Updated: Nov 23, 2021
Opening a business is never easy yet opening one during a pandemic is just crazy! Our journey to founding Yonge Burger was one of many stops and starts, trials and tribulations (read our Yonge Burger story here), yet here we are, and we couldn’t be happier to be open and serving you delicious juicy burgers with all your desired fillings on a daily basis!
One of our strict terms and conditions, when it came to opening a new burger restaurant on Yonge Street, was to make it different to all the other eateries, cafes, and burger shops along the street. While some restaurants and cafes on Yonge Street, and even throughout North York for that matter, might serve incredible food, the atmosphere and the appearance of the premises let them down.
We’ve all been there – sitting in a restaurant, trying to eat our food as quickly as possible because of the dead ambience, the grumpy waiters, or even the slightly grubby, dirty room. We swallow our food in a hurry and practically run out of there screaming!
Made-to-order restaurants and burger shops have a well-known and unfortunate reputation for that reason, so we had the idea to transform that image and create a stylish boutique-style burger shop for your comfort and pleasure!
At Yonge Burger, we worked closely with our designer from Italy, and our local contractors, Belle View Construction Ltd, who immediately understood our vision for a comfortable yet fresh and sleek interior and got to work.
How do you build a burger shop?
First, we contacted the City of Toronto government department to change our zoning, and meanwhile, our designer and contractors demolished the premises which we had taken over. Within months, the old and outdated jewellery shop of the past had been transformed into an eye-catching monochrome space, with gleaming white surfaces, bright menus and an open kitchen. Everything had been improved in-house including the back-lit sign, the windows, doors and walls, not to mention the ceiling!
We installed an HVAC system, as well as sleek white chairs and tables, and we purchased some of the best cooking equipment on the market for our new stainless-steel kitchen. The final result is exactly what our designer envisaged, and we want to thank Belle View Construction for their incredible work!
We are incredibly proud of Yonge Burger and its stunning interior, and we have since been recognized as the Most Outstanding Burger Shop in Toronto. As we said, opening a restaurant is never easy, but we ran headfirst into the challenge – much like the hammers used to knock down the old and put up the new at Yonge Burger! It took us ambition and passion to serve you the most opulent and delicious burgers in our boutique and stylish restaurant interior!