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Becoming the general manager at The Burger Social is sort of a homecoming for Carl, who worked at Muldoon's in downtown Wheaton for more than 10 years as a manager and bartender. He is a 1998 graduate of Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn.
"The relationships that I have built in this town are pretty special to me, so I'm happy to be back," Carl said.
The Burger Social has been doing steady business since opening its doors.
"We had a nice buzz pre-opening, and I think the buzz has continued," Carl said. "Every night is pretty busy."
The Burger Social features two levels of dining, with each floor featuring a bar. The restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, has seating for about 110 people.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays. The Burger Social describes itself as a restaurant selling "high-end American cuisine with a Chicago ambience."
"It's almost like you're in a cocktail lounge or cocktail bar, but with American bar cuisine," Carl said.