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NFL: Ex-DT Albert Haynesworth to Open Burger Joint in Tennessee
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NFL: Ex-DT Albert Haynesworth to Open Burger Joint in Tennessee

Aug 22 2013, 12:45am CDT | by

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is opening a burger joint in Knoxville, Ten. next month.

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is opening a burger joint in Knoxville, Ten. next month. Josh Flory of Knoxnews.com writes Haynesworth, who played for the NCAA's Tennessee Volunteers...

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NFL: Ex-DT Albert Haynesworth to Open Burger Joint in Tennessee

Aug 22 2013, 12:45am CDT | by

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is opening a burger joint in Knoxville, Ten. next month.

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is opening a burger joint in Knoxville, Ten. next month.

Josh Flory of Knoxnews.com writes Haynesworth, who played for the NCAA's Tennessee Volunteers before starring in the NFL, will put up the restaruant named "BurgerFi" at the former Moriconi Pizzeria site at 17th Street and Cumberland Avenue.  

Apparently, Haynesworth will franchise the burger joint as its headquarters is in North Palm Beach, Fla. In Flory's words,"The chain specializes in burgers made from grass-fed, Angus and a variety of hot dogs, including the Wagyu Kobe beef dog."

Haynesworth, a fan of the restaurant, was introduced to BurgerFi's founder, John Rosatti. 

"I'm a big guy so I eat a lot and I'm not going to just jump on some place because I know somebody. But the food is unbelievable. It's the best burger I think I've ever had." 

Flory also adds the BurgerFi branch in Knoxville, the first in the state of Tennessee, is set to open in September. 

Haynesworth, who hopes to build on his success with this new endeavor, brushed off critics in an interview with Knoxville News on Tuesday.

"When you're successful, a lot of people are going to come after you...A lot of people call it haters. If you've got haters, that means you're doing something right."

If his new restaurant proves to be a hit, he said he is open to the idea of branching out with more franchises in the future, according to NESN.com. 

Haynesworth played in the NFL from 2002-11 for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccanneers. He concluded his career with 347 tackles, 30.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. 

 

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