PRINCETON — While the name of one of Princeton’s newest restaurants may indicate otherwise, it was another emotion which was behind the establishment of Hangry Burger on Rogers Street.

“I always wanted to open a place of my own. My daughter, Madison, has cerebral palsy and is non-ambulatory and, when she graduated from Bluefield High School this year, there wasn’t a lot of options for her, so we opened our own restaurant where we work together,” business owner Sonya Vincentino said recently.

The location, at 700 Rogers Street, was purchased by her in February with a March opening date planned before COVID-19 intervened. It finally opened on July 2.

Vincentino added, “I hope to make people happy with good food.”

To that end, the restaurant offers hamburgers made from fresh beef which is ground and pattied every day; chicken and beef Philly subs with plenty of meat; all-beef hot dogs on toasted buns with homemade chili and slaw; plus numerous appetizers.

The menu is advertised on the Hangry Burger Facebook page, where new entries are being added, including a fried green tomato sandwich served with bacon and Asiago cheese on grilled Hawaiian sweet bread.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. It is located in the blue trailer below the old Pepsi plant.

The phone number is 304-308-5161.

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at

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