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A group of food-loving Grimsby men started a unique business in town selling rainbow-colored bagel burgers made with locally sourced ingredients – and The Lincolnite checked it out.
The Bad Boy Bagel Company was founded just six weeks ago in late February and is an idea of the directors Max Barnet and the brothers Max and Charlie Leonard.
Their rainbow-colored bagels were a huge hit with the people of north Lincolnshire, and Chef Max Leonard said it was all about getting noticed.
He told The Lincolnite, “Modern life is all about images. We used the colorful buns to stand out from the crowd.
“We also have other unique selling points: We are the only place on site that uses Wagyu beef, and all of our products are locally sourced.”
Of course we had to try it, so we tried the bestseller, the Bad Boy Hash Bagel, as well as some loaded dirty fries.
In terms of taste it was really sensational, the 4 ounce Wagyu beef patty was tender and was excellently complemented with hash browns, bacon and crispy onions.
Of course, you expect the bun to taste weird, but it tastes just as good as a regular bun. So add the bright colors and it’s a win-win.
The loaded fries came in one large portion, served with pulled pork, mozzarella, smoked cheddar, crispy onions, and a top-secret bad boy sauce.
The bagels vary in price from £ 8 to £ 13, while the loaded fries cost either £ 4.95 or £ 5.95, depending on the topping.
We also tried the fascinating cake shakes, which consist of a piece of homemade cake mixed with local ice cream and milk.
They will set you back anywhere between £ 4 and £ 6, but if you have a sweet tooth they are a must-have.
Max had a lifelong passion for food and developed his skills at a young age while watching his mother roast.
Demand for sales has exceeded bad boy bagels wildest expectations since they opened.
“On the first weekend we ordered a sufficient amount of stock and these were immediately sold out. The next weekend we doubled our orders and were sold out again.
“I’m a vegetarian, but I know our meat tastes good. The feedback we’ve received so far has been overwhelming.”
The guys from Grimsby also ran ZBR Performance, a meal preparation company for fitness and nutrition, last year.
Max Leonard doesn’t work for ZBR but said, “I come in and cook the things that people really want to eat!”
They can be picked up or delivered. You can browse the menu here yourself or visit the Bad Boy Bagel Co Facebook page for more information.
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