Burger loving Sydneysiders can get ready to add another place to their to-try list, because one of Melbourne's best burger joints is venturing up north to open a permanent store.
You might have heard of Huxtaburger. Since it opened in Melbourne in 2011 it's garnered a slew of loyal fans, and heap of American-style burger joints have opened in its wake. But it's only now, seven years and seven stores later that the shop has finally decided to expand to Sydney. It will open in Redfern on Saturday, September 15.
So what can you expect? The team likes to keep things simple: buns wrapped around a grass-fed beef patty with cheese, mustard and tomato sauce, or fried chicken with jalapeños, sriracha mayo, cheese and lettuce. Meals are best rounded out with a serve of chips and an ice cold can of beer.
The expansion is part of the business's decision to enter into a franchise model. The first franchises have already opened in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and in Perth, WA, and it sounds like there are plenty more in the pipeline. "The introduction of franchisees marks just the beginning of our expansion plans as we look to grow our national footprint in Australia, and grow our business," said Huxtaburger CEO Matt Fickling.
The new Redfern store will launch with an opening party on September 15 — kicking off at 11am and running all the way through till 8pm. Details are pretty scarce at the moment, but if the company's Perth launch is anything to go by, you might be looking at a day of $1 burgers. We'll update you as soon as we have more details.
Huxtaburger will open at 66 Regent Street, Redfern on Saturday, September 15.