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New Burger Place Hopes to Stuff Plymouth Customers With Creative Concoctions

Jay's Stuffed Burgers in Plymouth opened in October.

While having a scoop of mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese might make for a good side dish for a hamburger, Jay and Jon Kizy of Royal Oak are using such ingredients at their new Plymouth restaurant as the heart of the burger.

Jay's Stuffed Burgers opened Oct. 1 at 600 W. Ann Arbor Trail in Plymouth, the former Zapatas Mexican Kitchen building. It offers gourmet hamburgers wrapped around a variety of fresh, premium ingredients for several varieties of stuffed burgers.

Stuffed burgers differ from traditional burgers in that the ingredients are cooked inside of the burger, instead of being piled on top.

"We just started messing around and one day I had watched this hamburger contest on TV and they were stuffing the burgers," Jay Kizy said. 

The burgers on TV, he said, were quite large and were losing their stuffing. 

So, Jay Kizy said, he set out to perfect the stuffed burger.

"I said there has to be a way where most of (the ingredients) will stay with the burger," he said. "I started working with it, started making them at home."

From there, he said, he branched out to family events and then were asked to cater organized events. With the fledgling success, Jon Kizy said, the brothers soon needed a storefront. 

Originally planning to start a business near Ann Arbor, the brothers stumbled upon the former Zapatas building, just steps from Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. 

The brothers say they always are coming up with new ingredients to try stuffing into a burger.

"When we first saw the stuffed burgers (on TV), they were only stuffed with cheese," Jon Kizy said. "We can do so much more now."

Jay Kizy said the brothers try forming burgers with other foods they enjoy eating.

"Literally, you can stuff whatever you want in a burger," he said. 

One example is the Italian, one of the eatery's rotating weekly specials, consisting of angel hair pasta, four-cheese marinara, diced Italian sausage, provolone and parmesan. 

While the brothers are new to the Plymouth area, they're looking to become a fixture in the community. To help, the brothers said, they are offering a 10 percent holiday discount to visitors in December.

Have you tried Jay's Stuffed Burgers yet? Review the eatery!

Jen December 16, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I would like to see them come up with their own vegetarian burger that CAN be stuffed so that they are not using the frozen pre-packaged burger patties that make them no different than Burger King for a Vegetarian. (Burger King has a veggie patty too). i am sure for the meat eaters though, that this is quite the Delectable dish.
Tom Pardikes December 17, 2012 at 02:10 AM
had the paul bunyon burger stuffed with mashed potato and bacon last week. Awesome flavor!!! Will be back, thanks!!!!
Jon Kizy December 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM
We've tried but the consistency of Veggie patties doesn't allow us to stuff and cook them. We apologize, but we are currently working on our own recipe for veggie burgers. Maybe in the future?......
Jon Kizy December 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Thank you to all the people who continue to support our restaurant and help our idea grow! We have worked very hard and we continue to do our best to be as creative as possible with our burgers. It has definitely been a joy to share our food with all of you, and we hope to continue our passion in the city of Plymouth for many years to come.
Charmaine December 18, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Great concept brothers. so glad you opened your place. Great food. Do you have merchandise that customers could buy... t-shirts, caps, cups etc?
Melssa K. December 18, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Great burgers!!
Jokermtb December 18, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Their burgers are delicious. And, try the turkey chili! It's hard to steer myself off a burger sometimes, but the Chili is worth it. And, my vegetarian wife really enjoyed her veggie burger (unstuffed), it's often hard for her to get a really flavory burger, but Jay's delivered!
Anusha T January 09, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Tried Moms chili, do hearty and good! Also, finally settled on the Western, (too many yummy choices). It was amazing! Very moist burger and the stuffing was excellent esp if you like peppers! Thumbs up to great service and great food!
Lori fortura February 24, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Went yesterday and had the Greek burger and the chili cheese fries...FANTASTIC!!!

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