Ze Pickle Is Shutting Its Camp Hill Burger Joint to Focus on Its OG Burleigh Heads Eatery

After its Fortitude Valley outpost closed in February, the burger chain's eatery in Brisbane's east will say farewell on Sunday, March 17.
Sarah Ward
Published on March 12, 2024

When Ze Pickle first started slinging burgers, it did so on the Gold Coast, launching its initial store at Burleigh Heads. That venue is still dishing up the meat-and-bun combo, and will soon be the chain's only eatery. After its Fortitude Valley outpost closed in February, Ze Pickle has announced that its Camp Hill store will say farewell on Sunday, March 17.

The chain is also shutting up shop in Brisbane altogether, announcing that its OG Burleigh site will soon get all of its focus. No closure date has been announced for Ze Pickle's Brisbane Airport eatery so far.


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"We've made the decision to slowly take Ze Pickle 360 degrees back to its roots and just sport our wares at the OG Burleigh store. It's been a great, successful, wild and trying nine years-plus since we expanded from our little shoebox here on the GC that we first opened 12 years ago," said the chain's team via social media.

"In that time we have amassed a huge and amazingly loyal following (love yas all!), had plenty of ups and downs which we have learned a lot from, and have now come to a point where we are keen to keep it simple."

When Ze Pickle's Fortitude Valley spot shut, it did so nine years after opening as the brand's debut Brisbane outpost, and saw the chain join the city's recent spate of burg-slinging closures. In 2023, both Fish Lane's plant-based favourite Grassfed and chain Getta Burger stopped trading in the River City.

Ze Pickle became a southeast Queensland favourite over a decade back on the Goldie and since 2016 in Brisbane for its OTT creations. American-influenced standouts include the Pablo, which features corn chips; the 3am, with fried cheese sticks a big feature; and the Triple Loco, which comes laden with three beef patties, three slices of cheese and three rashers of bacon, all between two grilled cheese sandwiches.

Among the chicken burgs, Mash Mash City Bish includes truffle-buttered mashed potato on the burger. And yes, living up to the Ze Pickle name, each one comes topped with a pickled cucumber.

Also a highlight: each venue's laidback bar vibes, plus the desserts and cocktails on the menu. Indulging your sweet tooth means tucking into deep-fried Oreos in doughnut batter — or a skillet filled with baked caramel M&Ms, choc-chip cookie dough, ice cream and marshmallow gravy. The drinks include a Bacon Old Fashioned, of course, as well as boozy takes on banoffee pies and Hubba Bubba, plus a frozen bubblegum margarita.

Ze Pickle is closing at 1/4 Newman Avenue, Camp Hill on Sunday, March 17, 2024, but will still trade at 1/37 Connor Street, Burleigh Heads. For further details, head to the chain's website.

Published on March 12, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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