Big Fernand is the leading French gourmet burger chain.

Founded in 2011 by Steve Burgraff, Guillaume Pagliano and Alexandre Auriac, Big Fernand pioneered the gourmet burger frenzy in France and still prides itself on making the best burgers a la française. French cheese is sourced in bulk, fresh meat is minced and potatoes are cut and fried each morning in the restaurants. Currently Big Fernand operates nearly forty restaurants in France, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. 

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  • Date of investment

    8 June2017

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BlueGem’s investment in Big Fernand launches a new phase of development for the brand. Whilst continuously improving Big Fernand’s products and service to maintain leadership, we have ambition to accelerate the pace of openings both in France and abroad. 


Additional information

  • Big Holding SAS
    8 rue Bertin Poirée, 75001, Paris
  • Management
    • Ziad Joumblat, Chairman
    • Steve Burggraf, CEO
  • Website

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