‘Gourmet Food’ is a new concept for a gourmet burger restaurant
Gourmet Food, which will open in the new Whole Foods Market in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood on June 13, is a concept that’s been in the works for years.
It’s a burger joint with more than 100 outlets across the US, Canada, and Mexico.
In a press release, the company said it aims to serve the world’s finest quality meats and cheeses, as well as delicious gourmet desserts.
The concept has been in development for more than a decade, but it has never made it into a full-scale business.
“We’ve always wanted to do it this way,” CEO and founder David Hockin told Ars.
“And it just seems like a natural fit.”
Gourmet Foods is opening in Boston The concept’s origins can be traced back to a 2003 conversation with Hockins parents about their son’s love for cooking.
“He was always obsessed with the culinary arts, and he was into all kinds of different things.
He was always interested in what was going on in culinary, in all different aspects of the culinary world, and we decided we should do a joint in a mall,” Hocken told Ars, adding that they had a lot of experience working together on projects like the Gourmet Grill at Target.
Hockini’s parents, along with his sister and two cousins, worked with H&M, which has a large retail presence in the Boston area, to develop the concept.
“They were like, ‘We can’t afford to do this for this family.
We’re not sure how this is going to go.
Let’s figure out how to make this happen,'” Hockens father said.
The plan to open a business in a grocery store came from the father and his brother.
The first step was finding the right people to help.
Can we get some real estate for this?’ “
So we asked them, ‘Can you do this?
Can we get some real estate for this?’
And they said, ‘Sure, let’s just do it, because it sounds fun.'”
So they called Hocklin and told him that the family had already invested in a warehouse space in the mall.
“I said, well, what if we go ahead and rent that space for $50,000 and we rent it out for three months?”
HOCKIN: Gourmet food is a “new concept for gourmet burgers” According to Hock, H&h were able to find real estate partners in a nearby shopping mall.
Hocked said the couple worked with local realtors and real estate brokers to find the best location for the business.
The real estate agent told Hockis family that they could rent out a warehouse, but they would need to be able to pay rent for the space.
“That’s the part that I really, really liked,” Hocks father said, noting that the real estate agency agreed to the deal.
“At that point, I was like, well that’s great.
But then the next day they call and they say, ‘No, no, no.
We have to come up with the money, the money is going up.’
And they gave me a very, very good deal.
So I said, okay, that’s fine.
Let me go to work.”
Hock said that he and his wife, Michelle, began by working with the realtor to find a space for the company.
They were able, in the space they were able obtain, to rent out their own space.
The family also rented out their entire kitchen for a few months.
After three months, the family began planning for a restaurant.
“It was kind of like a mini-revival.
We had a full kitchen, we had an entire dining room, we put in a full bar, we built a restaurant,” Hocked recalled.
“But we didn’t have a lot to do with the food.”
A new space was chosen and Hock’s family began working on the concept’s menus.
They began to explore other options for the concept, including a full service restaurant.
They hired a full time chef and hired a butcher, but the restaurant was still in development.
Hocks family said they had to wait two years for a full order of gourmet meats to be delivered to the store.
The wait for that order came to about six months.
Gourmet foods would be available in the store “I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.”
“It has motivated a lot more than I could have ever dreamed possible.
The best part is, I no longer have to go to school to get a degree,” Hocking said.
After the restaurant opened in June, the Greeters family