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Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Restaurants
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served
UK, Greece, Ireland & the Middle East
Key people
Peter Gordon
Products New Zealand cuisine
Owner Clapham House Group PLC
Slogan Distinct, cutting edge flavour burgers

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is a restaurant chain in the United Kingdom specialising in gourmet burgers.

The company was started in London by New Zealanders Adam Wills, Greg Driscoll and Brandon Allen, in 2001. Chef Peter Gordon, a New Zealand-born, London-based chef, oversaw the menu development and the first restaurant opened in 2001, bringing the concept of 'gourmet burgers' to London. GBK is known for its large burgers, fresh produce and casual service style. The initial success of the Battersea restaurant led to further openings across London.

In 2005, the owners sold the business to Clapham House Group PLC [1] who added a total of 53 restaurants across the UK. In 2010 the restaurant chain was sold to Capricorn Ventures, most notable for operating Nando's. GBK expanded to 60 restaurants across the UK, and has plans to continue growing. Franchises operate in Ireland, Dubai, Greece and Oman.

There is a subtle Kiwi theme throughout the restaurants, a reference to the heritage of the original owners.


  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

See also


  1. ^ Tobin, Lucy (2014-09-30). "Former PizzaExpress chairman puts an AIM listing on The Real Greek menu". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 2014-10-02. Page is famous for rising from being a dishwasher at PizzaExpress to manager, franchisee, chief executive and then chairman, before he set up Clapham House. It bought and then expanded Gourmet Burger Kitchen, The Real Greek and Bombay Bicycle Club before being taken over. 

Further reading

  • "Fancy a Gourmet Burger Kitchen burger delivered to your desk? Working lunches just got techie".  
  • "Figtree Prophet rebrands Gourmet Burger Kitchen".  
  • "Gourmet Burger Kitchen creates ‘Glaswegian’ menu".  
  • "BBC News - Nando's to buy Gourmet Burger Kitchen firm for 拢30m".  

External links

  • Official website
  • Irish website

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