Beers and burgers will be forming a happy union as a Nuneaton pub welcomes a popular streetfood vendor onboard for a permanent residency.
From Friday, May 21, The Coniston Tavern has agreed a permanent seven-day-a-week residency agreement with Bad Boys Burgers.
Having built a formidable reputation at Bedworth market before serving customers from a second unit outside Wickes in Nuneaton, a third trailer has been purchased for its latest and biggest project to date.
The permanent residency follows three weekends of serving customers at the St Nicholas Park pub.
“The response we’ve had there has been amazing,” said Dawid Wozny, founder of Bad Boys Burgers. “We’ve had people coming from all over to try our burgers and people have been returning too.
“After the second weekend, the owner of the Coniston approached us about a permanent residency and everything just fell into place.”
A third trailer, bigger than the other two units, has been secured with a view to opening for business on Friday, May 21. This comes in the same week that pubs and restaurants will once more be allowed to have customers inside their premises.
“We will be changing the menu so we also have bar finger food and sharing tapas-style food” added Dawid. “And there will be changes to the way we serve our food, so it won’t be in boxes for people eating inside for instance.
“And I don’t want people having to walk backwards and forwards to collect their food so we will be working on that.”
The ‘Bad Boys Burgers at the Coniston Tavern’ will not come at the expense of the other units, which will continue to run from Bedworth market from 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 9am until 4pm at Wickes in Nuneaton, also Monday to Saturday.
The company was created by Mr Wozny, who has spent 25 years of his career working in fine dining before leaving his role at the Lea Marston Hotel during the first Covid-19 lockdown to pursue his own culinary dream.
“I started this project with just me and one unit, by the time we come out of the pandemic, we will have three and I have staff working for Bad Boys Burgers too,” he said.
“But the focus has been, and always will be, on quality. I take this very, very seriously. The staff I employ know the standards which we must keep to ensure the customer always has the best experience with us.
“I’ve also had interest from pubs in Warwick and Leamington Spa to take this even further. But right now, we’re focusing on this next big step at the Coniston Tavern and building on the early success we’ve had there.”
Chris Twyneham is the new landlord of the Coniston, who re-opened to outdoor customers in April and will welcome customers back through its doors from Monday.
“I had been looking for someone to provide the food but I didn’t want your standard batch van or burger van,” he said. “There isn’t anywhere in Nuneaton that offers a really decent burger with homemade patties.
“Bad Boys Burgers have got the vibe I am trying to create down here and the response we’ve had with them being here at the weekends has been amazing.
“People will go out and order it from their van but it will be brought into them while they’re inside watching Sky Sports in our new sports bar or in our sports bar.
“It’s been going great can’t believe how well it has been going. I just hope they keep coming back, and word gets around about what we’re trying to do at the Coniston.”
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