What started as a project by an MBA student in Chennai, has now turned into a thriving business chain of food kiosks.
Burgerman, the brainchild of Sunil Cherian, forayed into the Bangalore food market in December 2009. From then on, it has done all it takes to give a reason for everyone to have a yummy day with the lip-smacking burgers on offer at several push-carts all over the City. There are many Burgerman kiosks located in different places like Ulsoor, Sarjapur, Bellandur, Koramangala, Sahakarnagar, Hebbal, Bannerghatta Road, all in all bringing the total number to 15 push carts in Bangalore. It recently opened its first express counter on Bannerghatta Road.
Burgerman, as the name suggests, specialises in a variety of burgers. A treat to any foodie, it provides the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians alike five varieties of snacks to choose from — Mini Burger, Cheesy Burger, Beemer Burger (without cheese), Bowger Hotdog and Steeker (chicken sausage). Apart from this, one can try out the different combinations from its array of flavours like mild creamy mayo, sweet and sour barbeque, Mexican-hot and spicy garlic chilly sauce and medium-spiced Indian tandoor.
The outlet, which is hidden among other kiosks in front of the Fifth Avenue Plaza on Brigade Road, is the favourite spot of many. After indulging in their shopping extravaganza, people make a beeline for it for a round of juicy burgers with a blend of different flavours to suit the platter.
“Among the local crowd, the Indian tandoor style is very popular,” says Sham A, who is the Operational Head in Bangalore. Besides this, the Mexican style sauce is the most favoured. It’s sure to send your taste buds tingling with its tang and spice and make you rush to grab a bottle of Diet Coke, which is also available at the counter. If you are concerned about your health, you need not worry. “The patties used for the burgers are baked, not fried. So these make it a non-processed food rich in protein. And we also get a special type of lettuce called iceberg lettuce from Ooty and its stocks are replenished everyday,” he adds. With the burgers priced anywhere between Rs 20 to Rs 50, this is an ideal place for people who love eating out. Says Tincy, a student of St Joseph’s College, “This is a cheaper version of McDonald’s and the burgers here are to die for!” Vouching for this, her friend Athmika quips, “It’s a nice place to come and hang out after college and it isn’t that expensive either.”
Published: Deccan Herald