2019 YES Alumni Awards

Mimi Gilmour Buckley

CEO & Co-Founder of Burger Burger

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Mimi Gilmour-Buckley is Co-Founder, Creative Lead and Boss Lady at Burger Burger Ltd. The successful restaurateur and businesswoman developed a passion for food and business at an early age, setting up her first hospitality business at only 16!

Mimi was a mastermind behind ‘Taste of New Zealand’ during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, as well bringing her District Dining concept to Auckland from Sydney.

Mimi also co-founded the MEXICO restaurant group in 2012, managing all creative direction as well as operations. The group opened five locations across New Zealand in quick succession before Mimi moved on to launch Burger Burger in 2014 which has become a great success, serving over 160,000 customers in its first year.

Mimi is also on the board of Co.OfWomen – a community, support and learning organisation for women entrepreneurs that focuses on success and more importantly, achieving more of it. Boss lady indeed!