Burger Theory - The creative burger people

by [email protected] in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th August 2017 we successfully raised £6,058 with 147 supporters in 21 days

We believe in a better burger! Help us take on the chains and show what Bristol burgers are all about! Our 1st restaurant is coming soon!!

by [email protected] in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We have made it so far! If we reach our stretch target we will build a stylish and comfy outdoor seating area for 30 people to dine alfresco. We will have the money to transform our back room into a cool private dining room to throw exclusive burger parties. We will also be able to put three extra beers on tap and put an ice well and speed rail into the bar for super quick cocktail service. On top of all this we will be able to buy a top of the range griddle and new smoker oven so we can get busy with home smoked bacon, chorizo and beef short rib! We really want to bring you all the best  restaurant we can so keep bringing the love!!


What’s the project all about?

Its been a long time coming but finally Burger Theory will be opening the doors to our first restaurant in August this year! We want to build a beautiful restaurant to serve our tasty burgers to our amazing customers! Here’s the deal; we need some help getting the place started so make a pledge and get your hands on one of our awesome rewards!!!

We’ve got big dreams!

Through the medium of burgers, we want to bring happiness to the good people of Bristol. We want to create burger paradise right here in our home town where people can come for their moment of unrivalled burger bliss. We aim to create a restaurant that is worthy of our customers and as creative as our burgers. In the heart of Bristol we have secured the lease on an awesome building, there is space to seat 110 hungry diners.

Here is what we will be serving up...

  • All of our classic burgers 
  • Great local beers
  • A food and drink pairing experience
  • Dirty fries
  • Epic cheese cakes.
  • Cocktails
  • Fresh juices
  • Really awsome friendly service

We plan to hold events at the restaurant including collaboration evenings with the likes of The Bristol cheese monger, Otomi Mexican food and Tequila importers, Bristol breweries and top Bristol chefs. Monthly we will hold the Bottomless Burger Club where you can gorge yourself on unlimited sliders, fried chicken, fries, beer and bucks fizz! 

Not all burgers are created equal…

For those that have tasted our burgers you will know that we have a unique approach to creative burger cuisine. We take inspiration from around the globe to bring something creative and surprising to the plate.  

Whether you like a crispy Korean fried chicken burger, classic veggie cheese burger or pulled beef in chocolate mole sauce there is something on the menu that will make you go YUM!

As well as creative flare we have a source it local ethos.

  • Our beef comes from award winning butchers Walter Rose and Son who work with farmer Tim on Stokes Marsh Farm to provide a well reared and aged product. We believe that knowing where our beef is coming from is the only way of being sure that our product is the best possible and tastes great.
  • We use John sheppard for red tractor farm assured chicken and bacon. 
  • Our bread comes from local baker Dariusz and his bakery Proper Bread. We think Dariusz has got the burger bun nailed and we hope you agree.
  • Ashton Farms supply us with local cheeses, an essential on any burger menu. Arthur David supply our veg daily with produce coming from English growers whenever in season. We use Pronto pack for our compostable packaging.
  • To compliment our fantastic food we will be working with local brewers, Moor Beer to provide craft beer to match our food.

You scratch our back we fill your belly!

We don’t expect something for nothing so have come up with some great rewards for those that contribute to the cause. You can get anything from a burger, fries and a drink vouchers, invites to the launch party, tickets to the Bottomless burger club or the opportunity to design your own burger with the help of chefs Nick and Rory and for it to feature on the menu!

Anyone who contributes more than £30 will get thier name on The Wall of Pledge! A special place reseved to that by name all the peole that have helped to make our burger restaurant dreams become realty.

Also please get involved with our events. The events will be a big deal at the restaurant with very exclusive evenings being a regular thing. We look forward to teaming up with local producers to bring you evenings of posh nosh in a bun, taster menus as well as paired drinks. Have a look at the rewards to get your hands on tickets to these exclusive events. 

We can not wait to bring you this amazing restaurant, we hope you are as excited as us!

What will we do with all that dosh?

  • Help fund the purchase of our new restaurant (37-38 St Stevens street, bristol)
  • Kit out the kitchen with a new griddle, fryers and extraction fans.
  • Make the place even more beautiful for all of our awesome customers (re-decorate, put a new floor in, put some art on the walls and buy some fancy lights).
  • Buy new tables and comfy chairs for 100 people!
  • Put new beer taps in to serve up some refreshing local craft beers.
  • Put a sign above the door to let everyone know that Burger Theory has landed!

Who are we and what has Burger Theory been up to?

Founder and chef Rory Perriment first started Burger Theory as a street food stall in 2012. Rory had just returned from travelling Europe, Australasia and Asia where he had been unwittingly conducting research for the Burger Theory menu. After eating the perfect burger at the notorious New Zealand burger bar, Furg Burger and with experience working in Asian kitchens, an Australian bistro and doing private catering he had gained some invaluable experience to get into the burger biz. Back in 2012 the dream was to provide an antidote for the poor quality and unimaginative burgers that were on the market at the time. After many experiments in the kitchen and at home the theory took to the streets and people really seemed to like it.

