There’s a new burger joint on the block and they’ve upped the anti when it comes to high quality and delicious burgers. With a promise to deliver the best day in, day out, Burger Johnny are a spot that’s sure to become one of your regulars.
“Burgers are on trend but we’ve just taken it that little bit further, not ahead but to the side I guess, with our commitments in the quality of food. We won’t sacrifice a system, product or flavour to get it out the door,” manager and chef, James Fuller says.
“Our core value is the best quality beef we can get, it’s local and that’s all we’re going to use. We’re not going to use a cheaper things to cut our costs.
“We’re just sticking to our values which is good food, done well over and over again.”
Beyond the beef, which is sourced locally and grass fed, the quality is clear throughout the menu, with free range eggs and organic free range chickens used in their burgers. And the care placed on selecting their ingredients shows through in the final product served up on your plate.
Just as much consideration has been placed on the menu with the whole team contributing to the final selections. For James, his favourite stands as the Johnny Burger, an American inspired creation with beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, house made pickles, American mustard and garlic aioli.
Though there’s a burger to satisfy your cravings no matter what time of day (or night) it is or whatever your dietary requirements may be – there’s even a paleo burger called The Cave Man on the menu. And plenty of sides to complete your meal – the salted caramel milkshake is a firm favourite among customers.
Burger Johnny have only been around for just over a month, but they’ve already established a tight-knit community and comfortable vibe that’s welcoming to any generation.
“We’re definitely well on our way to pushing a vibe here to become a night venue,” James says.
“We’ve got local art installations coming on in the next week, and they’re going to be on a rotation system and we’ve applied for a liquor license so then it’ll be beats, burgers, beers.”
With evolution of the venue a key aspect of its future, Burger Johnny is set to be a favourite for years to come.
Where: 141 Ryrie St, Geelong
When: Mon-Sat 10am till late
Contact: 03 5221 7599
Written by Amanda Sherring