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Broderick to bring its famous Johnny Cash burger to Folsom with new restaurant

Broderick’s Johnny Cash burger is the restaurant’s “headliner” menu item.
Broderick’s Johnny Cash burger is the restaurant’s “headliner” menu item.

A new Broderick restaurant, the popular eateries known for the Johnny Cash burger, will open next year in Folsom, the town made famous by the country singer.

“We are going to be moving to Folsom in early spring in a location right off Highway 50 and East Bidwell,” said co-owner Chris Jarosz.

Broderick will share a retail building with Mikuni, which is scheduled to open its Folsom restaurant on Monday. There are currently three Broderick restaurants, located in West Sacramento, midtown Sacramento and Walnut Creek.

Mikuni and the Folsom Broderick will be in the Folsom Pointe retail center with close freeway access and suburban neighbors such as In-N-Out, Costco and Starbucks not far away. The new spot contrasts with Broderick Roadhouse in West Sacramento, which is housed in a building with genuine roadhouse character.

“We are excited about the location,” Jarosz said. “Usually we go into some weird spaces, but, being next to Mikuni, will be fun. It’s a little bit of an evolution of the brand. We are still going to give it a little bit of a roadhouse feel, but we are going to do some new things.”

While not divulging details, he said there is going to be some experimenting with some “new products.” However, the Johnny Cash Burger, which carries the name of singer Cash, whose fame is forever linked to the song “Folsom Prison Blues,” will still be on the menu.

The burger recently made The Sacramento Bee’s Top 10 Burgers in Sacramento. Bee restaurant reviewer Carla Meyer said this about the burger:

“Broderick merges its many powerful ingredients so beautifully that more is more here.

“House-made barbecue sauce, pickled red peppers, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and fried onion strings battle for dominance atop an 8-ounce Niman Ranch chuck patty. In case this combination sounds too demure, there’s also onion in the Village Bakery bun. Cost: $14, with fries or house salad.”

“We will absolutely have it,” Jarosz said. “That’s our headliner.”

Rick Martinez of CBRE Inc., the firm handling leasing for Folsom Pointe, said two other pads in the center are available for restaurants. One of the pads could be split to accommodate two eateries, depending on the type of restaurant, he said. Potential tenants could include restaurants featuring ethnic cuisine, or a casual pizza or dinner house house concept – fare that would not duplicate that offered by Mikuni or the Broderick Roadhouse.

Martinez said there is a strong market for Folsom properties in the area of Iron Point Road and East Bidwell Street because of its proximity to Highway 50 and El Dorado Hills.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews