A basket of fresh Granny Smith apples may look odd at a burger stall but not when you realise the apples are ingredients for the burgers.
Welcome to Burger Apple King, located in PJ Old Town in Selangor; its main draw is its innovative apple burgers! Green burger buns – in place of the usual brown buns – also draw one’s attention.
Stall owner Kamarulazwan Rosman, 27, has been selling burgers for three years and has recently added apples to his products. He set up his stall with a RM5,000 (S$1602) loan.
“There are already 33 apple burger stalls in Selangor (mostly in Ulu Selangor) since the apple burger business rolled out a year ago,” said Kamarulazwan, 27.
“However, this is the first apple burger stall in Petaling Jaya,” added Kamarulazwan (or Azwan in short).
He is assisting his cousin Farid Roslan, 30, who will eventually take over the running of this burger stall. The stall opens daily from 5pm to 1am except on Sundays.
After training Farid, Azwan will return to run his own stall in Ukay Perdana in Ampang Jaya, Selangor. His younger brother Shawal Rosman, 24, is helping him out there
“I get the green coloured buns and apple yoghurt mayonnaise from my supplier,” said Azwan.
The buns are made with yoghurt and apple essence while the green apple yoghurt is a blend of apples, yoghurt and apple essence.
A green bun comprises a sandwich with a slathering of apple yoghurt mayonnaise, salad leaves, meat (beef or chicken) pattie, coleslaw and apple slices.
The signature Burger Apple King (a burger with double meat patties, egg and cheese) costs RM7.50.
“Rocker Datuk Awie and comedian Johan Raja Lawak are some of my celebrity customers,” said Azwan.
Kuala Lumpur-born Azwan studied until Form 3 in SM Hulu Kelang, Selangor. He is third of seven siblings aged eight to 35. His parents passed away when he was 10.
After leaving school, Azwan worked as a runner for car spare parts until he decided to be his own boss.
As part of a new breed of young entrepreneurs, he signed up for a two-month course under the Selangor young entrepreneurs’ programme.
Azwan’s dare to be innovative has certainly paid off.
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Published at Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000