Bun Bros in Ennis were presented with the accolade of ‘Best Takeaway Chain in Munster’, following an award ceremony hosted by National Burger Day last Thursday.
A sister company of Four-Star Pizza, partners Regina Mészáros and Ashutosh Kinra decided to purchase the premises last year and opened to the public in September 2020, looking to reinvent a store.
The couple, who both graduated from Shannon College of Hotel Management, Regina specialising in food and beverage and Ashutosh as a chef, found it “difficult at the start” due to the pandemic. “It was a slow procedure in getting the word out and getting people to try the burgers. We don’t do any marketing, so the food speaks for itself. All the ingredients are Irish, even the vegetables are sourced from a local producer. Everything is made fresh to order also, and nothing is left sitting around as it would be in other takeaways,” she stated.
The National Burger Day Awards were voted by customers and The Irish Times reported that nearly 20,000 votes were cast for more than 450 burger outlets. Regina enthused that the couple are “delighted with the feedback” and feel “reassured that the product is selling.” Both working full time in the store, they were notified by Head Office following the announcement and were surprised that it was their standalone store and not the franchise that had won the award.
“The support has been massive from local people and it is continuing to grow all the time. Abbey Street is a fantastic location and it’s great being near the pubs and the clubs. We are over the moon to have received this national award,” she concluded.