Big news for all you gourmet burger buffs:  Burger 21 is opening two new franchises in the Tampa Bay area for a whopping four Tampa area restaurants. Thank goodness we'll never be too far from any of their delicious beef, fish, chicken, veggie, or tofu (seriously, they pull out all the stops) burgers.

If you're not already familiar with Burger 21, they take burgers to a whole new level. From The OMG to the Po'Boy Shrimp to the Chicken Marsala to the featured burger which changes on the 21st of every month, you're guaranteed to have a burger experience like no other.

Already a fixture in Westchase and Carrollwood, Burger 21 is opening two stores in New Tampa and Lakeland, and franchise deals are in the works for multiple locations in Orlando and Atlanta as well.

Last fall, the company launched an aggressive growth strategy to bring its crafted burger creations and hand-dipped signature shakes to more cities across the U.S. Burger 21 claims it stands apart from the competition by offering quality, premium ingredients, innovative recipes and a gourmet experience without the gourmet price.

While known for its burgers, Burger 21 also offers hot dogs, a variety of fries and signature dipping sauces, salads, shakes and floats, desserts, and it just recently launched a gluten-free menu.

So, whether you're vegetarian, gluten free, just want a taste, or want to go whole hog (whole cow?), Burger 21 has what you're looking for. And soon enough, you'll basically be able to drive in any direction to get to one!