|Private limited company|
|Founded||London, United Kingdom (2007)|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
Number of locations
|Tom Byng (founder)|
|Parent||Wholly owned subsidiary of Hutton Collins Partners|
Byron Hamburgers Limited, trading as Byron, is a British casual dining restaurant chain specialising in hamburgers. Founded in 2007 by Tom Byng, as of March 2015, Byron has 50 outlets, of which 37 are in London, with a new outlet in Derby being planned. The chain is owned by Hutton Collins Partners, who purchased it for £100 million in October 2013.
The burger chain is exclusively UK-based, with 37 outlets in London, two outlets in Manchester, and one in the following cities:
The burger chain was founded in London in 2007 by Tom Byng, who states his inspiration for the company was drawn from his four year stint in New York, where he would regularly eat at the Silver Top Diner in Providence, Rhode Island.
The chain was owned by Gondola Group, which also owns Ask and Zizzi. Gondola announced plans to sell Byron in October 2012. Potential buyers included Quilvest, owners of YO! Sushi, in June 2013 Gondola stated that it was abandoning plans to sell Byron, after offers failed to reach the company's estimated £100m price tag, and decided to accelerate expansion of Byron instead.
In June 2013, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne came under fire in the British press for posting a picture of himself working late on social media eating a Byron burger. The photo attracted derision from political commentators as austerity was a political issue at the time and Byron hamburgers are considered one of the more expensive options in the hamburger market.
- Bow, Michael (20 May 2013). "YO! Sushi owner gets taste for Byron burgers". City A.M. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Sale of Byron to Hutton Collins Partners" (PDF). Gondola Group. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- Thomas, Nathalie (18 October 2013). "Byron burger chain sold in £100m deal". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- "BYRON HAMBURGERS: STORY" (Press release). Bryonhamburgers.com.
- Quinn, James (6 October 2012). "Byron hamburger chain up for sale". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Walsh, Dominic (14 June 2013). "Gondola changes course on Byron burger sale". The Times. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Pickles' salad upstages Osborne's burger picture" (Press release). BBC. 27 June 2013.