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“We only use the highest quality ingredients.
The result is a taste you can swear by.” Said Chef Ryan.

Chef Ryan has dreamt of becoming a chef since the age of 12. As the eldest child of an immigrant restaurateur’s family, Ryan entered the restaurant scene at an early age. Ryan pursued his dreams of becoming a chef by graduating from Johnson & Wales university with a degree in culinary arts, food service management and general hospitality. At the top of his class, he was selected to intern as a chef at one of Disney World’s most exclusive resorts, the Polynesian.

Following his time at Disney World,  Chef Ryan went on to continue to pursue his dream. Ryan came back to Long Islands’ south shore and in 2017 acquired a local eatery, Burger Bandit. Ryan immediately began to infuse healthy and high quality ingredients into the modernized version of America’s favorite food, Hamburgers. Ryan’s creative and modern spin on the typical burger made his customers go wild.

Shortly after successfully standing up Burger Bandit, Ryan began to expand on his lifelong dream. He expanded his culinary reach by becoming the founder and owner, with his younger brother Lawrence, of R&L Catering, a high quality catering company which has now grown throughout NY and NJ. Chef Ryan has also recently taken over the world famous former Restaurant Rasputin in Brooklyn, NY and has renamed it to Dynasty Restaurant.

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Our Story

Burger Bandit first opened its doors in Lynbrook at the end of February 2015.

Founders Broytman and Johnathan Cheban’s came up with the idea for Burger Bandit years ago. Cheban, better known as cable T.V.’s “E” star Kim Kardashian’s best friend and foodgod with almost 4 million twitter and Instagram followers, had the idea for a burger restaurant for about 15 years and his co-owner finally helped him make it happen.

In addition to serving burgers, Burger Bandit offered to customers other American quick serve favorites such as hot dogs, waffle sweet potato fries, beer battered onion rings and milkshakes.

The owners said they chose Lynbrook as their restaurant’s first location because they wanted a great local town with lots of families, lots of car traffic and a town that would appreciate their style of burger. “[Lynbrook] was the perfect place,” Cheban and Broytman said. Additionally, Cheban, who many people may recognize from the E! TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, as being Kim’s best friend, is a Hofstra alum so he was particularly excited about Long Island being the first location.

The grand Opening spectacular hosted families from near and far and included  Mayor Bill Hendrick, members of the village board, Assemblyman Brian Curran, and several news newspapers.

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