First look inside Gadgie Burger's new restaurant in Holderness Road

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 Mar 2018

One of Hull’s most popular burger chains is set to open a brand new 30-seater restaurant with an expanded menu which includes protein shakes and breakfasts.

Gadgie Burger, which started out as a small takeaway joint in Anlaby Road, now has three restaurants across the city bearing its name after procuring premises in Holderness Road.

For the past 12 weeks, the team have been working hard to transform the building into a brand new eatery which will cater for the people of east Hull.

And bar a few minor tweaks, the doors of the new restaurant are set to open in the coming days – much to the delight of the general manager Rachel Thompson.

Inside the new Gadgie Burger restaurant (Image: Jerome Ellerby)

“We are really excited for this one,” she said. “We wanted an atmosphere where we could get to meet customers and get to know regulars.

“We want customers to come in and for us to immediately know what they are going to order.

“The design of the place looks amazing. We’ve done out all the tables and it looks so good.

“All our other restaurants are takeaways but this one will be the first one where you can eat in.”

Some of the food on sale at Gadgie Burger (Image: Jerome Ellerby)

Ms Thompson said Gadgie Burger, which has a takeaway in Beverley Road to cover north Hull, was always keen to open a seated restaurant in Holderness Road.

So when the opportunity arose to takeover empty premises on the junction with Mersey Street, they knew they had snap them up.

However, the team knew they had to make their new restaurant stand out, so they have added to the menu to give food lovers plenty more than just a burger to choose from.

The counter at the new Gadgie Burger restaurant in Holderness Road (Image: Jerome Ellerby)

Ms Thompson said: “We have added a breakfast menu so we have a proper large breakfast and we have got the Gadgie Breakfast too.

“We have coffee, so we’ve got a choice of lattes, whites and cappuccinos and we’ve got protein shakes, paninis and just a real variety on offer.

“There is something for everyone.”

When the firm was initially created by Mike Holiday and Tom Mainprize in July 2016, the plan was to deliver to the whole of Hull.

Now, Ms Thompson says the firm is able to cater for all areas of the city with the opening of the Holderness Road restaurant.

Another dish on sale at Gadgie Burger East (Image: Jerome Ellerby)

She is amazed at how far the venture has come in such a short space of time and she has encouraged everyone to try out the new restaurant when it opens soon.

“We’re not quite ready to open just yet,” Ms Thompson said. “We still need to tweak a few ends because we want to get things 100 per cent right.

“At the moment we are probably 90 per cent ready and we want to make sure customers have the best experience.

“You’ve got to set targets and dreams and when we started out as a business we always knew we wanted to expand.

“People love what we offer and we want to keep our customers happy.

“A lot of hard work has gone into this place and we are all really proud of it.”

As part of the expansion, Gadgie Burger has taken on four new members of staff for its restaurant in Holderness Road, which will continue to act also as a takeaway.

However, it is still looking for more employees and you can apply in store for various positions currently available.

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