If we had to come up with a shortlist of sentences that we don't think we'll ever get tired of writing, "Melbourne is getting a brand new burger joint" would definitely be close to the top. Which is lucky, because frankly, it's something we have to write a lot. Case in point: restaurateur Dani Zeini is firing up the grill at Royal Stacks Brunswick, his second American-style fast food eatery to open this year.
With a resume that includes Dandenong Pavilion, Grand Trailer Park Taverna, Easey's and Truck Stop Deluxe, it's safe to say that when it comes to hamburgers, Zeini is no slouch. The first Royal Stacks opened in the CBD in January, and this offshoot will use high quality Australian ingredients, including beef free from GMO, hormones and antibiotics. And, in a point of difference to the CBD restaurant, Brunswick will have halal options on the menu. "We're very excited to launch a Royal Stacks in Brunswick that offers a options for those who want to eat halal," says Zeini. "Catering for the local community has always been a big part of all the venues I've been involved in."
The wildly popular burgers that have been going gangbusters at the CBD venue will naturally be at Brunswick too, including the Double Stack, the Prince Harry and The King (that's the one with the mac 'n' cheese croquettes). Burgers and fries aside, there's also the insane honest-to-God frozen custard machine. New flavours like rosewater and pistachio, baklava and kunafeh (a sugar-soaked cheese pastry) will also make an appearance at the new store.