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The Story of Our Hamburger!

The start

Jacques Kavafian created Fresh Burger™ in 2013 after a 30-year career on Bay Street. During his days in the financial industry, Jacques traveled the world and discovered that the best food, anywhere in the world, could be found in restaurants that had a limited menu. The hamburger, being one of his favorite foods, the inability to find a good classic hamburger was particularly frustrating to him. Despite his hometown of Toronto being a hub for hamburgers, he could not find a restaurant that served a good old fashioned fresh hamburger. He felt restaurants were trying too hard to be different and innovative, turning a simple concept into something complex. After he decided to retire from the grind (pun intended) of daily finance, Jacques was determined to create a small hamburger restaurant near his home in Richmond Hill, Ontario that would serve a classic burger – a burger that Tastes Good like a Hamburger Should! ® The first Fresh Burger™ location opened on September 3rd, 2013 and became an instant success.

Our core values

Our Commitment:
Fresh Burger™ is committed to serving its customers the best burgers at the lowest price possible. Fresh is not just a buzzword we use in our restaurants, and we do not place efficiency before the quality of our food. To us, fresh means fresh meat, fresh vegetables, and fresh bread, which is why you won’t find any freezers in our restaurants. We produce the highest-grade beef (100% Canadian Angus Beef) that is ground daily to our specification, which is why Fresh Burger™ has earned its reputation as the Premium burger brand in the Greater Toronto Area.
For as long as Fresh Burger™ exists, we promise to serve the best burgers and fries in the market at everyday low prices every single time.

The Future

With the rapid growth of our Fresh Burger™ team and our burger fans, we are expanding fast. The future is very bright due to our customers loyalty from the first day we opened on Leslie Street at 16th Avenue in Richmond Hill. We know what our customers want, and we know that we can achieve greatness by not cutting back our promise of providing 100% fresh Canadian Angus Beef, with no fillers. We will never cut corners to save on cost. Our goal is to provide the best burger regardless, at the lowest possible price.

Our Story

Fresh Burger™ first opened its doors on September 3, 2013 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. It quickly became the neighborhood hot spot, with line-ups out the door during the lunchtime rush. The success followed Fresh Burger™ to downtown Toronto with the opening of its second location on November 28, 2014 at 542 Church Street. Fresh Burger™ continued to expand, with the opening in Vaughan in February 2018 and in North York in September 2018. The Richmond Hill location was expanded to double its original size on February 20, 2016. This was followed by a second North York store on Yonge Street in August 2019, Airport Road in Mississauga in October 2019 and on Dixie Road also in Mississauga in November 2019. Soon to come in summer of 2020 on Steeles Avenue at Woodbine.

The start

Jacques Kavafian created Fresh Burger™ in 2013 after a 30-year career on Bay Street. During his days in the financial industry, Jacques traveled the world and discovered that the best food, anywhere in the world, could be found in restaurants that had a limited menu. The hamburger, being one of his favorite foods, the inability to find a good classic hamburger was particularly frustrating to him. Despite his hometown of Toronto being a hub for hamburgers, he could not find a restaurant that served a good old fashioned fresh hamburger. He felt restaurants were trying too hard to be different and innovative, turning a simple concept into something complex. After he decided to retire from the grind (pun intended) of daily finance, Jacques was determined to create a small hamburger restaurant near his home in Richmond Hill, Ontario that would serve a classic burger – a burger that Tastes Good like a Hamburger Should! ® The first Fresh Burger™ location opened on September 3rd, 2013 and became an instant success.

The core values

Our Commitment:
Fresh Burger™ is committed to serving its customers the best REAL FRESH burgers and beef at the lowest price possible. Fresh is not just a buzzword we use in our restaurants, and we do not place efficiency before the quality of our food. To us, fresh means fresh meat, fresh vegetables, and fresh bread, which is why you won’t find any freezers in our restaurants. We produce the highest-grade beef (100% Canadian Certified Angus Beef) that is ground daily to our specification, which is why Fresh Burger™ has earned its reputation as the Premium burger brand in the Greater Toronto Area.
For as long as Fresh Burger™ exists, we promise to serve the best burgers and fries in the market at everyday low prices every single time.

The future

With the rapid growth of our Fresh Burger™ team and our burger fans, we are growing faster than ever before. The future is very bright due to our customers loyalty from the first day we opened at 16th Ave, and Leslie. We know what our customers want, and we know that we can achieve greatness by not cutting back our promise of providing Fresh 100% Canadian Angus Beef, with no fillers. We will never cut the cost of our burgers to boost our sales, our goal is to provide the best burger regardless of the cost and profit. We enjoy seeing our Fresh Burger™ fans grow and see smiles on our customers when they leave the store. The future is bright!

Our Story

Fresh Burger™ first opened its doors on September 3, 2013 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. It quickly became the neighborhood hot spot, with line-ups out the door during the lunchtime rush. The success followed Fresh Burger™ to downtown Toronto with the opening of its second location on November 28, 2014 at 542 Church Street. Fresh Burger™ continued to expand, with the opening in Vaughan in February 2018 and in North York in September 2018. The Richmond Hill location was expanded to double its original size on February 20, 2016. Our locations are rapidly increasing due to our commitments for our real juicy fresh burgers.