Since You Asked: Setbacks delay Squeeze Inn project
Q: What's happening with the Squeeze Inn coming to Yuba City? It doesn't look like they've started working on the building. I believe they were to be opening in January or February. Is the business still coming to Yuba City?
A: A few minor setbacks delayed the project, but yes, business owners plan to open the restaurant late next month.
"There were some delays with the construction process, but we hope to start construction (this week)," said co-owner Rodney Rose.
Aaron Bush, Yuba City's community development director, said the city approved the Squeeze Inn building permit on Friday.
"I think they're very anxious to get started," Bush said.
Rose said they start serving customers some time in late April at their location in the 900 block of Cooper Avenue.
Rose said construction work will include fixing up the parking lot, sidewalk, entry areas and access for people with disabilities.
"It should be a pretty quick construction project," Rose said.
Known for large burgers with their signature "cheese skirts," Squeeze Inn burgers first opened in Sacramento and has since branched out to several locations in Northern California including Roseville and Vacaville.
The cheeseburger franchise received national attention when Food Network chef Guy Fieri told Jay Leno that Squeeze Inn burgers were one of the two best burgers in the United States.
"The burgers are made fresh to order," Rose explained. "There's a special cooking process used to make the cheese skirt and it's bigger than a standard cheeseburger."
Rose said their burgers are not fast food.