The Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) which has recently opened in Greenwich Village is reported to have been devastated and shocked when the famous Cutty Sark ship burned down that it instantly donated 500 pounds of its days earnings to the Cutty Sark restoration fund (applause for generosity).
Now GBK continues with its pledge to help out with the rebuilding of the vessel by donating 50p from the sale of every Kiwi Burger to the restoration fund of the Cutty Sark until the end of the project. This burger is made of 100% Aberdeen Angus Scotch beef, beetroot, egg, pineapple, cheese, salad and tomato relish. It may seem too much but we gave it a try at The Greenwich Gazette and our only comment is to have it on an empty stomach because it is as heavy as any burger can get but actually quite tasty in spite of its unlikely ingredients. For the calorie conscious this may not be the optimal choice but the things we have to do for a good cause! That said, we did wash it down with a diet coke.
The Cutty Sark website reports that the fire has added an extra ten million pounds to the Cutty Sark's restoration costs, so we're not sure how far 50p will go. So our headline may be a bit of an exaggeration! But in all honesty it is charitable acts like these that end up making the difference in the overall picture.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 45 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BL, Telephone (020) 8858 3920 (Open Monday to Friday 12pm to 11pm, Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday 11am to 10pm).
Burger Cost: £7.65