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Bel Air Couple Opens Burger Franchise

Jake's Wayback Burgers opened in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center.

A new eatery is now open in Bel Air, and the couple behind the business is looking forward to serving the community both with their food and their personal efforts.

Jake's Wayback Burgers officially opened its doors Oct. 18 in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center.

"According to the franchise we’re doing very well," Patty Borowski, franchisee, said Thursday. "I’d like to be doing better."

Borowski said she and her husband Joe live in Bel Air and have wanted to open a business for some time. They initially looked into starting their own company from the ground up, but a sickness in the family prevented the plan.

When the couple, now in their 40s, looked into Jake's Wayback Burgers, the pieces fell into place.

"We went out there and fell in love with the company," Borowski said.

Borowski said the casual restaurant offers more options than a typical burger joint. It also offers salads and chili, hotdogs, burgers and milkshakes.

"Our food is much better than what you would get at a fast food location," Borowski said, "But our prices are similar, so you get much better food than you would at McDonald’s for a similar price."

Borowski said a young girl came into the business and asked if the milkshakes were any good. Borowski told her she, herself, likes them, but wanted to hear the little girl's feedback.

The girl and her mother got food and as the girl slurped on her milkshake Borwoski stopped by the table and asked for the feedback the girl had promised.

"She said 'it’s the best milkshake I’ve ever had,'" Borowski said.

Borowski explained fun moments like that are partly why she and her husband wanted to open a business in Harford County.

"We’re there, we’re part of the community and we want to be part of the community," Borowski said.

In the spirit of giving back, the business plans to participate in trick or treating after the Halloween costume parade Saturday at the shopping center.

Borowski said the business has also donated to nearby Patterson Mill High School and offered to be part of a Young Life scavenger hunt.

Have you eaten at Jakes Wayback Burgers? How was it? Leave a comment below to join the conversation.

Vin Bick October 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Best wishes for success with the new business, Patty and Joe. Can't wait to eat at your restaurant with the Kragh family! Vinny
Emily October 26, 2012 at 02:06 PM
So glad that someone has filled the void left by Cheeburger, Cheeburger!
Andrew October 26, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Best if luck but history has shown that's a bad spot for a burger place..... And BWW has decent burgers.... Either way good livk
John Streett October 26, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Awesome food and excellent service. Nice variety of choices. My new place for best burgers in Bel Air. J Streett
marie619 October 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Would never eat here I ate there a few days ago and they served a man a raw ham burger.and the milk shakes are horrible they don't even taste right
patty borowski October 28, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Thanks Vinny, Can't wait to see you and the Kragh family
patty borowski October 28, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Emily, We are glad to be here, and want to provide great food and service to the community we live in
patty borowski October 28, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Andrew, I hope you come in and try Jakes. We are nothing like Cheesburger Cheesburger. Yes BWW had burgers but it is a totally different concept. Thank you for the good wishes.
patty borowski October 28, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Thanks John, I am so glad to here you enjoyed your meal and service. Jakes strives to provide great service and we want people to be happy.
patty borowski October 28, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Sorry to here that you were not happy. I wish you had spoken to us about your milk shake. We have barely been open a week and any mistakes that occur we are more then happy to correct no and always.
j.walsh November 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Wondering if i should go there for lunch today
grace snyder December 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Have eaten there twice. Tastes like homemade. Good food and good prices. Good luck with your business.
Rod December 27, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Sounds like Marie619 ownes the local micky D's .... Maybe you were already full of HATER AIDE when you went there.
Julie Madison December 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Ate there today jake my nephews birthday! We had cheeseburgers . Chili and chicken sandwich. Cheeseburgers good not greasy, Chili good Also milkshake had a nice chocolate flavor. We will be back .

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