Haggis Burger at Tynwald Mills
Haggis Burger at Tynwald Mills Credit: Michael Josem Credit: Michael Josem

To celebrate “National Burger Day” on Thursday 25 August, the cafe at Tynwald Mills made a “Haggis Burger”.

It was an absurd burger – with an awful lot happening. A fried haggis patty, on a beef patty, with onion, lettuce, and what I thought was a very decent mayonnaise-based sauce. Then, peppercorn sauce served on the side, with chips.

I think that the idea was that people would pour the peppercorn sauce on the burger, but there was already far too much happening for my taste.`

It was a genuinely huge burger, and hardly something you would eat repeatedly… but it was a fun spectacle for a special occasion.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.