In 2013 the Rory was joined by Oliver Thorogood who with his passion for cooking and festivals helped spur the company on to success on the festival circuit. Oliver, educated at Colchester Culinary Arts College and with experience cooking globally has captained the festival crew  and helped to steer us towards ongoing success on the festival circuit. We have traded at the likes of the Secret Garden Party, Love saves the day and Latitude!

In 2016 Burger Theory was asked to take over the kitchen at Kongs Bar on King Street, Bristol. An alliance was born. Since then we have seen thousands of customers in Bristol eat with us in Kongs Bristol, Kongs Cardiff and The Golden Lion too. We take great pleasure in seeing all of our customers leave with full bellies and smiling faces. At Kongs Nick Makin joined the team as head chef and impressed us so much with his creative flair that we asked him to join us in our mission to bring the most creative burgers to the world and made him a director in our new project.

Over the years we have progressed from being a street food stall to trading at some of the UKs largest music festivals and being one of Bristol’s best know pop-up restaurants. The next chapter in our story is to open an awesome restaurant to show off our wares and treat our customers to the best burger experience in town.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£6 or more

£6 Reward

Have a drink on us! Grab a beer or cider, fresh juice or a cocktail on us to say thanks for the support.

£9 or more

21 of 40 claimed

£9 Reward

Early bird burger and fries. Grab any burger and fries when you come in to say thanks for the pledge!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Burger and fries and a drink. Choose from our extensive burger menu and grab a beer, cocktail, fresh juice or milk shake too!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Slider and beer flight with fries. Beer and burgers are best friends. We are teaming up with local brewers’ Moor Beer to provide a paired burger and beer experience which will be available in the restaurant on the evening menu.

£26 or more

£26 Reward

The bottomless burger club. All you can eat burgers, fried chicken, fries, beer and bucks fizz. The last Sunday of each month 12-5pm. Seats are limited to each club and will be issued on a first pledge first serve basis so get in quick! The first club will be in September.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Meal for two. Burger and fries and a drink included. Choose from our extensive burger menu and a grab a beer, cocktail, fresh juice or milk shake too!

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Slider and beer flight with fries for 2. Beer and burgers are best friends. We are teaming up with local brewers’ Moor Beer to provide a paired burger and beer experience which will be available in the restaurant on the evening menu.

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Join the burger club! Grab a drink on us and get a discount card which gets you 20% discount on burgers for a year!

£48 or more

6 of 30 claimed

£48 Reward

Ticket to the burger lab. Al a carte experimental burger cuisine. We go to town with a whole new burger dining experience. Expect fine local cheeses, Wagu beef, lobster, rose veal, foraged mushrooms, our own cured meats and culinary techniques usually found only in fine dining. A seven course meal with a paired drinks menu available. Only 30 tickets available for each event. The 1st event in October in collaboration with The Bristol Cheesemonger

£50 or more

£50 Reward

The Wall Of Pledge... Get your name on the wall of pledge, a special place reserved to thank all the people that have made our restaurant dreams a reality!

£69 or more

2 of 30 claimed

£69 Reward

Burger Theory chefs workshop. Very exclusive cooking work shops. Learn to pickle cucumbers, cure your own bacon and make the perfect burger patty! You will go away with a jar of pickled cucumbers, a bottle of burger theory ketchup, dry cured bacon made by your own hand and you will get a burger of your choice on the day.

£90 or more

£90 Reward

For the die hard fans. Burger and fries x 10. We will send you 10 meal vouchers for you to use when you like and do with as you wish. Bring all your friends or guzzle the lot yourself!

£90 or more

3 of 15 claimed

£90 Reward

2 Tickets to the burger lab. Al a carte experimental burger cuisine. We go to town with a whole new burger dining experience. Expect fine local cheeses, Wagu beef, lobster, rose veal, foraged mushrooms, our own cured meats and culinary techniques usually found only in fine dining. A seven course meal with a paired drinks menu available. Only 30 tickets available for each event. The 1st event in October...

£185 or more

£185 Reward

Create your own dish and have it on the menu for 2 weeks. One to one you will get to work with chefs Rory and Nick to develop your own idea for a burger. We believe almost anything can be made into a burger. You will learn about creative process and product development. Your burger will feature as a special for 2 weeks and you will be able to come in and eat with a friend to show off your work!

£225 or more

£225 Reward

Become an official Burger Theory sponsor! Are you a business in Bristol that loves burgers and wants to let the world know! If you sponsor the build of the restaurant your company logo will go on the 'Wall of Pledge'. Just to sweeten the deal we will send you 10 vouchers redeemable for a burger and fries so you and your chosen guests can come and enjoy the restaurant you have helped build. This is a great idea for an office trip out!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Burgers for life! Just because you can and you love us. We will be forever in your debt and we will roll out the red carpet whenever your in town. Also you will get an invite +1 to our opening party as well as a discount card which gets you 20% off food for life!

£700 or more

£700 Reward

The chefs table. 7 course dinner for 10 people. Dishes from the burger lab menu with paired drinks menu. This reward will be available to redeem from October.

£1,400 or more

£1,400 Reward

Throw a party! We can cater parties of any size! Why not throw party for all your mates and we will bring the food! We will cater for you and up to 100 of your mates to say thanks for your generous pledge!

£7 or more

13 of 10 claimed

£7 Reward

Super early bird burger and fries. Grab any burger and a side of fries when you come in.

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