A Noosa favourite has expanded again. This time, it’s into the heart of Brisbane.

When Betty’s Burgers first came down the M1 from its Noosa stronghold earlier this year, it was to Chermside’s new food precinct. But the idea was always to open a second outlet closer to the city. Hence, a new Betty’s Burgers in Newstead – a restaurant that’s been a long time coming.

“Nearly a year ago we found this spot,” says Betty’s operations director Nik Rollison.“Yet, sadly [we’ve been] subject to the speed at which builders can build a building and get proper permits and approvals.”

The wait, along with the Chermside opening, has perhaps only further built anticipation. When Betty’s Burgers Newstead opened for the first time at 11am this morning, a throng of customers was already gathered outside.

Paul Kelly Design has again taken charge of the space, lending it the sunny disposition now synonymous with the beachy restaurant chain. This time, though, everything is elevated by a slightly more polished look, something Rollison reckons gives the restaurant a distinctive feel. The light, open space underneath Newstead’s new Haven Apartments sits opposite Gasworks and features glass walls, orange chairs and hanging plants in macramé holsters.

On the menu are the tried and true Betty’s burgers – the classic beef, fried chicken, mushroom and crispy pork belly. You can swap in a gluten-free bun or order it bare (no bun, just a lettuce wrap). There’s also onion rings or fries. For dessert, it’s Betty’s now-iconic “Concretes” – a creamy, house-made frozen custard.

Betty’s Burgers’ expansion is showing no signs of slowing. Beyond Noosa and Brisbane, the Instagram-friendly joint boasts spots on the Gold Coast and in Sydney, Melbourne and Toowoomba.

“We’re hoping to open at least a dozen more restaurants in the next two years,” Rollison says.

Watch this space.

Betty’s Burgers Newstead
Shop 4A, 63 Skyring Terrace
0448 061 105

Daily 11am–late