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Technological University Dublin
The day Michael Sheary's daughter was born, in 2014, he made a promise he was going to do something to make the world a better place for her to live in. With a background in hospitality, and after several trips to the United States, he saw an opportunity for an Irish Burger joint - BuJo - with "a Michelin-starred approach to sourcing and sustainability". He hired Grainne O'Keefe (of Clanbrassil House), and they spent two years working on the concept before BuJo opened, in early 2018. Almost every ingredient they use is Irish, with grass-fed beef and potatoes from north Dublin and burger buns from Kildare. They operate fully on renewable electricity, all packaging is compostable and even staff uniforms have been sourced ethically. Their commitment to sustainability was rewarded with a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association last year - the only burger restaurant in the UK and Ireland to have received its highest award.
Restaurant, Dublin, Gastronomy, Ireland