Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published September 26th 2012
I'm only new to the whole Grill'd phenomena. It wasn't until very recently that one of my lovely workmates, upon hearing that I'd never had the pleasure of dining at Grill'd, decided to introduce me to one of the branches in Brisbane city. Since then I haven't looked back.
Grill'd has become popular based on its mission: to make burgers good. Grill'd prides itself on making burgers that not only taste good, but are good for you too. Rather than being low in nutritional value and high in fat, Grill'd burgers are high in nutritional value and low in fat making them a guilt-free and yummy meal. Grill'd use only the highest quality, freshest ingredients, many of which are sourced locally from small, family producers.
The Chermside Grill'd store is located within Westfield Shopping Centre just outside the food court entrance. It features inside and outside dining and is partly constructed by wood materials, giving it an earthy homely feel. The staff at Grill'd are always helpful and friendly, the store is always busy and the food is always fresh prepared right beside the counter. The menu is displayed up high at the counter and up to three people can be taking orders at any one time.
Grill'd, Chermside, is the closest Grill'd store to me (and it's a half-hour or so drive) and as I have 'fallen in love' with the food, every now and again I make my way to Chermside specifically to dine there. My favourite burger is the 'Baa Baa' Burger; grilled 100% grass fed lean lamb, avocado, tasty cheese, salad, relish and herbed mayonnaise. The burger is worth $12.90 and can be accompanied by a side of thick-cut herbed chips for an extra $3.50 (snack) or $4.50 (regular) and a drink (some alcoholic beverages are available). Patrons can choose the type of bun they prefer and can also add extras; crispy trim bacon, free range egg, beetroot relish, brie cheese, roasted peppers, feta, golden pineapple; for extra.
On my latest excursion to Grill'd I went with my usual meal: the 'Baa Baa' Burger, a snack sized portion of chips, a Schweppes Raspberry drink and a sweet chilli mayonnaise dipping sauce (70 cents). I went with the sesame seed bun rather than the more floury bun I usually go with, but both types of bun are good not too hard but not too soft. The lamb is always juicy succulent and nicely cooked, with just the right amount of herbs, the tasty cheese is tasty, the lettuce is crisp, the tomato is fresh and the herbed mayonnaise is delicious (yes, I've mentioned before that I'm a sauce person).
Grill'd sell a range of chicken burgers, lamb burgers, beef burgers, veggie burgers (for the vegetarians out there), steak sandwiches and salads. Grill'd has kids meals (seven-years-old and under) and snack burgers (mini beef and chicken burgers) available and a range of different dipping sauces and beverages.
Grill'd has stores in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. For store locations, check here.
Grill'd Healthy Burgers
Grill'd is currently running a program called Local Matters. This program is a community donation program that sees local Grill'd stores donating $500 a month to local charities, causes or other community programs. Every time you buy something at Grill'd you get a token to place into one of three jars. These jars represent the three different charities vying for the money for that month and are labelled with the charities name and their little story. Each customer chooses which charity they believe is most worthy (of course, all of them are in their own special ways) and adds their token to the rest in that particular jar. At the end of the month the $500 is split three ways regardless, $300 for the jar with the most tokens and $100 each to the others.