Byron hamburger chain creates 40 jobs as York restaurant prepares to open

Opening date for Byron in York

Opening date for Byron in York

Updated in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Business editor

GEORGE Osborne’s favourite burger chain is opening in York this month, creating 40 jobs.

Byron will open a 108-seater restaurant in the former Danish Kitchen building in High Ousegate on April 18.

Tom Byng, founder of the chain, said: “We’re very happy to be opening in the capital of the north, at the heart of one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities.

“I hope that York’s proper hamburger lovers are as excited as we are about our arrival.”

Byron found itself in the headlines last year when the Chancellor tweeted a picture of himself eating one of the brand’s burgers. Mr Osborne was dubbed “out of touch”, due to Byron’s gourmet reputation.

The chain was founded six years ago, and until recently was owned by the Gondola Group, which also owns Pizza Express and Zizzi. It was sold at the end of last year for £100 million to Wagamama’s parent company Hutton Collins Partners.

As well as 29 sites in London, Byron has restaurants in Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford, Kent and Cambridge.

The Danish Kitchen family cafe business sold its lease earlier this year after 35 years, with the loss of 17 jobs.

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10:21pm Wed 2 Apr 14

TCJYork says...

17 jobs lost at Danish Kitchen, 40 jobs 'created' by Byron - surely they've only created 23? 40 staff for a 108 seat restaurant? What on earth will they all be doing? How many of those 40 positions are part time? I really wish the Press wouldn't just swallow the press release between two buns. Ask them some blooming questions.
17 jobs lost at Danish Kitchen, 40 jobs 'created' by Byron - surely they've only created 23? 40 staff for a 108 seat restaurant? What on earth will they all be doing? How many of those 40 positions are part time? I really wish the Press wouldn't just swallow the press release between two buns. Ask them some blooming questions. TCJYork
  • Score: 10

2:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

andy fowler says...

Bet the council get freebies for the opening.
Bet the council get freebies for the opening. andy fowler
  • Score: -2

5:14pm Thu 3 Apr 14

zombardo says...

I had a long think about what to moan about for this particular article (as moaning is de rigueur on this site) but you two beat me to it. Extra marks for managing to mention the Council again especially in a story about burgers, I'm not sure they get talked about enough.

And Jesus wept....
I had a long think about what to moan about for this particular article (as moaning is de rigueur on this site) but you two beat me to it. Extra marks for managing to mention the Council again especially in a story about burgers, I'm not sure they get talked about enough. And Jesus wept.... zombardo
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

magicadey says...

menu looks dull compared to GBK and especially the handmade company outlet in Leeds
menu looks dull compared to GBK and especially the handmade company outlet in Leeds magicadey
  • Score: 1

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