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#122 Tom Barton, co-founder of Honest Burgers, on Leading by Example

This is the first face-to-face conversation I’ve had since the pandemic, and I’m super excited to meet the co-founder of Honest Burgers, Tom Barton, in Brighton – where the business was conceived. Starting from humble beginnings, they now have burger restaurants in London, Reading, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Brighton, Manchester and Liverpool. They make British beef patties in their own butchery, and most of their ingredients are homemade.

We discuss what it means to be honest, being an ‘anti-chain’, their Honest X Incubator initiative, eating food with your hands, regenerative farming, their role in climate change as a beef business – and green corduroy flares. 


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