Burger restaurant gets local

New American-style venue uses ingredients and materials from its own back yard

• Reclaimed materials were salvaged locally.

A NEW burger restaurant in Glasgow’s west end is looking to combine American-style food with locally-sourced Scottish ingredients.

In addition to selling handmade burgers BRGR, on Great Western Road, will also provide what is claimed to be Scotland’s first burger holder, or ‘hawder’, which ‘hawds’ your burger and, it’s claimed, ensures less mess, spills and a “better burger eating experience”.
The new venue has six different varieties of meat burgers, including three
beef choices, and a seventh vegetarian option.
Sticking with the American theme, the restaurant’s milk station produces a variety of shakes including vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, plus ‘grown-up’ shakes like chocolate and Cointreau, Malibu and a coffee-inspired mix with Café Patron and Kahlua.
But on the Scottish side the restaurant is “firmly focused” on Glasgow and features ingredients from local suppliers throughout its menu.
Suppliers include Rodgers Butchers and George Mewes Cheese on Byres Road, Big Bear Bakery in Glasgow and the city’s Direct Foods for fruit and vegetables.
Chris Lessani, owner of BRGR, said: “Burgers are hugely popular in Glasgow’s city centre, but in the west end there aren’t that many options if you are looking for a really high quality burger in a great dining experience.
“We have some fantastic suppliers in the city and we wanted to celebrate this in the creation of our braw burgers.
“We have kept our menu quite small but with enough variation so that people can get what they are looking for. We will also have a kids menu for our little BRGR diners.”
Designed by Composed Design, BRGR’s interior makes use of reclaimed materials from Glasgow Architectural Salvage and features a hand-drawn feature wall.
Lessani added: “BRGR will offer the perfect spot for those looking to grab a quick lunch or dinner, providing great tasting burgers without the wait; but we have also created a space that we hope people can relax in and enjoy dining out with friends and family.”
It is claimed the restaurant has created a dozen full and part-time jobs.