Hamburgers were first introduced to Hong Kong half a century ago. Founded in the 1960s, the prestigious Sze Sun Store was originally a grocery shop. The owner decided to offer freshly made hamburgers after taking the advice from a friend who returned from overseas.
The succulent beef burger, complemented by the gently grilled bun and homemade salad sauce, became the signature food in the region. In 1979, the owner bought a shop on Whampoa Street and renamed it as “Sze Sun Fast Food”. It gained enormous popularity among the workers and students nearby. Its abrupt closure in 2017 due to urban renewal shocked the community. Fortunately, the founder’s second son reopened the shop near Whampoa Garden in 2018. Despite the halt, the shop keeps up with its quality. It is said that the patty is made with a decades-old stainless steel mould.