Handmade burgers, a new name and a fresh look — Kelsey’s has completely revamped and re-opened as Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse.

The transformation is part of a complete rebranding Kelsey’s will be going through over the next couple of years and Kelsey’s Bovaird is one of the first restaurants in the chain to receive the much-needed facelift.

The best way to describe the transformation is hip. The menu has undergone a number of changes, one of the most exciting being the freshly pressed burgers. They’ve done away with the frozen stuff and burgers are now pressed and made fresh to order.

Fries are also freshly cut and chicken fingers hand-breaded in-house, making Kelsey’s one of the first casual dining restaurants in its realm to steer away from frozen.

Their beer offerings have also changed. You may have been used to the regular crop of big brands, but the bar is now sporting a new lineup of craft beers, ciders and local brews — including Brampton-based brewers Hop City.

The ambiance is reminiscent of a gastropub; tables around the bar are hightop with a natural wood finish and seats range from stools to comfy high booths. It’s a place you’ll want to hang out with friends, no doubt.

The restaurant is also still equipped with low tables and the like for regular dining. The new lighting gives the whole restaurant a modern, more hip feel nonetheless.

Currently Kelsey’s has over 130 locations across Canada, the Kelsey’s on Bovaird is owned and operated by longtime Bramptonian Randy Gill and his family, who are excited about the recent transformation and subsequent re-opening.

10 Kelsey’s locations across Canada have already been renovated with the new look, so Bramptonians will be amongst the first Canadians to experience it. They’ll renovate 18 more next year, and by 2020 all will undergo the full transformation.

The brand also has plans to expand their takeout and delivery offerings through an app launching in the coming months.

Kelsey’s Bovaird is located at 70 Quarry Edge Dr. Follow them on Facebook for all of the latest.