Amanda Walker is Co-Founder and Owner of Lord of the Fries, makers of Australia’s favourite fries with a side of vegetarian burgers and hot dogs. Amanda brings a wealth of hospitality and retail experience to her role as the Director of Staff and Operations, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the stores and its systems while overseeing the Lord of the Fries staff and training programs.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada (and moonlighting as ‘The Lord’ herself), Amanda’s journey to co-founding Lord of the Fries with her husband has seen her travel the world. Starting out as a teacher in Canada, Mandy met Mark Koronczyk (Co-Founder) in Taiwan teaching English as a Second Language. With a shared passion for their favourite food, french fries, and creating food made with love, not animals, Lord of the Fries was born. The vegetarian entrepreneurs wanted to see an alternative to the fast food that was out there, one that considered the health of the people, the planet and the animals. Eventually the pair was joined by Mark’s brother and former animator, Sam Koronczyk, who helped the team transition from festival-going food truck to bricks and mortar quick service restaurant.
The Lord’s fries are made fresh, sourced from local Aussie potatoes, are free from beef tallow and fried in the best oil you can buy. Lord of the Fries boasts a 100% vegetarian menu with kosher, gluten free, vegan and halal options.
Prior to owning her own business, Amanda had little executive level experience but used her passion for the brand and its mission, a determination to succeed and a desire to bring good food to the people as her guide.
Now, 10 years on, Amanda, has supported the growth of the business to nine- stores-strong across Melbourne and Sydney and enjoys the challenge of evolving and improving the business so that the staff, suppliers, franchisees and customers can all enjoy the benefits of doing great work and creating great food.
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