GERMANY – The German beer maker Hamburger GmbH plans to open a burger village in Iowa in the coming months, a move that could spark competition among state breweries.
Hamburger GMBH said on Thursday that it will start working on a development plan for the burger village that will include about 15 restaurants, including a bakery, grocery store, bar and restaurant.
The village will also have a full-service beer bar, the company said.
The Hamburger family is owned by the brothers Christian and Erwin.
In 2016, the group purchased Hamburger, a German company, for $11 billion, the second-largest U.S. acquisition in history.
The company will also open a bar and an Italian restaurant in the village.
Hospitality will be provided in the restaurant and a bar, and the Hamburger company plans to develop a restaurant with seating for up to 30.
Hamburger plans to hire 30 people in the first year.
In addition to the village, Hamburger is developing a new brewery in the town of Greenville.
It also is planning to open new stores in Iowa, Colorado and New Mexico, according to a company news release.