Brisbane, you thought you were done with burgers. You thought the city couldn't get any more burger obsessed. No way. We're not done here — we're importing burgs from interstate. Melbourne's favourite burger chain Mr Burger is finally, finally coming to town. The crew have announced that one of their famous mobile burg dispensing units (or 'truck') will be hitting out streets this week and flooding the market with their famous burgers and trucker chips.
Mr Burger started their tenure in Melbourne as a no-frills truck that served up killer burgers. Now their vehicles dot the city, they work with university students to deliver burgers by drone and they've launched a food truck revolution in the form of the Welcome to Thornbury community hub. Their trucker chips (famously slathered in three kinds of cheese, secret sauce and crispy bacon) and the pizza variant (think of a pizza and swap out the base for a load of French fries) are notorious for being gloriously and deliciously OTT.
Mr Burger owner Daragh Kan says the full menu will be available in Brisbane and they're hoping to stick around for a while. "We'd love to be up in Brisbane permanently," he says. "At this stage we've just got the truck but if we find the right site we'll definitely consider a store as well. When we opened in Tasmania, we were originally just looking at a truck but we're currently in the process of opening a store, so there's definitely precedent."
Hallelujah! In the meantime, they're rocking a six-month permit so don't be afraid to get on board with Mr Burger — he's not going away anytime soon. Best break out your finest elasticated pants and prepare for a quite an experience.
Mr Burger will be hitting Brisbane over the weekend, starting with a session at Green Beacon Brewing Co. on Friday, August 26. Keep an eye on their Twitter for more information about where to catch the orange truck (and free celebratory burgs!).