Ze Pickle's Fortitude Valley Eatery Is the Latest Brisbane Burger Joint to Close Its Doors

If you're hankering for an OTT burg, the chain's Camp Hill, Burleigh Heads and Brisbane Airport stores are still operational.
Sarah Ward
February 23, 2024

Nine years after opening its first Brisbane outpost in Fortitude Valley, Gold Coast-born burger chain Ze Pickle has joined the city's recent spate of burg-slinging closures. In 2023, both Fish Lane's plant-based favourite Grassfed and chain Getta Burger shut up shop in the River City. Thankfully in Ze Pickle's case, only one venue has been affected.

"Unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control, our Fortitude Valley store has closed indefinitely," advised the Ze Pickle team about its shuttered eatery via social media.

"All other stores are trading as normal and will continue to do so. To our many awesome Brissie customers, please hit up to Camp Hill or Brisbane Airport for all your burger needs."

 

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The Courier-Mail reports that the Valley store, which was located at 4 Hynes Street, is in liquidation. All three other Ze Pickle venues remain unaffected, including its OG Burleigh Heads site.

The chain 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 has closed at 4 Hynes Street, Fortitude Valley — but is still trading on Newman Avenue in Camp Hill,  at the Qantas terminal in Brisbane Airport and on Connor Street in Burleigh Heads. For further details, head to the chain's website.

Published on February 23, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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