Tucker Community Spotlight - December 2017
The concept at Village Burger is simple: hamburgers, hot dogs, seasoned fries. Yet that simple concept has quickly become the talk of the Tucker food scene. Since their opening on Main Street in October, General Manager Justin Beaudrot has seen a bustling lunch and dinner crowd.
“I think it’s gotten such a huge response from the community because we’ve made it an effort primarily to become involved in and around Tucker,” Beaudrot explains. “A number of our employees, including myself, were born and raised right here in Tucker. So, we’re already a part of the community.”
Already popular in Dunwoody and Johns Creek, Village Burger comes to Tucker as part of a wave of new and re-imagined restaurants to open this year on Main Street. Beaudrot and his staff are happy to share the secret of what’s made their product a success in those other cities.
“We purchase and serve 100 percent certified Angus ground chuck beef hamburgers,” he says. “Anybody can make a burger, but I think the real key to it is buying a good meat and that’s what we do here.”
As for the Tucker location, Village Burger is hoping its abundant outdoor seating will help the restaurant stand out from the competition.
“I really enjoy a busy day when people sit out front and enjoy the front patio. It brings the street to life,” Beaudrot explains. He adds that the recently completed back patio will be heated to allow customers to dine al fresco even during the cold weather months.
You can find out more about Village Burger and view their menu at villageburger.com.
“Anne is an amazing person, who has dedicated countless hours, blood, sweat and tears (of joy!) volunteering at several DeKalb County public schools.
Livsey Elementary, Tucker Middle and the DeKalb School of the Arts have all greatly benefited from her service over the past decade or so. She is an intense, intelligent team player, heading up numerous committees at these schools where she contributes to everything from theatrical productions to communications to fundraisers. Her ideas have raised tens of thousands of dollars for these schools—monies that benefit the academic enrichment of students, support teachers and staff. These mini-grants fund equipment or professional development, boost morale of the staff and administration and encourage parents to become engaged and actively supportive.
Anne currently serves as Tucker Middle School’s PTA Communications Chairperson, responsible for a weekly newsletter that gets emailed out to more than 1,400 parents, guardians and stakeholders EVERY Sunday. It shares information for functions that range from testing to athletics—details that translate to smoother day-to-day logistics. She also heads several committees and serves on School Council there.
She is currently working with a team of Council and District leaders to create a Cluster Forum where all seven Tucker schools can share information, find support and problem solve in a ‘big picture’ approach.
Somehow Anne makes time to get this all done while being a devout wife, an amazing mother to her four children and heavily involved in her faith.”
Nominated by Rich Benevento