A KIDDERMINSTER man has gone from fixing electrics to flipping burgers as he launches a brand new food joint in town.

Mike Roberts is excited to make his dream a reality next week when he opens his burger bar named Smash My Patty.

The new business is based at the 8 Balls & Arrows sports bar on Green Street and people will be able to pick up one of the massive burgers on offer from Friday (October 1).

The 33-year-old, who has worked as a self-employed electrician for the past decade, said: "I have always wanted to do food. Covid made me realise what I fancied doing - I just wanted to pursue my dreams.

"I've just gone through with it and it's full steam ahead."

The joint's signature burger is the Smash My Beef, which is filled with slow-cooked brisket, horseradish mayo, Gouda & Monterey jack cheese, crispy fried onions and two free range beef patties.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The 'Smash My Beef' burger The 'Smash My Beef' burger

Other burgers include the Smash "The Mac," filled with home-made mac and cheese with bacon, the Brie Smash, the Mexican Smash, filled with cheesy tortilla chips and habanero relish, and a vegetarian option with avocado and halloumi.

There is also a selection of loaded fries on the menu.

Mr Roberts says he uses a "secret seasoning" for the burgers, which will be served on award-winning brioche buns.

He says people who have taste tested his creations have given him positive feedback. He also plans to introduce specials every week.

Mr Roberts added: "I just can't wait to get it going. I've worked so hard on the menu."

His daughter will also be working for him and he hopes to make it a family business.

The grand opening of the new burger bar is on Friday from 5pm, and people have the option of eating in or taking away.