Neil Perrys Burger Project expands into Melbourne, with 10 additional sites to follow
The new St Collins Lane development in Melbourne has welcomed Burger Project’s first site outside of Sydney.
Headed up by chef Neil Perry and his partners Trish Richards and David Doyle, the Melbourne Burger Project is similar in look, feel and offering to its counterparts at World Square and the MLC Centre.
It has a smart, casual feel with a large open kitchen and seating for 120.
The menu is identical to that of the Sydney stores, comprising 13 burgers, fries, ice cream desserts, shakes and thickshakes, house sodas and a small selection of beers and wines.
“We’re excited to be opening our first Burger Project in Melbourne amongst such fashionable company in St Collins Lane. We’re getting great feedback about our burgers in Sydney and we look forward to delivering the same great quality and service for Melburnians to enjoy,” said Perry.
The Burger Project concept, which first launched in 2014, is set to expand further in the next six months, with three confirmed openings in Sydney: Macquarie Centre, North Ryde on 29 May; Gateway Centre, Circular Quay on 1 September; and Parramatta in November. A Chadstone, Melbourne outlet will also launch on 30 September. In addition, another six yet-to-be-announced venues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Brisbane will open in the first half of 2017.
In the lead-up to the Melbourne launch, Burger Project teamed up with the William Angliss College to give unemployed students the opportunity to get hands-on experience and gain their Certificate II in Hospitality.
“This partnership initiative is about getting young people into work, training them on the job and giving them the chance to develop their careers. The hospitality industry is desperate for good staff so if we can offer a pathway for those with minimal experience but a passion for hospitality, it is a win-win for us all,” Perry added.