Brisbane’s first Betty’s Burgers will open this month.
The award-winning burger shack, inspired by owner David Hales’ late grandmother, Betty Anderson, first opened on Hastings Street in Noosa, before expanding to Surfers Paradise, The Kitchens in Robina, Melbourne, Toowoomba, Broadbeach and Darling Harbour.
Now finally, Brisbane will get in on the act when Betty’s Burgers opens at Westfield Chermside next week.
“We can’t wait to serve our signature burgers and concretes to the Chermside locals,” says director of operations Nik Rollison.
With a pastel-coloured design aesthetic that throws back to the 1950s, the 180 square metre restaurant will have 100 seats.
Paul Kelly Design, briefed to ‘bring the beach to the city’, have installed handmade floor tiles, custom-imported Italian wall tiles, hand-painted shingles, and a unique custard machine in the new store.
Popular menu choices include the Betty’s Classic (Angus beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and Betty’s special sauce) and the Crispy Chicken Burger, while the Bare Betty, wrapped in cos lettuce, is a healthier option for those who are trying to ban the bun.
But it’s the desserts that truly set Betty’s Burgers apart. Their house-made frozen custard ice-creams, called ‘Concretes’, are a phenomenon, and are available in flavours like honeycomb, orange biscuit crunch, and spiced pecan and banana cream pudding. You can also make your own, selecting from a variety of premium ingredients.
Betty’s Burgers will open at Westfield Chermside on Thursday 22 June, with a second Brisbane venue set to open at Newstead later this year.