Mainely Burgers Plans to Open in Central Square

It will be the Portland food truck company's first brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Mainely Burgers. / Photo provided.

Mainely Burgers. / Photo provided.

Portland-based food truck Mainely Burgers is staking its claim in the Boston area with a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Central Square later this year. The company is moving into the space previously occupied by fellow burger joint Four Burgers, which closed last week, Boston Restaurant Talk reported.

Mainely Burgers specializes in burgers like the Beast, with cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce in between two grilled cheese sandwiches; and the Mainah, with cheese, bacon, onions, apple slices, and maple mayo. There are also a few snacks, like truffle fries and fried Brussels sprouts, as well as chicken sandwiches and vegetarian patties.

Co-owners and brothers Max and Jack Barber have built up a following around Portland and Scarborough Beach since launching their food truck 2011. The Cambridge location would be Mainely Burger’s first brick-and-mortar site. A representative for Mainely Burgers says it’s too early in the licensing process to divulge a tentative opening date, but he did confirm the restaurant would offer dishes exclusive to the location, and retain the food truck’s current menu.

Mainly Burgers is expected to seat around 40 people inside, with a few more on a patio out front. The proposed hours for the restaurant are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Mainely Burgers has a hearing with the Cambridge License Commission tonight.

Mainely Burgers, 704 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,