With Burger Shed, Heart of America Brings a Winning Recipe to Altoona - Heart Of America Group

Burger Shed, a casual restaurant that serves up specialty burgers, handcrafted shakes, and an extra helping of attitude, is developer Heart of America’s latest Altoona creation.

The restaurant opened in July, and it’s already getting a lot of buzz thanks to its perfect location. Burger Shed (or “BS,” for short) is located right next to Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, which offers an upscale dining experience. The two restaurants hit the spot for the millions of shoppers visiting the Outlets of Des Moines, a 300,000 square-foot retail center located on Heart of America’s 800,000 mixed-use development. Called “Prairie Crossing,” the entertainment space offers shopping, retail, dining, hotels and more, with an open-prairie-meets-Frank-Lloyd-Wright aesthetic.

Tony Shepard, the restaurant’s chief operating executive, says Altoona is just right for Heart of America projects like Burger Shed…

“The growth out here has been unbelievable,” he says. “[Altoona is] the entertainment corridor for the whole metro area, as far as having hotels, restaurants, a casino, and shopping.”

…and Burger Shed is just right for Altoona.

“We feel like we’re a part of the community. The overwhelming comment around here is that we’ve needed something like this for a long time.”

Article By: Altoonanow.org

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


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