IT doesn’t have a shopfront, but a new burger business has come to Bournemouth.

350 Burger in Boscombe prepares its food for customers to enjoy at home, with customisable burgers at a value price.

The business was founded at Bordon, East Hampshire, and took its name from the numbers in its postcode there.

Founder Dayne Cartwright says: “We’re very proud to be local. We employ local people and use local produce where possible.”

He chose Boscombe as the place to launch a delivery-only business. “I wanted to go to an area where we knew our concept would work well,” he said.

Choosing a burger starts with picking your protein: an 8oz chuck and short rib beef burger (£5.95), three southern fried chicken fillets (£5.95) or for vegans, a jackfruit burger from London restaurant Biffs (£7.95).

You can then double it up for £2 or load it with beef chilli, mac ‘n’ cheese, three bean chilli, bacon, halloumi or chorizo.

Next come toppings of coleslaw, lettuce, red onions, pickles, jalapenos, crispy onions, guacamole or grilled mushrooms (two are included, more cost 75p) and then sauces, from ketchup to buffalo hot sauce or maple habanero.

The menu also includes side orders such as chicken strips, skin-on fries, dirty fries (beef chilli, mac ‘n’ cheese or three bean chilli) and kids meals.

The beef burgers use real premium beef, sourced on the south coast, and come in 350 Burger’s signature pretzel buns.

The business was opened by the mayor of Bournemouth and within days of its launch on the delivery apps, orders were going so well that it is is looking to hire more people.

Dayne has long experience in the industry. Although he collected a string of top grades at GCSE, he dropped out of A-levels and worked at McDonald’s, where he was a store manager before his 18th birthday.

He worked his way through senior roles and became a business manager looking after a number of restaurants in South Wales.

He went on to other companies, managing motorway services and then a group of six airport restaurants, including Bournemouth’s, before taking voluntary redundancy at the start of the pandemic and setting up the first 350 Burgers.

“The biggest thing we learned in this pandemic is the community feeling,” he says.

“I think the pandemic made people shop locally.”

He hopes to bring his other brands to the Bournemouth area in due course: Dylan’s ice cream; Acorn Coffee, which might suit a shop premises; Stuff’d, which serves potatoes roasted in olive oil and rosemary salt, with a range of fillings, as well as baguettes and toasties; and Stack’d, which offers chicken for sharing.

In the meantime, 350 Burger is on the delivery platforms Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats, and is due to launch its own website next month, with the pledge to deliver into customers’ hands, whether they be at home, on the beach or on a boat.

350 Burger can also be found on Facebook (@350Burger)