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Here’s the story of The Hatch…
Well, we began quite simply with an old gazebo, a single grill with hopes and dreams. We have a real passion for fresh, locally-sourced produce from surrounding areas. We sourced and got to know our local producers, then got to work refining our recipes to create the best possible burger recipe that worked for us.
So far it’s proving to be quite a hit – winning Best Burger in Ulster & Ireland 2018-2019.
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Once we had our patented burger blend and initial menu and quite a few outings in our basic setup, we were comforted and confident that our dreams could be realised, and we decided to plan forward and save for our first food truck in 2016.
With our beautiful black Airstream we hit the surrounding areas, pitching up locally and travelling up and down NI and Ireland doing shows, markets and events.
It took time but slowly we started to amass more popularity and our following began to grow rapidly. This hasn’t really stopped, which is fantastic! With a weekly changing special, Award-Winning Burgers and just great Street Food with a healthy base of returning customers, we have secured some fantastic recognition and alongside The Tatler, we have been so grateful to have been recognised within The McKenna Guide and The Georgina Campbell Guide. We’ve been moving from strength to strength.
With a fleet of three trucks and big plans in the pipeline our business is growing. We are taking more bookings for weddings, corporate gigs and private parties, along with being frequently asked back to the bigger festivals and shows each year, such as Balmoral Show and Belfast Twilight, etc.
It’s very rewarding to see that our public and customers are very excited to see us at these large events.
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We strive in doing our bit where possible for the environment by reducing our carbon footprint – we are very proud to say we only use biodegradable and compostable packing at all times.
We pitch up locally all year round in our permanent location and home town of Newcastle Co.Down, Wednesday to Sunday, serving lunch from 12-3pm and our evening menu from 4-8pm, Sundays 1-7pm.
Find out more about The Hatch here.
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