We now know what will be replacing McDonald's at the Empire State Plaza!

It was certainly a surprise in October when we learned that the McDonald's at the Empire State Plaza was closing. It is very rare to see a McDonald's close anywhere, especially at a high-traffic lunch location like the Plaza. In this case, where one burger joint closes, another one opens - and Plaza patrons are going to love this new spot!

Herbie's Burgers Facebook page
Herbie's Burgers Facebook page

Herbie's Burgers To Open 6th Capital Region Location

Herbie's Burgers, the self-described 'old-school burger joint' that currently operates restaurants in Albany (Lark Street), Guilderland, Latham, Troy, and Schenectady will open their 6th location at the Plaza according to a CBS 6 report. There is currently a 'Coming Soon' banner at the new plaza location.

A target date for an opening has not been announced, but back in October Plaza reps said an announcement would be coming soon about the new restaurant.

The Capital Region's 10 Best Burgers [RANKED]

Ground beef patty, bun, toppings, and condiments. Sounds simple, right? Far from it! A perfect burger is an art form and just like a great painting, each brush stroke of ingredients is essential to the final product. The chef is the artist, and there are the best restaurants in the Capital Region for a burger masterpiece.

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25 Scrumptious, Bucket List Capital Region Burgers

If you are looking for the best of the best when it comes to burgers & cheeseburgers in the Capital Region, these your must-visit burger joints.

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff