Today's feature of Buy local focuses on......
472 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0J9
This week, I had the pleasure to interview Kyle & Marc - the founders/co-owners of Osborne Village's new Burger Joint Unburger.
Good news everyone, they make delicious and heallthy burgers, they buy local and they are just really great guys!
ITM: Tell us about how your business came about?
UB: We wanted a place to go to where we could eat tasty burgers and not feel guilty about it, and there was none, so we opened our own healthy gourmet burger restaurant.
ITM: You put a great emphasis on recycling and local meats in your restaurant. Where did these passions come about and what made you chose to create a business built on this?
UB: We never considered doing it any other way. We've always felt that restaurants should recycle, considering the amount of boxes, plastic jugs etc. that they go through. As for going local, why not?! You can't get fresher and we're supporting local farmers, win win!
ITM: Where do you hope to see your business in 2 years from now? What are your hopes?
UB: We hope to see our business as a staple restaurant in Osborne Village, a place that is well known for having friendly staff, high standards of cleanliness and the tastiest burgers in town!
ITM: One of the things that I loved when I came in, was the personal involvement of the both of you from the production of the food, to being available on the floor for questions etc. Is this a conscious decision on both of your parts? (It's a great thing, really - a huge selling point to my looking forward to coming back)
UB: To be honest, we care about our restaurant so much that the customer involvement we give just comes naturally. We want each customer to get a meal that suits their taste and to enjoy their experience. We love to hear feedback both positive and negative so that we can keep improving our young restaurant concept.
ITM: B/C of the fact that this is a newsletter for a record shop, can you name me your 5 favourite musicians? (and please don't say Nikkelback!) ;)
UB: Marc: Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tracey Chapman, Elton John, Xavier Rudd
Kyle: Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Empire of the Sun, Calvin Harris, Broken Bells
ITM: Anything else you'd like our readership to know about Unburger?
UB: We're just 2 guys from Winnipeg who want to serve good food while being environmentally friendly
<3 Osborne Village! <3 Winnipeg!
So, stay tuned, try new things and shop local!