All about burger joys
Rocking Hong Kong One Burger at a time
In 2015, Burger Joys opened shop in the heart of Wan Chai’s vibrant pub and bar district on Lockhart Road. Bringing the bomb flavors of Los Angeles’ gourmet burger joints to Hong Kong foodies, we serve a range of burgers, wings and fries along with handpicked craft beers and real ice-cream milkshakes from lunchtime to the early hours of the morning. In 2018, we expanded our services to First Street in Sai Ying Pun.
Our unique smash style burger comes from 2 years of experimentation and research. By combining a high-end burger recipe from Chef Todd Williams, a Brioche Bun by two-star Michelin Pastry Chef Michael Gillet and some quick cooking methods, we’ve packaged a gourmet burger into a fast food experience tailored to Hongkongers’ fast-paced lifestyle.
We aim to be the place where people can forget about their worries, hang out and chillax with family and friends.
Meat Our Founder
This is Manu Lee, the man behind Burger Joys. You might see him in the store from time to time, catching up with regulars and meeting new customers so feel free to say hi!
Having spent almost a decade in the United States, Manu came home to Hong Kong with a craving for burgers he had in LA. Unsatisfied with Hong Kong’s options, he decided to create his own burger with flavors that the city desperately deserved.
If you can’t find it, make it!
What is smash style?
It's often said to avoid pressing down on meat as it’s cooking, but the secret of our burger’s heavenly crunch is doing exactly that.
Smash style refers to a technique of smashing the patty down on to the grill. This allows more surface area for the Maillard Reaction, which caramelizes the beef and produces more flavor.
That’s what our chefs are doing when you hear that sizzle in our kitchen!
Bringing joy to the community
Happiness is not only meant to be tasted; it's meant to be felt through the actions of our people and our company. We're in the business of spreading good vibes in our own Burger Joys way, and have been awarded the Caring Company Logo in 2016 and 2017 because of our efforts. How did we do it? Read on!
We're proud of employing people from a wide range of interests, backgrounds and experiences - including local Chinese and individuals from ethnic minority groups. That's why our servers can speak a wide range of languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Bahasa, Tagalog, etc.
We hire by personality and believe in working with a multicultural team because in our experience, it produces great results. Our expectations are simple: be friendly, have a positive attitude and, of course, have the right skills for the position you're applying for.
Part of our founder Manu Lee's philosophy is to pick at least one day a year to help those in need, and to give whenever we receive.
We collaborate yearly with Holy Carpenter Church to visit the homes of single elderly, and sponsor the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) in Hong Kong. We've also donated money to non-profit U-Hearts for constructing a school in China - a project that was completed in May 2016.
When it comes to saving the planet, we want to be part of the solution! That's why we use LED lights in our restaurants to minimize electricity usage, and insist on using biodegradable paper packaging rather than plastic wherever we can.
Our next step? Finding biodegradable utensils and paper straws. We're currently looking for options, so feel free to hit us up if you have any recommendations!
Extra, Extra! Read all about it!
Since our opening in 2015, we’ve regularly been featured on a bunch of established local media outlets.
Check out some of our articles by clicking on the logos below.