Oh, hi. Didn’t see you there. We’re Jo Bros.
Two chefs who roam Auckland serving simple, fast, delicious burgers and beverages out of our funky 80s caravan. They’re like other burgers you’ve tried – just way tastier. Find out where we are right now
We serve no-fuss, juice-and-cheese-running-down-your-hand type burgers that taste amazing. Call them “well-executed classics”.
Everything you eat at JoBros is locally sourced and sustainably produced. Seriously, a guy down the road called Adam makes our patties.
A good Cause
We care about the Kiwis we feed and the country we live in so we’re not only in this to serve incredible burgers.
We want to start a conversation around how food choices can affect people and the environment, and use good kai to support causes we care about.
Jo Bros. Eat good, feel good, do good.
Jo Bros Food
Jo Bros serves delicious no-fuss burgers; how they’re supposed to be. Our food is simple, but it ain’t basic.
Close to two decades of professional kitchen experience has made us detail-obsessed. We’ve hand picked every ingredient and fine-tuned our techniques to create burger perfection.
Using sustainable produce from small local producers doesn’t just make our burgers taste better. It means we’re not serving food containing nasty stuff like pesticides and that we’re supporting good sorts who really care about the environment and their produce.
You can taste the difference.
We’re leaving the smallest footprint possible on New Zealand’s natural environment while serving delicious burgers at the right price.
Here’s what we put in ‘em:
• Handmade artisan buns: made with NZ grown spray-free flour (steamed then quickly grilled to pillowy perfection).
• Beef patties from our mate at the local butcher (shoutout to Adam). These come in two options:
• Sustainable Taupo Beef from New Zealand’s first and only
group of farms with an ‘Environmental Tick’
• NZ Grown Wagyu for the connoisseurs
• A Vegan patty for our animal loving friends: Created to have the same texture as meat, using pea protein, beetroot, spices and healthy vegetable oils. A tasty vegan experience with no Soy, Gluten or GMO’s. Perfect!
• Lettuce, tomato and onion from NZ soil: Locally grown and spray free. Organic where possible.
• NZ cheddar cheese: Made right here using only NZ dairy.
• Jo Bros Original: Everything we like about a burger, in one sauce. Made by hand fresh every day using free-range pasteurised egg yolks – the rest is for us to know, and you to find out!
The Jo Bros story
Josh Barlow and Brody Jenkins met working in the kitchen of one of New Zealand’s top fine dining restaurants: The Grove, in Saint Patricks Square, Auckland City.
Josh had recently returned after spending seven years in London where he worked in the kitchens of a handful of Michelin-star restaurants. Brody had spent eight years in the kitchens at SKYCITY, as well as helping to launch Andy’s Burgers & Bar from concept to completion.
After a “very serious, all work, no play research” trip to the states, where Brody visited over 35 burger chains and restaurants in LA, Vegas & Arizona (Possibly making a quick stop to a 3 day music festival while in Vegas). He came up with a batshit crazy idea: launching his own burger food truck.
A year or so later, over a frosty pint at the Shakespeare, just down the road from The Grove, he mentioned the idea to fellow burger-enthusiast Josh Barlow, who replied:
“Let’s fucking do it”.
Since then Josh has become the executive chef of the Sugar Club, and him and Brody have made the Jo Bros idea into reality.
Not so crazy after all.
Jo Bros is also working with All Good, an awesome not-for-profit organisation starting a discussion about mental illness, using food as a way to bring people together. Mental health is a hot topic for the hospitality industry right now, and we’d like to do everything we can to address the negative points of working in a kitchen – or keep making noise until things change.
We also want to spread the word that sitting down and tucking into a meal affects the world around you more than you might think. When you bite into a burger, you’re supporting the livelihoods of the farmers who grew the lettuce and tomatoes, and reared the cows. You’re helping out the baker who got up at 4am in the morning to make the buns and the chef who put it all together.
We want to make people aware of the hugely positive effect choosing sustainable local produce can have, and the perks of knowing where every single ingredient in your food comes from.
Find out where we are and where we’re gonna be.
- Sunday 1st March
- 10.00am – 2.00pm
- Coatesville Market
- CNR Coatesville Riverhead Hway & Mahoenui Valley Road
- Saturday 7th March
- 5.00pm – 11.30pm
Cross St Music Festival
1 Cross Street, Auckland Central
- Sunday 8th March
- 10.00am – 4.00pm
Vegan Food Festival
Corbans Estate Arts Centre
- Friday March 13th
- 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Burger-Tastic Food Truck Night
Greenhithe Village Hall
- Friday 20th March
- 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Te Atatu Peninsula Market
Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre
Events and parties are better when the food’s awesome. Whether you’re planning a 21st birthday a work event, a formal wedding or even a private degustation – give us a call.
Jo Bros can roll up to wherever you are and serve our standard burger menu, or we can work with you to develop something completely unique. That includes private fine dining degustations, canapes, grazing platters and almost anything you can imagine.
Get in touch today and let’s talk about how we can help make your event special.