For one night only the mighty Bleeker Burger will be collaborating at their Bloomberg site with Gunpowder London on Thursday 6th December.
With all profits going to Hospitality action, so far Bleeker have raised a whopping £7k since March this year and hope to take this amount over £10k, being there last fundraiser event of 2018. If you can show your support by attending to help them reach their target, here’s what you will be scoffing knowing that every bite of profit is going to Hospitality Action….
Dec 6th – Bleecker X Gunpowder London – 16 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR London, United Kingdom
Time: 18.00 – 22.00
Hospitality Action aka, Hospitality Industry Benevolent Organistation is a registered charity which was established in 1837. They offer vital support and assistance to all who work or have worked within hospitality in the UK who may fall ill from life altering illnesses, experiencing financial hard times, going through bereavement, domestic violence, plus industry professionals who find themselves isolated in retirement.
To find out more, please visit the website here: www.hospitalityaction.org.uk you can also follow their Twitter account to keep up with their latest news @HospAction if you can’t attend Bleekers event on the 6th, you can make a donation via the Hospitality Action website.
We reached out to Bleeker via our Twitter account @Streetzine to offer some free promo for their last charity fundraising event of this year. Having watched their growth since 2012 with total admiration of their commitment to the burger and business ethic overall, how the business was started and where it is today is massively impressive. Zan the founder tells her story, and why to this day she has the same commitment six years on is nothing short of extraordinary and an inspiration to our industry….
”It all started back in 2012, when I quit my life as a lawyer, moved to London from New York, bought an old van and converted it into a food truck. This was the beginning of Bleecker.”
”The London street food scene was in its infancy and it was starting to gain attention; we happened to be in the right place at the right time. We zoomed all over town in our truck, creating a buzz for our burgers. The idea was simple: produce the best burger we possibly could in an approachable, no-bullshit setting.”
”I’ve always believed that burgers are about the beef and that is exactly what we wanted to showcase. We use rare-breed, pasture-fed beef from small farms in the UK. It is dry-aged, giving it an intense, beefy flavour.”
”In 2014, we won the London Burger Bash with the Bleecker Black – a double cheeseburger with beef black pudding. We put it on the menu full-time and Londoners went nuts for it.”
”We spent years working our asses off in the truck and at burger pop-ups with Kerb, Streetfeast and The Southbank Centre. These experiences shaped the character of our business.”
”In 2015, we opened our first permanent spot, a burger kiosk in Old Spitalfields Market. And in 2017, we added a 20-seater takeout joint in Victoria and 30-seater in the new Bloomberg building. We’re proud to have built all of these shops off our own backs.”
”We may expand, but our goal is still the same: commitment to the burger”
Bleeker Burger has three sites in London and a summer pop up down at Southbank between May and September, go seek out the most incredible burger in London, here’s their website address for more info on their locations etc; www.bleeckerburger.co.uk
… One last thing, if you don’t follow on Twitter it’s a must, however, been warned it’s guaranteed to turn even the hardest of herbivores into potential carnivores.