About Jason Hill
Jason Hill is an entrepreneur and innovator who learned important lessons about life, business and success growing up in Six Nations of the Grand River.
Guided by these values, he has risen to prominence, bringing innovations to an array of industries, from energy and construction to retail and casual dining.
Jason Hill began his career as an industrial painter, but he knew that his dreams, drive and talents would one day lift him to new opportunities. After beginning a family, he created a string of successful businesses, including convenience and specialty stores, a wholesale confectionery supply outlet, a fueling station and a construction company. Many communities in Six Nations have benefited from residential and commercial projects of the company, Ace1 Construction.
For many Canadians, Burger Barn has been his most delicious creation. Jason opened the restaurant’s doors in 2011, doubled the seating capacity in 2015, and added a Burger Barn truck and catering service five years later.
Combining the tastes of native cuisine with Southern-style comfort food, Burger Barn features Jason’s gourmet burgers, along with such favorites as Indian tacos, chicken wings, ribs, homemade pies and all-day-breakfast offerings. A popular tourist destination, the restaurant was featured on The Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! program.
Among Jason’s other passions are the Belgian draft horses and Clydesdales he raises, which have been showcased at a variety of equestrian events. The “Burger Barn Belgians” won the 2021 U.S. National Belgian 6 Horse Hitch Championship, among other contests. His Clydesdales exhibited at the World Clydesdale Show in London, Ontario, and won the World Champion Team and the Reserve Champion 8 Horse Hitch in Madison, Wisconsin in 2018. At that same event, Jason’s daughter Bella was crowned the World Clydesdale Junior Youth Champion Showman.
Jason is also a race car enthusiast, who began his participation in the sport by sponsoring a driver in 2015. In short order he put together a team of Burger Barn racers who compete throughout Ontario. In 2020 his team won the Southern Ontario Sprint Car Championship.