ZAKS - Zaks (UK) Ltd, 119 The Street, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7RP
With purchase of BURGER OR DOG MEAL
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EXCLUDE SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOT AVAILABLE ON DOUBLE STACKS
Zaks has been a part of people’s lives in Norwich and Norfolk since 1976. People share memories over 3 generations with a Zak’s burger.
Zaks opened in May 1976 serving the now famous chargrilled burgers in the “Original Zaks Caravan” wrapped in tin foil and cooked fresh to order in the American tradition. Our burgers are still made by the same local company that have supplied Zaks for over 40 years! They are made to our own size, shape and recipe from 100% beef with nothing added at all. Zaks became the meeting place for people after a night out in Norwich and has a fond place in people’s memories and many stories are told! Zaks is viewed by many as Norwich’s original street food! From the success of the original caravan in 1978 the first Zaks restaurant opened its doors on King Street in Great Yarmouth shortly followed by the iconic Zaks on Mousehold Heath in Norwich in 1979. Zaks was quickly developing into a family destination. Sadly in the mid 80’s the caravan closed but in 1988 Zaks Waterside opened on the banks of the river on Barrack Street opposite the Norwich landmark Cow Tower. 10 years later in 1998 Harvey passed over the reins of the Norwich restaurants to the family run Blue Sky Leisure and added Zaks Poringland in 2005 and Zaks Thetford in 2015 (which sadly was closed in 2019)! On 1st February 2020, Ian Hacon and Chris Carr became joint owners of Zaks (UK) Limited after purchasing from Blue Sky Leisure! Ian, who originally trained as a Chartered Accountant, spent 15 years working at Zaks previous parent company, Blue Sky Leisure, including 9 years as CEO where he helped the group win the coveted Archant Business of the Year Award and drove home a major cultural change programme, focussing on staff and customer experience. Chris Carr has 25+ years experience in the hospitality sector, working for major national and local family brands. He led Zaks for 10 years up to 2016. Chris guided Zaks through through one of its most successful periods, turning around its fortunes and reconnecting it with its customer base.