Amanda Walker is Co-Founder and Owner of Lord of the Fries, makers of Australia’s favourite fries with a side of vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.

Hailing from Toronto, Canada (and moonlighting as ‘The Lord’ herself), Amanda’s journey to co-founding Lord of the Fries with her husband has seen her travel the world. Starting out as a teacher in Canada, Mandy met Mark Koronczyk (Co-Founder) in Taiwan teaching English as a Second Language. With a shared passion for their favourite food, french fries, and creating food made with love, not animals, Lord of the Fries was born. The vegetarian entrepreneurs wanted to see an alternative to the fast food that was out there, one that considered the health of the people, the planet and the animals. Eventually the pair was joined by Mark’s brother and former animator, Sam Koronczyk, who helped the team transition from festival-going food truck with the mostest to bricks and mortar quick service restaurant.

Prior to owning her own business, Amanda had little executive level experience but used her passion for the brand and its mission, a determination to succeed and a desire to bring good food to the people as her guide.

Now, 10 years on, Amanda, has supported the growth of the business to nine- stores-strong across Melbourne and Sydney and enjoys the challenge of evolving and improving the business so that the staff, suppliers, franchisees and customers can all enjoy the benefits of doing great work and creating great food. Hear more from Amanda on the 19th of September at Run The World!