1099 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland CA 94608      510.653.8322

Construction wrapping, we’re hiring!

We’ve had a tremendous amount of work happening in our space in the past few weeks.  PG&E installed our new gas service this week, all our rough plumbing and electrical work is done, metal fabrication is in progress, we’re prepping for stucco outside, and getting ready to install our refurbed redwood siding on the facade.  Sheet rock goes in next week, hood and walk-in will follow right after.  We’re doing a bunch of exterior demolition and re-pouring our concrete patio and sidewalk area next week as well.

We also got our parklet permit last week, and we’re getting ready to start building the frame and deck for it – the parklet is an Actual Cafe project, but it’s public space, and we expect burger lovers and other neighborhood folks will get plenty of enjoyment from it as well.

We’ve been doing small private tastings every week for the past few, and we’re almost completely done with our menu development.  I’m getting ready to do design for web and print menus, interior and exterior signage, etc.  We’re also starting to expand our POS system to get ready for Victory, and programming all the new menu items, so we don’t have to scramble and do that at the last minute.

We still have a fair bit of work to do – furniture, paint, interior aesthetics, installation of all our equipment…but the list is getting smaller, and the restaurant feels more real every day.

Also, we’re hiring a couple key kitchen positions now to help us get through the last phases of opening – pass it on: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/fbh/3218669747.html

Stand by…more soon!


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About sal

Sal Bednarz is the founder and owner of Actual Cafe, and the driving force behind Victory Burger. Through the founding and operation of Actual Cafe, he has helped revitalize the North Oakland Golden Gate District, and helped anchor an intersection which had been largely devoid of businesses for years. Sal loves a good hamburger. After eating a lot of mediocre ones (even some of the new burgers in the area), along with some excellent (but very expensive) ones, he became convinced that there was a market for a well-prepared burger, made from great ingredients, and served in a casual environment. Inspired by the burgeoning street food movement, he decided to focus on a small number of menu items, and execute them really well. This is the simple concept that begat Victory Burger. Prior to Victory Burger and Actual Cafe, Sal has had multiple careers, in technology, music, jewelry-making, and as a laborer in various trades. He is a 21-year resident of Oakland, and an 11-year resident of the Golden Gate District. He is passionate about the current Oakland renaissance, and proud to be a part of it.

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 1099 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland CA 94608      510.653.8322