How we began!
In early 2012, Myles Munro and Daragh Kan ate their way through as many food trucks and burger joints in San Francisco, New York, Austin and Miami as they could. They’d been running the Mercat Cross Hotel for a few years and were looking to launch their pub’s food offering with something interesting.
Blown away by what they saw in America, the pair came back to Melbourne and immediately started plans for building a food truck to put inside the foyer of the pub. But there was one issue: the doorway was too small to fit the truck through.
Undeterred, they took out a lease on an old mechanic’s warehouse around the corner and put the truck there. After toying with a dozen or so cuisines, Daragh and Myles decided a burger truck was the way to go. The next few months saw hundreds of burger tastings, lengthy searches for the ideal bakers, cheesemakers and local producers, and countless taste-tests with family and friends, until they finally created their perfect burger. And, in October 2012, Mr Burger was born.
From west to east (and in between), Mr Burger has expanded all over Melbourne, feeding the neighbourhood’s desires for damn tasty burgers, made without compromise. In 2015, Mr Burger also started ‘Welcome To Thornbury’, a community hub for all things Food Truck related.
Combining a large outdoor beer garden, community space and a rotating roster of Food Trucks, Welcome To Thornbury has become part of the Northern Suburbs culture, and a damn fine place to enjoy a drink.