The Lebanese Burger Mafia

Film writer/director Omar Mouallem travels throughout rural Alberta in search of the story behind Burger Baron, a local fast-food chain with mysterious origins and a cult-like following. Mouallem, who is also an heir to the fast-food chain, discovers how hundreds of immigrants like his parents made a life for their families at the Burger Baron despite its many challenges and dysfunctions.

“Rich in economic, cultural, culinary, and familial histories, the amusing, cheekily titled, and disarmingly complex documentary The Lebanese Burger Mafia is a satisfyingly full meal.”
Andrew Parker, The Gate

Awards and Nominations

Hot Docs, 2023, Toronto – Official Selection
Cinéfest Sudbury, 2023 – Official Selection
Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, 2023 – Best Feature Documentary, Nominee
Northwest Fest, 2023, Edmonton – Audience Award for Best Doc, Winner


Omar Mouallem



Film Details

2023, 104 min