San Diego restaurant openings: Biggie’s Burgers and Split Bakehouse

Biggie's cheesburger, fries and chocolate shake
(Jack Gates)

Biggie’s Burgers opens in Vista

Biggie’s Burgers, a small ‘50s-style burger chain with locations in San Clemente and Pacific Beach, opened its third location last month in Vista.

Founded in 1991 in San Clemente, Biggie’s makes and preps most of its ingredients — patties, fries and onion rings — in-house. The new Vista location is in the Target shopping center at 1711 University Ave., Vista. Visit

Split Bakehouse opens in La Mesa

Split Bakehouse, the 3-year-old vegan wholesale bakery owned by Vanessa Corrales, opened its first public bakery on Feb. 10 at the Grossmont Center outdoor mall.

Over the past three years, Split has built a large distribution network for its vegan pastries at more than 40 coffee shops and restaurants countywide, including Camp Coffee in Oceanside and Jaunt Coffee in the Miramar area. The bakery specializes in vegan laminated pastries with monthly holiday specials for online pre-orders. It also makes its own vegan butter and eggs. Pablo Mendez is Split’s executive pastry chef.

For now, the Grossmont location of Split is offering to-go sales through a takeout window near the mall’s food court at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. For details, visit