Another week, another great investment to talk about. This week I want to tell you about my latest investment and it’s a tasty one.
Anyone who knows me, know that I love my food so that’s why I am so delighted to announce that i’ve invested into Kerb Edge, a Yorkshire based street food business renowned for ‘the best American burgers this side of the Atlantic’ – and I can confirm the claims are true, they really are the best and tastiest burgers in Yorkshire!
Kerb Edge, which launched 3 years ago and specialises in hand crafted burgers made from the best of Yorkshire produce. They currently trades in 2 permanent locations, Camerons Brewery’s Head of Steam Hull & Tynemouth and from a distinctive vintage 1979 Citroen HY Van called Cyril.
Founded by Adam Bryson, a former general manager at Yo Sushi in Leeds, Kerb Edge started with just Adam behind the griddle and now he employs 10 people.
Adam, who I have known for a longtime decided to approach me for investment to help buy out an existing shareholder and grow the business. He needed a partner to help him move the business forward and take it to the next level, so I made an investment of £40K.
As always I am looking to invest in products I believe in and want to use myself. And whilst I haven’t eaten the beef burgers myself it is impossible not to notice how popular they are with the customers. Adam is highly driven and full of great ideas to drive the business forwards, so it is a pleasure to work with someone who makes my job easy.
The Kerb Edge distinctive van can be found pitchin & flippin daily around Hull & East Yorkshire and their gourmet burgers, which include the Signature KerbEdge burger, are extremely popular with locals and tourists alike.
So what are our plans for the future?
We’re now looking to grow the business and go nationwide. We’re looking to develop new sites for both Cyril our and potentially stand alone KerbEdge sites. Also, the future for KerbEdge will involve more than just beef especially given that I do not eat red meat – which means my team are now putting together chicken options, especially for me.
I look forward to telling you more about this investment as it develops and grows.
Have you ever tasted a Kerb Edge burger? What did you think? Let me know on by tweeting me @thematthaycox