Joy Love Burgers owner Jennifer Lee was not always in the food business. She spent 20 years in the beauty supply industry before visiting Joy Love Burgers in Katy, meeting the owner and falling in love with the restaurant industry, Lee said.
She said the owner of the Katy location at that time convinced her to get into the field and touched her heart with a passion for food and quality ingredients.
“He showed me how he created all his recipes on his own by visiting different restaurants throughout the nation. He made the best recipe for our burgers,” Lee said. “I kept visiting his restaurant, learned how to cook and fell in love with it, too.”
Lee opened the second location of Joy Love Burgers in October 2017 on Hwy. 249. She said the restaurant has been well-received in the community despite not having the most visible location.
“We’re kind of tucked in the corner of this plaza, so we’re not very visible, but we have good parking space and proximity to the highway,” Lee said. “We have good recipes and good food, so no matter what people will still come.”
Everything is homemade and made-to-order, Lee said, including sauces, batters, buns and dressings, which makes Joy Love Burgers different from other burger joints.
“With us, everything is fresh. At the end of each day, we throw away everything and start making new ingredients every morning,” she said. “We make the best quality food, and there’s nobody who doesn’t want to come back.
The restaurant also sells fish and chips, sandwiches, wraps and desserts. Lee said she wants to offer a variety of meal options so that there is a little something for everyone.
“We have a lot of choices just in case. We want everybody to be able to get together in one spot and enjoy a meal,” Lee said. “Making food fresh every day is hard work, but it’s worth it. … Anyone who tries our food knows it’s of the highest quality.”
Joy Love Burgers
22625 Hwy. 249, Ste. 830, Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Sundays