Popular American-style burger joint Getta Burger will open two new stores in Brisbane in the coming months.
The new stores – set to open in Underwood in June and Ashgrove in August — will be Getta Burger’s fifth and sixth stores in a fast growing chain.
The new additions will boast a traditional Getta Burger menu, featuring American-style burgers made with smoked brisket, hearty beef patties, pulled pork, American cheeses and homemade sauces, as well as sides of filthy fries.
Owner Brent Poulter says he wants to offer real food to real people in the suburbs.
“It’s all about being able to get that top quality burger that you’ll often find somewhere in the Valley, and having it available right at your door step in the suburbs,” he says.
“Our motto is ‘we make burgers the hard way’, because we make everything ourselves, we don’t order in frozen patties or anything like that. It’s top quality and tastes good.”
Brent says he has his own meat processing facility which allows him to process, grind and press his own meat daily.
“We process our own meat, grind and press everything ourselves, we only use 100 per cent rump steak and there are absolutely no additives,” he says.
“We have our own smokers too, brought in from the USA, so we smoke all our own brisket and pork. We also make all our own sauces.
“We are very product-driven and want to make sure our customers are happy and get only the best quality.”
Originally from a construction background, Brent’s passion for food started in 2008 after travelling around the USA.
“In 2008, my wife Amy and I travelled around America in a motor home and we basically lived off BBQ and burgers for two months,” he says.
“During that time I just fell in love with it, not just the food, but the style and the experience. It’s not a clinical process over there — whether it’s through country music or just real great service, there is a real experience to it all and we’re not used to that here.
“I’ve stood on the customer’s side a lot more than the service side and feel disappointed too often, and that really drives my passion to improve it all.”
His burger business originally started in 2012 with a food truck called That BBQ Joint, travelling to markets throughout the city. In 2014, he opened a store in Carina and soon after the business expanded to three other burger joints across Brisbane (West End, Bridgeman Downs and Clayfield), soon to be six.
Although the new Getta Burger stores will offer the same menu as the existing ones, Brent says there are a few burgers you’ve definitely got to try.
“My top pick would be the ‘Getta Boss’ with 12-hour smoked beef brisket, crispy bacon, double cheese, pickles, jalapenos, and BBQ sauce,” he says.
“The other one I would suggest is ‘Getta Lot’ with a beef patty, bacon, double cheese, grilled onions lettuce, tomato, BBQ sauce, mustard, pickles, mayo. Some real great classic flavours on that one.”
Brent has plans for four more burger joints across the city.