This Month the Voice speaks to Jamie Kolovos on the art of making ‘Boss’ burgers.
You just opened a new store in Waurn Ponds. How’s that going?
We opened late February and have been overwhelmed by the support we have received.
We hear you’re opening another store in Leopold. What’s the timeline for that?
Construction will commence in June and we will be ready for a grand opening on 17 July. We will be located near Bunnings with plenty of parking available to our customers.
What are the plans for the future?
We have a food truck in the works which we plan to roll out later this year that will pop up at various events and be available to hire for private functions.
Why Boss Burger? What makes you boss?
It’s a name that we chose to reflect our product, service and experience. It also ties in with our theme and mural of the business.
Have you added anything new to the menu lately?
We are about to launch our American beef hot dog range also known as Boss Dogs, as well as a couple of new burgers and a dessert option.
What’s your favourite burger and why?
The Boss with chicken, it’s the perfect combo if you can’t decide on beef or chicken – you can have both.
What’s your most popular burger?
Boss Deluxe with chicken or The Henry.
What’s the best thing about working in a burger joint?
Apart from doing what we love, and that is cooking burgers, it’s also about interacting with our customers.
Why do you love being on Pako?
Pako is a vibrant area with many good quality food operators and other retailers which make it a great destination to shop and eat.
How would you describe your normal crowd?
It’s a diverse demographic of all ages and we aim to cater for everyone.
How hectic does it get working there?
It can get hectic but with the right systems in place and the right people it ensures for a smooth work flow.
What are Tim Harrison and your brothers like to work with?
It’s good fun, we all get along. We’re on the same page and we all do our best to ensure the success of Boss Burger Co.
How do you enjoy Instagram fame?
It’s a big part of the business which we work on and embrace, it’s one of the best tools of communication which we use to engage with our followers.
How much do you love burgers and why? Do you remember you first burger? Have you had any burgers overseas and if so what’s your favourite?
We love burgers – who doesn’t? We use good quality ingredients, premium beef, freshly-baked buns and locally sourced vegetables to add to the quality of the burger. We’ve eaten plenty of burgers overseas, Shake Shack, In and Out and Fugasi in America are all stand outs.