Now, before you go thinking Betty’s Burgers is just another chain-like restaurant to pop up in Surfers—after all, its branding and cute packaging is pretty slick—hear us out.
We first wrapped our mouths around one of Betty’s delectable burgers, the southern fried Crispy Chicken if we remember correctly, when in Noosa last month. At the time, which was an hour before lunchtime, it was already buzzing with couples of all ages and young bronzed families ready to hit the beach.
Perhaps it was because they were offering up a seriously sweet value feed on ritzy Hastings Street, with all but one of their burger options selling for just $10 and $11 each ($7 for kids). But it was more likely because their deliciously-crafted burgers were just worth flocking for. So. Damn. Good.
Betty’s Burgers Noosa was the ONLY store in Australia, until a few short weeks ago when Betty’s spread its wings bringing its talents south to the burger-loving Gold Coast crowd. Our knowledgeable culinary friends at The Urban List Brisbane reckon these could be some of the best burgers in all of Queensland. Big call, right?
In an environment where “fast” food competition is ferocious but where quality varies widely, and it more often leaves you feeling disappointed and underwhelmed; Betty’s Burgers is different.
Betty’s burgers are simple (no OTT triple tiers or wacky additions here), fresh, and delivered with a smile—fast. Served between soft but perfectly crusty buns are options such as the Angus beef Betty’s Classic Burger, slow-cooked Pork Belly Burger and, for the vegos, the Shroom Burger with crispy Portobello mushrooms loaded with melted gruyere and gouda cheese, and Betty’s secret sauce. Any one of these beauties are going to rock your world. Add sides like beer-battered onion rings or a chocolate peanut butter thickshake, and you’ll be mentally ticking Betty’s off against the competition for best burgers on the Gold Coast.
Betty’s secret ingredient is the other half of its namesake; Concretes are essentially frozen custard ice cream desserts adorned with a titillating selection of candied treats and cakes, like the Baked Apple Pie (vanilla custard, baked apple pie, and caramel sauce), or the Mint Choc Fudge Brownie (chocolate custard, mint cookies, brownie chunks, and chocolate fudge sauce). Are you salivating yet?
The casual new GC-based restaurant, located on the exterior of Surfer’s Paradise’s Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, is funky and inviting with colourful furnishings and prints, fragrant with potted hanging ferns lining the ceiling, festoon lights, and rubbed-back white panelling detail resembling a retro beach shack.
Making this eatery even more likeable, Noosa owner David Hales named his latest venue after his late grandmother Betty Anderson, who knew a thing or two about flipping burgers in her time. Just like the good ol’ days, they are keeping prices down with counter service and collection, though everything else is legit in terms of fresh ingredients, fun and friendly service, and ample seating in smart surroundings. And you’ve got to love that.
Betty’s Burgers are open 10am ‘til late, seven days a week. You’re a little ripper, Betty!
Where: 12—14 Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, 3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard
Contact: 07 5538 6565
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Photo Credit: Daniel Hine for Metropolist