Our Story

Handsome Burger was founded after an unfortunate turn of events. Founder, Rory McCormack, broke his leg whilst living abroad in London, leaving him with no choice but to return home to Galway. However, he returned with Burgers on his mind and the negative soon turned very positive as Rory and his best mate, Cathal, set about creating the tastiest burger around. They knew this burger would need to consist of the amazing, fresh produce and mouth-watering beef available on their doorstep, in the West of Ireland, and that these burgers had to be made by hand.

They then hit the road, with nothing but an old grill and a small marquee, and travelled to farmers markets and festivals across the country, steadily building up a cult-like following. After a series of successful pop up’s, the lads decided it was time to spread their wings by opening their first restaurant on Dominick Street in Galways city centre. The restaurant pays homage to Irish meat and spuds, with every burger being hand rolled and every chip being hand cut. In 2019, Handsome Burger was voted ‘Best Burger in Ireland’ by over 22,000 people – not bad work!

Handsome Burger is open on Dominick Street, Galway City, Maisies, Castle Street, Athlone and is available for mobile catering nationwide.