Just a few step away from Eiffel tower, Beaugrenelle department store based at 7 rue Linois, in Paris 15th district, offers more than 100 shops, a cinema and a huge space with restaurants. In this bright six floor and aerated gigantic architecture building you will find raffined brands like Guerlain, Michael Kors, Baccarat and also big chains like Mark & Spencer, Uniqlo and H&m.
We meet for you Hugues Courage founder of “ My Pop Company” the great new fast food concept by which opened in the department store and ask him few questions :
1.When did you open My pop company and what happened since ?
The opening was Tuesday 6th of november, so just a week ago and we still do have a lot of customers since that day !
2.Tell us a little about your career and how did you get the idea of such restaurant ?
After years working how to marry mediterranean table flavors at La Voile Rouge in Saint Tropez, I decided to open my first restaurant La Tête Ailleurs in Paris, which proposed fresh tapas. Then i opened Bastide Blanche, a traditional parisian brewery based on a mediterranean cuisine with quality products. I often use the term “bistronomie” to describe my restaurants because I choose to mix parisian bistrot way with gastronomic meals.
Then I wanted to open a grill meat formula concept and I had the idea of a contemporary fast food where all the social classe can meet, something friendly and unifying with quality products and little prices.
3.How did you choose the name of the restaurant ?
I worked a lot to find My pop company name, I wanted to stand out without pretension and keep a dynamic and funky sound, it is very important to me that the name worked with a univers, when you see the name you must see the product !
4.What is your interior design vision of My Pop Company ? Is it important to you ?
I need the place to be very aerate and lightful at first. I want to condition customers in a large and open space with, if possible, a beautiful view. Beaugrenelle department store is the perfect place, after shopping, family can take a break in our 350m2 restaurant of dining place, a huge bay window that provide lot of light gives a splendid view of Paris.
5.What is your inspiration for the interior design and decoration ?
My inspiration is to create a familial and social environment where people feels good and want to stay. My pop company is divide in 4 differents spots, a take away in the entrance, a eating on the go space and some goodies to shop, then you will find the restaurant classy part with large tables, confortable chairs and a real bar where you can also sit, have a drink or even eat a bit. Finally the best part, we provide vintage game with an arcade table and an arcade machine so you will never leave the place.
6.How would you describe your restaurant ?
My Pop Company is a blend between a fast-food and a premium restaurant.
7.What kind of dishes do you serve ?
We made typical US UK fast food such as bagels, hamburger, pancake, milkshake & cheesecake !
8.What is the speciality of your restaurant ?
Traditional UK-US burger with fresh products, homemade bread, homemade sauce, fresh fries and a unique meat recipe elaborate with three differents cooks.
9.How much is the average price for a menu ?
About 16 euros for a menu with a burger, fresh fries and drink.
10.Is there any projects or events for the restaurant in the future ?
Before having any future projects I want to make sure to run my restaurant good, and maybe after that I will expand it in the world. I also want to create more elaborate recipe for my burger.
Thank you Hugues !
To see the menu click here : My Pop menu
When? Monday-Sunday 10am – 11pm