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Burger Bear opens made from Mobile Mini storage containers

A unique destination Burger and Music venue has opened at Old Street Tube Station, made from upcycled Mobile Mini storage containers
Published 22 June 2015

Mobile Mini, a leading provider of storage containers and portable accommodation, is helping to drive the trend in containers being used as premises, as a new diner opens in London this month, made entirely from two 20ft and one 10ft Mobile Mini storage containers.

Burger Bear is based at the new ‘Magic Roundabout’ development in the middle of Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch and specialises in gourmet burgers and music.  It’s another example of business-savvy entrepreneurs who are turning away from expensive retail rentals, opting for cost effective shipping containers to get their dream businesses off the ground, by converting containers rather than take on expensive leaseholds or incur high building costs.  In Burger Bear’s case, a stand out destination diner, that has been customised to owner Tom Reaney’s unique design specifications.

Tom Reaney, owner of Burger Bear, who raised £36,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to get his venture off the ground, commented: “I love the look of the containers and they are very robust, cheaper and just a lot more fun for our customers.  I’ve always liked to do things differently on the London streetfood scene, and Burger Bear will mix food and music in quite a unique way – a chance for people to ‘let loose’ in our container diner.”

Chris Watcham, Health and Safety Director for Mobile Mini UK said: “Although our containers are typically used in construction, building, retail and education, it’s exciting to see the growing trend in new small businesses, such as Burger Bear, using storage containers.

“Converted storage containers are an ideal choice for small businesses because of their versatility and affordability. Once planning permission has been obtained, containers can be placed on-site in a matter of weeks, or even days, which gives new businesses the great advantage of getting their premises up and running quickly.

“With a wide range of sizes and prices, our storage containers can keep overheads to a minimum, so new businesses can focus on growing, while also helping the environment with an eco-friendly solution.  Whether you choose to purchase either new or used containers, we can take the headache out of the transportation and health and safety matters, thanks to our years of expertise.”

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