We are sending this edition to print, slightly sore of head and bloated of belly, the day after we hosted the 10th National Burger Awards.

We don’t have the time or space in this packed issue to bring you a full rundown right now, but I can quickly tell you that the big prize of National Burger of the Year was won by Bleecker. The London-based burger chain stepped into history, with Celine Raeburn impressively becoming only the second person to claim the title twice, following her previous win back in 2020.

Not entirely coincidentally, I recently took a sojourn to Somerset to visit Fattso, who came third last year, as well as subsequently claiming the 2024 title of National Plant-Based Burger of the Year. You can read all about this small business with an impressive appetite for success in our Operator profile on page 22.

While you’re there, you can also find a list of all of this year’s winners, or you can go to for more info. We will, of course, bring you a full report next month – as well as exclusive news about an exciting event we have coming up later in the year that promises to be our biggest burger bash ever…