The national burger restaurant group re-opened a handful of its sites early this month with a wide range of safety measures in place including pre-shift temperature checks, social distancing where possible and the wearing of PPE.
To support the launch the group has delved into its archives to bring back some of its most popular collaboration projects of the last few years.
First up is 2019’s the Spring burger, a ‘best of British special’ that gives a platform to UK artisan producers by combining an Honest Burgers patty with smoked bacon, Westcombe cheddar, wild garlic pesto, rocket and pickles.
Honest Burgers is working with both Deliveroo and Uber Eats to get the burgers out to its customers.
The group switched to a delivery-only model in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic but - in common with many other restaurant groups - fully closed its restaurants towards the end of March.
“As soon as we closed we started thinking about when and how we could open again,” says co-founder Tom Barton. “There’s a massive concern about mental health right now. And as commercial and capitalist as it sounds the economy too.”
“We want to keep hold of our guys and as employers we have a responsibility to start greasing the wheels of the economy too. For all we know we could still be in this situation in 12 months time.”