Twenty new jobs at Jo’Burger’s ‘skinflint’ in Temple Bar

Twenty new jobs are being created through the launch of a new concept called ‘skinflint’ from Irish company Jo’burger.

Joe Macken set up Jo’Burger in 2007 and following examinership in 2009, was joined by John Roberts as a business partner. The business grew from then on to now employing under 100 people altogether.

Based in Temple Bar at 19 Crane Lane, skinflint will open for trade on 14 November and the product concept won’t be disclosed until the first customer crosses the threshold.

The concept will be promoted using Twitter and the first 500 customers will be served free of charge.

19 Crane Lane was previously the setting for Dublin’s first pop-up restaurant Crackbird, which Jo’Burger opened in February for just three months before moving to its current temporary location on South William Street, Dublin 2.

“We want our loyal Jo’Burger and Crackbird peeps to get the skinny first,” said Macken.

“Those customers have been telling us what they liked and didn’t like about Jo’Burger and Crackbird, so we’d like to reward them first by running a twitter-based lottery for those first places.

“I guess we’re all about catching the zeitgeist, in that we’re leveraging short term leases and trying to provide the best possible value for money.”