A POPULAR burger takeaway in a Herefordshire town has reopened under a new name, bringing a menu of its old favourites and some new additions.

Burger Master in Ross-on-Wye, previously Burger Star, closed earlier this year after being fined for fire safety breaches but has now reopened under the name Burger Monster.

The owner Sam Abel said in a Facebook post: “I have recently taken over the shop with my mum and brother after working here for years. We have the same burgers and chicken as we did before and the same garlic mayo and mayo, but we have also added a few new items. You will see some new products arriving with our own ordering app and Just Eat. For now, it will be collection only.”

Mr Abel plans to start delivering to local addresses within the next few weeks.

Burger Monster is based in Gloucester Road in the centre of Ross-on-Wye and has been a popular takeaway for many years, originally under the name Burger Star, then Burger Master, before its latest name change.


Earlier this year, SG Restaurants Ltd which ran Burger Master was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £2,000 plus costs of £5,000, with its director Stuart Buckley being charged a total of £4,913.

This was because the restaurant did not have a fire risk assessment, an adequate fire alarm system, fire escape routes, firefighting equipment like extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire-resisting doors, or properly tested electrical systems.

Mr Abel said: "Most of the fire safety stuff was done before the court date for Stuart Buckley. The new fire alarm with two new detectors plus extra fire extinguisher and fire door are now all installed. We have done all the paper work. We are just waiting for a PAT tester to come. I have called the fire safety team to come and have a look what we have done. I haven't had a response yet."