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Luther Burger was conceptualized in 2015 by created by Restaurateur Ian Kelley.

Luther Burger proudly serves smash burgers available beef, turkey, crab or vegan as well as scratch made biscuits.. Each burger is hand formed in house and cooked with individual love. We are excited to share a new story with all of our guests.

In addition to smash burgers, you'll find a unique array of biscuits, waffle fries, rotating beers and wines. But that's about it. We believe that in order to master a craft, you can't try to master every craft. So we welcome you to join us on a burger adventure, and hope we can connect soon!



  • Chesterfield, VA

  • 1931 Huguenot Rd

  • (804) 447-2664

  • Charlottesville, VA

  • 1001 W Main St

  • (434) 995-5813





IAN KELLEY, founder

Ian is the Founder and CEO of Sugar Shack Donuts based out of Richmond, VA.  He also is the founder of a small batch coffee company Blue Sky Roasting and a partner of Pescados Seafood both operating in Midlothian, VA. Prior to Sugar Shack, Ian was a fine dining chef who ran kitchens from coast to coast. 

On the home front, Ian is a father of 3 and joyfully married to his wife Tanya. When not obsessing over food, you'll usually find Ian playing with his children or laying in a hammock enjoying the outdoors.


James henderson, operations

James is the Operations Director for Sugar Shack and Luther Burger.  He joined the Sugar Shack family in 2013 and quickly advanced through the company earning his spot among the executive team. James brings years of restaurant experience, particularly in high volume quick fire settings. He also brings valuable beverage program knowledge to the team.

Together with his significant other, he is proudly raising two boys while coaching their baseball teams. When not running restaurants or playing ball, James can often be found writing and performing new music.