Haunted House of Hamburgers is slated to open in Farmingdale...

Haunted House of Hamburgers is slated to open in Farmingdale in time for Halloween.  Credit: Newsday/Meghan Giannotta

When Jordan Desner of Plainview drove by the long vacant Fulton Street Friendly’s in Farmingdale, he thought it would be the perfect place for a haunted house.

“Halloween is in my blood because I was born on Friday the 13th,” says Desner, 47. “Doing something with a haunted house has been on my bucket list. I love food and Halloween so I figured I’d combine the two and make it happen.”

Enter the Haunted House of Hamburgers, a year-round Halloween themed restaurant, where Long Islanders can add a little “BOO!” to their burger.

“It won’t be too scary because we want kids to enjoy it. We are going for fun and spooky,” promises Desner. “There won’t be any Michael Myers or Jason [Voorhees] because I don’t want to freak anyone out. It will be more along with the classic Halloween icons, vampires, the Wolf Man and the Mummy.”

The aesthetic of the venue is being designed by Little Spider Creations from South Carolina, which has done work with amusement parks like Six Flags and Knott’s Berry Farm in California.

“The project is in progress but leaning toward the Haunted Mansion in Disney,” says owner Marc Brawner.

The idea for the restaurant came about when Desner worked on a haunted house with his nephews in the basement of their Nassau County home.

“We started it just for fun in one room in the basement then it got crazy,” says Desner. “The whole basement became a haunted house. That gave me the motivation to do something on a bigger scale.”

The menu will feature fun foods like build-your-own burgers, chicken sandwiches, ice cream, shakes, salads, soup and flatbread pizzas all with a Halloween theme. Some haunted items include the Trick-or-Treat Triple burger, R.I.Pizzas and Crypt Keeper Cocktails.

“There will also be entertainment on the weekends like balloon artists and spooky magicians," says Desner.

Desner plans on hosting special nights such as “Horror Q” — featuring barbecue fare on the 13th of the month. Plus, breakfast gets served on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Outside of the restaurant, the Halloween theme continues as there will be a permanent walk-thru attraction with plenty of photo-ops.

“This location has land which allows us to theme out both the outside and the inside,” says Desner. “There are even some benches out front where we are working on something cool to take selfies with.”

The target month for opening is October, pending on permits. The Haunted House of Hamburgers will be open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; 516-777-1031, hhhamburgers.com.