During a four-year stint in America, Tom Byng ate enough hamburgers to sink the Titanic. The best ones were simple, tasty things – a bit messy, but made with good-quality meat and only the classic adornments. In London in 2007, it struck Tom that there weren’t any restaurants offering great hamburgers, and the idea for Byron was born. A couple of years later, Tom tasted a fantastic burger in a small London pub and discovered that Fred Smith was the chef responsible. They collaborated on a special Byron burger for the Royal Jubilee that year; it was such a success that Fred joined Byron permanently and he has been developing their mouth-watering burgers ever since.