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Plant-Based Chippery Lord of the Fries Has Finally Opened in Brisbane

The Melbourne-born ethical fast food chain lands in Fortitude Valley.
By Stephen Heard and Sarah Ward
January 13, 2020
By Stephen Heard and Sarah Ward
January 13, 2020

If you're a fan of God's gift to vegetables, boy do we have some news for you. Melbourne-born ethical fast food institution and promoters of the best chips in the universe, Lord of the Fries, has landed in Fortitude Valley with its first Brisbane store.

Setting up shop in Brunswick Street, this isn't the chain's first Queensland shop, with that honour going to its already-open digs in Surfers Paradise. But, the new eatery does mean that fries-loving Brisbanites no longer need to head down the coast to get their fix.

The much-loved Aussie chippery first hit the streets in 2004 as a food truck in Melbourne. The initiative was started by Mark and Mandy Koronczyk, with the pair discovering a mutual love of potato slivers — and a conscience to help build a better world by finding an alternative solution to the chemical and beef-tallow-laden fries swallowing the market.

Hence, the Lord's offerings sit atop a 100-percent vegetarian menu, using oil free of chemicals, preservatives and animal products. In addition to the immensely addictive fries, other menu items include plant-based patties, hot dogs, nuggets and mac 'n' cheese balls, as well as shakes and ice cream.

The chain now has 24 stores around the country, plus four across the ditch in New Zealand, with plans to expand across Asia in the not-too-distant future.

Find Lord of the Fries at 3/352 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley — open 11am–10pm Monday–Thursday, 11am–3am Friday, 11.30am–3am Saturday and 11.30am–10pm Sunday.

If you're choosing to go out and support local businesses, have a look at the latest COVID-19 advice and social-distancing guidelines from the Department of Health.

Published on January 13, 2020 by Stephen Heard
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