Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. Chermside
This 1950s-themed burger shack is an ode to Betty Anderson, owner David Hales’s grandmother. The menu is based around four proteins – the classic beef patty, 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.
Betty’s is well known for its house-made frozen-custard ice-cream, or “concretes”. Pick basic chocolate or vanilla, add custom mix-ins, or order pre-designed flavours such as hot-fudge doughnut and passionfruit-ginger crumble. The frozen custard is also used in Betty’s thickshakes.
The large 100-seat store features the brand’s signature pastel colours and weathered beach look. Orange and white wire chairs, plants hanging in macrame holsters and pink Italian tiles fill the retro interior and sunny outdoor patio. The space is fully licensed and serves local craft beers along with wine, cider and soft drinks.