Geelong burger institution Boss Burger expands with new store in Warrnambool

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Geelong burger institution Boss Burger expands with new store in Warrnambool

Image: Boss Burger Pakington Street venue

Burger kings Boss Burger have brought their American-style burger store to Gateway Plaza in Warrnambool.

For those who love a greasy, cheese-filled, dripping with delicious-goodness burger, Boss Burger Co. is probably at the top of your list regarding the best burgers in the region.

From humble beginnings on Pakington Street back in 2016, things started on a high and remained there for burger joint owners Tim Harrison, brothers Jamie Kolovos and Jerry Kolovos and John Katos – as Boss quickly became one of the most popular burger joints in town. Initially featuring four beef burgers (with one for the kids), a chicken burger and a vego burger, Boss Burger Co expanded their menu within the year to include everything from ribs, loaded fried and mac ‘n’ cheese balls to jalapeno poppers.

Dishing out pure, unadulterated deliciousness ever since, the Boss Burger crew have gone on to open a tonne more stores in and around the region, pumping out some damn tasty burgers to Waurn Ponds, Leopold, Ballarat, Lara and even Tasmania, undoubtedly crowning the Boss team the burger kings.

Officially opening on Thursday, January 19, Boss Burger has added one more notch to its belt, opening a store in Warrnambool. Opening at 11am, the store attracted a slew of keen diners, with the burger store giving away free bucket hats to the first 100 customers and receiving a bunch of glowing online reviews already.

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Boss Burger In Warrnambool

Taking over the old Gloria Jean’s Coffee site at Gateway Plaza in Warrnambool, the new venue encompasses everything we know and love about Boss Burger. From their sensational menu and their incredibly friendly, buoyant staff, to the bright neon sign, moody booths and a wall lined with some of the biggest bosses from pop culture over the years, this cool dimly-lit diner and bar is definitely among the best of its stores.

This has been a long-time coming for the South-West community, with the Boss brand first making its launch in 2018 at Warrnambool’s first pop up food truck festival, capturing the hearts of many locals.

Following its great success, the truck made a guest appearance at Dennington primary school fair, which sold out of all products almost immediately. However, with no permanent store and a void for amazing burgers in the South-west, the community have been eagerly awaiting the Boss Burger Warrnambool arrival (so much so someone even started a petition back in 2020). The news of the store was first teased back in October 2022 when the Boss Burger Facebook page posted a picture of the town (the famous Warrnambool ball) as a spoiler to where their next franchise would open.

What To Expect

If you haven’t indulged in the beauty of their menu before, the joint kicks ass with their offerings of chicken and beef burgers. If beef is your jam, the ‘Boss’ or the ‘Boss Deluxe’ is a taste of heaven if you like it simple but delicious. The adventurous can step it up with the Sonny Red, which is packed with beef, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, jalapenos, ketchup, sriracha mayo and hot sauce. If chicken is more your style, it’s their Tommy the Chook that kicks the burger experience up to the next level. Complete with crunchy, southern fried chicken, cheese, creamy slaw and sriracha mayo, this burger is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


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For the veggos, they’ve got three delightful options, ranging from a ‘Don Veggio’ with a veggie patty, the ‘Vegan’ with a black bean and carrot patty, and even an ‘Imbossible’ with their special beyond meat plant patty.

To be honest, every burger on the menu here is delicious and pretty much perfect, so close your eyes, point at the menu and get set for a taste sensation.

Obviously, sides are a must too. You can’t go past the boss fries, which come complete with bacon, cheese sauce, boss sauce and chives; the mac n cheese ballerz and of course, their famous shakes, which range from Salted Caramel, Nutella, Snickers, Oreo and Milo to your standard vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and blue heaven.

What more could you want?

For those out in Warrnambool, you can’t miss this place. It’s. So. Good.

Boss Burger is located at Gateway Plaza in Warrnambool. Find out more here