If you are the sort of horror fan who wishes Halloween could last all year long and loves juicy burgers, Farmingdale may soon have just what they're looking for - an eatery called Haunted House of Hamburgers scheduled to open later this fall at 330 Fulton Street where Friendly's once resided.
Visitors to a haunted eatery will encounter jack-o'-lanterns, statues of Frankenstein and his bride, tombstones with amusing messages and other creepy outdoor decorations when arriving. When inside, guests are met by an eerie atmosphere enhanced by coffin-shaped bar seating area, walls painted in dark hues, spider webs, flickering wall sconces and bat decals for an added scare factor.
The menu at this burger joint is equally as haunted, featuring items with appropriately scary names such as Zombie Burger, Tombstone Tacos, Vampire Bat Wings and Killer Clown Clam Chowder - not to mention fries, soups, salads and entrees such as Frightfully Good Fish Fry or Ghostly Ginger Ale and Crypt Keeper cocktails made from gin, lemon juice, grenadine and tonic water! For an added treat try Chained Up Cheesecake or Death by Chocolate Cake!
The Haunted House of Hamburgers is not a horror theme park or movie theater and customers do not need to wear costume (though they are encouraged to). With seating for around 70 dine-in patrons and offering vegetarian and vegan dishes on its menu. In addition, breakfast will also be offered along with build-your-own burgers and shakes/sundaes/deserts of various sorts for dessert lovers to indulge in!
Owner Jordan Desner, who enjoys horror films, had the idea for his haunted restaurant when considering how best to combine two passions he held dear: horror films and eating hamburgers. His hope is that The Haunted House of Hamburgers will become a popular spot for families looking for an unusual dining experience as well as special themed nights for special events at his haunted eatery; check back with Daily Voice Nassau for updates as details become available!