Alabama. Our first two locations opened in the Colonnade and downtown Birmingham eight years ago. This is our first location in Hoover.
What drew you to bring the MOOYAH brand to Hoover?
We are a family brand, family business. That is perfect for Hoover. Hoover is also the first location to have an enclosed kitchen; the others are open kitchen concepts. The enclosed kitchen is a complete departure from the original look. The style of the new Hoover location is very current and gives a relaxed feeling with an up-to-date look.
What do you serve at MOOYAH?
We have certified Angus beef, never frozen, and always on one of our freshly baked buns. We also have gluten-free buns. Our fries are punched (cut) fresh in-house. We have sweet potato fries or russet potato fries. We also have salad options. From little kids to grandparents, there is something for everyone here at MOOYAH. Our milkshakes are the best! We have a variety of flavors, and again we serve with the highest quality ingredients.
For people who do not know you, what is one thing you want them to know?
My (Jordan’s) wife and I have four kids, and my faith drives everything we do.
How do you see MOOYAH impacting the city of Hoover?
Bringing our family brand and our family restaurant to Hoover connects us to the community and the community to us. We want them to know that MOOYAH is not a nameless chain. Family franchises are the new “small business,” and we are family here at MOOYAH.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit Facebook.com/MOOYAHHooverAL.