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Burger Head Is Closing Down Its Final Two Stores in Penrith and Botany This October

Burger Head fans have until the end of October to visit — but, never fear, the beloved food truck will still be doing the rounds.
By Ben Hansen
September 12, 2023
By Ben Hansen
September 12, 2023

After seven years of loading up smashed beef patties onto buns, Burger Head — one of the best spots for burgers in Sydney — is shutting up shop. The team has announced that the remaining pair of Burger Head stores in Penrith and Botany will both be hosting their last day of service on Sunday, October 29.

"The past seven years have been nothing shy of an incredible journey of ups, downs, and everything in-between but unfortunately, we've decided to hang up the apron," owners Tim Rosenstrauss and Joshua DeLuca said in a lengthy statement on the Burger Head Instagram.

But, never fear — this won't be your last chance to get your hands around the duo's famous stacks of goodness. Over the years, Burger Head has also hit the road, travelling around as a food truck — and, following the closing of the brick-and-mortar venues, the duo will be turning their attention to running Burger Head as a food truck permanently.

"I want to make it clear that this is not the death of Burger Head but merely a major pivot for us," continues the statement. "To be honest, we thought we wouldn't make it past one year in business, so to say we got into our seventh year is fucking amazing! What started as a marquee pop-up in a three-by-three-metre tent grew into a network of four restaurants, three trucks and a production kitchen."

The hugely popular burger business launched in January of 2017, drawing people in with simple burgers done right alongside extravagant inventions like the cult-famous Twisties burger. The resume of the chefs at the helm also had people flocking, with DeLuca coming over from Quay, Rosenstrauss from the now-closed Masters and former owner Richard Borg (Smoking Gringos) boasting time in the Momofuku kitchen.

The Burger Head team is currently providing a daily breakdown of the journey that's led them to close the stores including expanding too quickly and interest rates. If you want a deep dive into what they are calling "The Downfall of Burger Head", follow along over on Instagram.


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Your last chance to visit Burger Head at either 17/98 Henry Street, Penrith or 1427 Botany Road, Botany will be on Sunday, October 29.

Top image: Jason Denison.

Published on September 12, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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