8 Oz. Burger Bar is now American Burger

Hardly major news here, but South Beach’s 8 Oz. Burger Bar is now called American Burger. 8 Oz’s North Miami location has seemingly kept its maiden name. As for why the name change, we called and an employee said “Ask the owner,” so we emailed Eric Fried, to whom original owner Josh Woodward licensed the 8 Oz. name several years ago. He is currently out of town but on his American Burger Facebook page someone at the restaurant replied to a few confused customers saying, “Just new name, same ownership.” You say P Diddy, I say Puff Daddy . . . .others will say shady. Update: apparently the ‘original’ 8 Oz. is moving to Lincoln Road and has no affiliation with American Burger.