Zaks (UK) Ltd

Barrack Street, Mousehold, Poringland, Norwich
About Us

Zaks has been a part of people’s lives in Norwich and Norfolk since 1976. People share memories over 3 generations with a Zak’s burger.

But where did it all start?

In 1976 local musician and entrepreneur Harvey Platt had the idea to bring a slice of America to Norwich after working for and with the American war machine in South East Asia and a later visit to San Francisco to meeting up with former musician buddies.

Harvey had the opportunity to purchase an old café caravan situated on Castle Meadow Norwich next to the old cattle market which is now the Vue cinema (Castle Mall) and that’s where the legend began.

Zaks opened in May 1976 serving the now famous chargrilled burgers in the “Original Zaks Caravan” wrapped in tin foil and cooked fresh to order in the American tradition.

Zaks became the meeting place for people after a night out in Norwich and has a fond place in people’s memories and many stories are told! Zaks is viewed by many as Norwich’s original street food!

Where are we?

Working at Zaks

We are always looking to add to our Zaks family! If you are passionate, friendly and enthusiastic, then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing the type of role you are interested in, including location, to and we will keep you informed of any current vacancies, upcoming vacancies and recruitment events. Please also check out our Facebook page for current vacancies.

Roles at Zaks

To give you an idea of the roles we have at Zaks……..

Back of House Team
Kitchen roles for those who are passionate about producing fantastic food, including: Back of House Team Members, Commis Chefs and Grill Chefs.

Front of House Team
Customer facing roles for those who are passionate about delivering an amazing customer experience, including: Front of House Team Members (waiting tables, bar work, table clearing and dessert making) and Restaurant Supervisors.

Management Team
Hands on management roles for individuals who are passionate about leading successful teams, both back and front of house, including: Restaurant Managers, Assistant Restaurant Managers, Head Chefs and Second Chefs.

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