Larger-than-life milkshakes and tasty burgers are headed to the capital…

It’s already become a household name in the region with branches across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, and now popular burger brand Black Tap is making its way to Saudi Arabia. Providing a fresh take on the classic burger joint, Black Tap will open its doors at the end of May in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD).

If you’re not familiar with the New York-born burger chain, it’s over-the-top, candy-festooned milkshakes and action-packed array of tasty burgers have seen it become one of the most ‘Grammable burger bars out there. Couple that with the retro American diner feel and pumping playlist, and you’ve got yourself an award-winning burger joint.

While we’re not yet sure which of Black Tap’s signatures will make it onto the Riyadh menu, we’re hopeful classics like The Texan, a beef patty with cheddar cheese, crisp onion ring and mayo; Wagyu beef and smoked gouda truffle burger; and the self-explanatory Philly cheese steak burger all make the cut.

We can also expect an array of calorific crazyshakes topped with everything from popcorn and cotton candy to slices of cheesecake.

One of the most ambitious and distinguished projects in the city, KAFD is an important landmark in Riyadh. The development is the business and entertainment hub of the city. It includes offices, hotels, residential units, shops, and cultural facilities, all centred around a wadi, a landscaped pedestrian route that weaves through and unifies the entire district.

Last November, upscale Italian restaurant Il Baretto became the first restaurant to open in KAFD. But there’s still lots more to come. After the opening of Black Tap, new restaurants set to transform KAFD into a top foodie destination include international openings Sushisamba, Chotto Matte and La Serre.

Black Tap, KAFD, Riyadh, opening May 2022. @blacktapksa