Bleecker

We inspire our team to deliver standout, life-changing burgers, while building diverse, inclusive and empowering environments.
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Bleecker began with a food truck, after a corporate lawyer quit her job in New York and moved to London to serve street food. Zan Kaufman tasted the best burger she had ever eaten while in the Big Apple and it inspired her mission to serve up "life-changing" food.

Bleecker launched in 2012 and has grown to a group of eight restaurants. It has built a reputation for serving the best burger in London and has been on Time Out magazine's best burger list every year since 2015. Forty-day aged, grass-fed beef is the secret to the flavour, while the fries are hand cut and come from fresh potatoes and shakes are made from Bleecker's house ice cream.

The teams at Bleecker work collaboratively, having each other's backs, the company says. It describes its culture as: "Bleecker: the best burgers in an equal world where we value being united, passionate, diverse and empowering." In the past 18 months, the company has been carrying out exercises to teach and bring alive the culture, looking at where it is doing well and where it can do better. Staff are told of decisions being made and how they have been guided by the company's values.

Liam O'Keefe, the brand director, says: "We have won awards in London, the UK and globally for having the best burger. Now we want to make Bleecker as great for our teams, as our burger is for our customers."

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My Company

92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

With 90% of the team working within the restaurant, there isn't the option to work remotely, but opening hours were reduced last year to allow staff to travel in quieter periods around London. The support team works remotely and meets at Bleecker and flexible office spaces for collaboration.
My Manager

74% of staff agreed

My manager would be quick to respond if I showed signs of being under too much pressure

In addition to the operational training provided on-site, managers had the opportunity to attend mentoring and coaching programmes last year. Topics included: stress management, feedback and managing conflict, empowerment and leadership — how to motivate and drive performance — and work-life balance.
Giving Something Back

58% of staff agreed

This organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds

In memory of founder Zan Kaufman's brother Mark, who died in April 2017, Bleecker works with the charity Changing Horizons to support and build awareness around mental health and workplace wellbeing, as well as train the company's team and others in hospitality.
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92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

With 90% of the team working within the restaurant, there isn't the option to work remotely, but opening hours were reduced last year to allow staff to travel in quieter periods around London. The support team works remotely and meets at Bleecker and flexible office spaces for collaboration.
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74% of staff agreed

My manager would be quick to respond if I showed signs of being under too much pressure

In addition to the operational training provided on-site, managers had the opportunity to attend mentoring and coaching programmes last year. Topics included: stress management, feedback and managing conflict, empowerment and leadership — how to motivate and drive performance — and work-life balance.
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58% of staff agreed

This organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds

In memory of founder Zan Kaufman's brother Mark, who died in April 2017, Bleecker works with the charity Changing Horizons to support and build awareness around mental health and workplace wellbeing, as well as train the company's team and others in hospitality.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2012
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
29
Employee average age
46% : 54%
Male : Female employee ratio
9%
Employees earning £35k+
91%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...

We have won awards in London, the UK and globally for having the best burger. Now we want to make Bleecker as great for our teams, as our burger is for our customers.

Liam O'Keefe, Brand Director - Bleecker

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