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Melbourne Hamburger Haven Huxtaburger Is Coming to Sydney

This place has played a big part in the American-style burger trend in Melbourne — and now, six years later, it's coming up north.
By Lauren Vadnjal
March 15, 2018
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Melbourne Hamburger Haven Huxtaburger Is Coming to Sydney

This place has played a big part in the American-style burger trend in Melbourne — and now, six years later, it's coming up north.
By Lauren Vadnjal
March 15, 2018
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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, six years and six stores later, that the shop has finally decided to expand to Sydney. It will open in Redfern by the end of July.

So what can you expect? The team like to keep things simple: sweet brioche buns wrapped around a wagyu beef patty with tomato, cheese, lettuce and pickles, or southern fried chicken with jalapeño mayo and slaw. Meals are best rounded out with crinkle cut 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 franchise has already opened in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray, 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.

Rapid expansion may be a good thing for burger lovers, but let us not forget the story of Doughnut Time.

Huxtaburger will open at 66 Regent Street, Redfern at the end of July. We'll keep you updated on an opening date.

Published on March 15, 2018 by Lauren Vadnjal

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