Whakatane born and bred; Sonny moved to the big smoke at 18 to pursue an engineering degree. His journey with the brand started in 2015, at BurgerFuel Customs Street. He had experienced BurgerFuel burgers once before and was impressed by the product and the vibe, which encouraged him to apply, “The environment that the staff had at the time was insanely welcoming and friendly”.
After working in the Customs Street store as a crew member, he was approached for a shift manager role and spent a year learning managerial systems, gaining experience with running shifts and learning more about the brand. He was poached by the BurgerFuel Parnell store owner in 2017, who recognized his tenacity, charisma and great work ethic and, 4 years on, he hasn’t looked back.