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Grill'd Healthy Burgers - Sunshine Plaza

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published January 1st 2013
Healthy burgers are here to stay with Grill'd
You have to go a long way in this day and age to get a good burger. Even decent burgers are hard to come by. You get those places in every town claiming to have the 'best burgers in the world', but we know they're bluffing. There's only one burger joint that can claim that rightful title and finally, it's come to the Sunshine Coast. That's right, Grill'd, the healthy burger bar, is here.

Check out the crispy bacon and cheese burger ($11.50)
Check out the crispy bacon and cheese burger ($11.50)


The Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore is the best place for Grill'd. Opening day was testament to just how popular this place would become, the line was way out the door. More than a month on and it's constantly packed.

Get in my belly!
Get in my belly!


I stopped by recently for my first bite from the Sunshine Coast joint. The theme inside is consistent with every other Grill'd I've been to - different, out of the norm, laid back.

The interior design is interesting. Definitely captures the eye.
The interior design is interesting. Definitely captures the eye.


The menu is extensive - you won't find simple beef, chicken and salads here. There are seven different kinds of beef burgers, seven types of chicken burgers, a range of lamb burgers, veggie burgers and more. They have meals for kids seven and under.

One of the salads on offer - think the burger without the bun
One of the salads on offer - think the burger without the bun


I went for chicken burger Simon Says ($12.50) - grilled chicken breast, avocado, crispy trim bacon, salad, relish and herbed mayo. Absolutely delicious, it was a delight when I had it on the Gold Coast years ago and just as good now. My partner went for the Hot Hombre ($12.50) - grilled chicken breast, chilli black bean salsa, tasty cheese, avocado, tomato, Spanish onion and crispy tortilla chip. I had a bite and was just as impressed. It was hot, as it was meant to, and great. Not to mention, they're licensed here. So kick back, enjoy a beer with that burger.

The Simon Says burger ($12.50) - delicious
The Simon Says burger ($12.50) - delicious


Now, the chips here are in a league of their own. Absolutely the best you will find in any food franchise. They're thick cut Tasmanian Russet-Burbank potato chips, vegan friendly, cooked in high quality cholesterol-free oil and sprinkled with herb mix. Make sure you pay the extra 70 cents for one of the dips, herbed mayo, tomato relish or sweet chilli mayo.

Welcome to Grill'd on the Sunshine Coast
Welcome to Grill'd on the Sunshine Coast


Another one of my favourite things here isn't even the food. The Local Matters initiative donates $500 to the local community every month. The way it works is that every time a customer buys a burger they're given a token AKA a bottle top, it's then up to the customers to choose which group they'd like to support that month. At the end of the month, Grill'd will count up the tokens to figure out who gets what. The money will be split $300/$100/$100. When I went in they had jars set up for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of Eumundi, Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre and the Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership. All very worthy causes. Get involved with local matters - all are more than worthy causes.

Get involved with Local Matters - all are more than worthy causes.
Get involved with Local Matters - all are more than worthy causes.


Grill'd is bound to become the Sunshine Coast's hottest new restaurant. It's not overly fancy but it doesn't have to be, the food here rocks.
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Why? For the best burgers in town and a great place to hang out with your mates
When: Open 7 days a week, 11am-11pm
Phone: 07 5443 6000
Where: Sunshine Plaza, Riverwalk
Cost: Burgers from $10.50. Chips from $4.50
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Congratulations on the award. I love Grill'd, it's my favourite burger place.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2235 days ago
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