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What’s going on with the name change at Crepes & Burgers?

Kely’s Crepes and Burgers is located at 8000 Auburn Blvd., in Citrus Heights. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
Diners and drivers traveling along the 8000 block of Auburn Boulevard have likely noticed some rebranding at the popular Crepes & Burgers restaurant in Citrus Heights.

Crepes & Burgers, located at 8000 Auburn Blvd., is now Kely’s Crepes and Burgers, with a distinctive new logo now displayed outside the restaurant. An employee at the restaurant said the business is still under the same ownership, and the owner is adding his daughter’s name to the establishment.

In a Sept. 5 announcement online, the business said the Auburn Boulevard location and an associated establishment at 6720 Madison Ave. in Fair Oaks are becoming “two different brands now. Both with distinct visions.”

“Our goal is to be unique, but continue to deliver an exceptional dining experience with delicious food and excellent service,” the business said. “Thank you for your continuous support!”

The restaurant opened in 2017, according to a previous report by The Sentinel, serving its namesake entrees along with salads, sandwiches, and a kids menu. Beer, wine, and coffee selections are also available.

The Sentinel previously reported business owner Martin Garcia and his business partner, Jose Garcia, previously met when Jose was a manager at Sacramento’s popular Crepeville restaurant and hired Martin as a cook. Several years later, the two Garcias (no relation) went into business together, taking over an East Sacramento crepe restaurant.

After a suspicious arson fire burned through their eatery in 2014, the pair began searching for a new location and settled on the location across from the Grand Oaks Shopping Center on Auburn Boulevard. The site had previously been operating as Charlie’s Cafe, but the cafe moved to the Grand Oaks shopping center across the street, leaving the 3,700-square-foot building open for a new tenant.

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