Bleecker St Burger, the award winning street food concept, has secured its first permanent site at Spitalfields Market, London and is already eyeing growth.

Zan Kaufman, founder of Bleecker St Burger, told M&C Report the truck will be open in the market from mid-August prior to the opening of the store in January 2015.

Kaufman said: “The site is 200 square feet so it’s built for a food to go perspective but there’s tables at the front and we will sell American beers so even though it’s rapid we hope people will stick around and it will get a bit of atmosphere.”

Kaufman has ambitions for more sites but will establish the first venue before looking for the next and has her initial goals on London. “I want as many people as I can to eat what we create but I don’t want it to become a corporate monster.”

“I think there’s room for more of our sites in London. There’s massive expansion with the small guys now but it is small fry compared to the big guys.”

Having a permanent site will allow the team to create the burgers without the “variables” involved in serving from the truck, which will remain in operation at street food events: “I’m definitely not giving up on the street aspect of the business.  I love it too much,” Kaufman said.

Bleecker St Burgers is regularly involved in Kerb, Street Feast, on the Southbank and at UK festivals. Bleecker St’s Bleecker Black burger - two beef burgers that sandwich a patty of black pudding within a but - won the 2014 London Burger Bash contest.

Cushman & Wakefield advised on the Spitalfields Market site.