Botak Jones, the popular noughties Western hawker chain, opens its first comeback outlet today (June 14) under its original founder Bernie Utchenik. The 68-year-old had parted ways with his company in 2011, and the chain gradually closed all its outlets in Singapore a few years later.
Bernie tells 8days.sg that since “there was no live business that owned the [Botak Jones] name and trademark,” he came to an agreement with his investors that they would revive the brand under the name The Original Botak Jones, and open a kopitiam stall at Depot Lane in Bukit Merah.
The menu remains “80 to 90 per cent” similar to the OG one, he says, with old favourites like Fish & Chips, U-Crazy-What?! burger, Cajun Chicken, Double-Baked Cheese Potato and Chili Con Carne on the menu.