A new takeaway has come to the Norfolk town of Diss in the form of the Burger Jam which operates from a converted horse trailer.

Caterers Liam Fisher and Shaun Sanford-Green got to work on a 1960s trailer during 2019 and lockdown restrictions in 2020 to create the mobile kitchen to make gourmet burgers.

Liam Fisher said it took them a lot of time and effort: “We both have zero experience doing it so it took quite a while. Then lockdown slowed us down a lot as well.”

The South Norfolk entrepreneurs have been trading since February 26 in both Hethersett and Diss, with a range of meat and vegetarian options.

There have been many reviews on the Burger Jam Facebook page, leaving them with a five-star rating overall.

BurgerJam Street Food – Facebook
BurgerJam Street Food – Facebook

Liam Fisher thinks the Diss and Hethersett communities have been very supportive during  lockdown: “I think that local communities are very happy to support local at the moment, more than ever before.

“Lockdown has drastically raised awareness of this and everyone seems to be on board.”

But in the climate where there are many options for takeaways and street food, Burger Jam believes there is some competition: “Standing out from the crowd has never been more important.

“The community within the traders is amazing and everyone looks to help each other out.”

Burger Jam’s lamb burger

Liam and Shaun think it is important to support other local businesses: “Supporting local business is a huge part of who we are and where possible, this is exactly what we do.”

When lockdown are eased, the Burger Jam aims to attend festivals and markets.