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Beloved QLD-Born Burger Chain Burger Urge has Cracked NSW

Brisbane-born and based burger restaurant chain Burger Urge is are excited to announce the opening of their first store outside Queensland, with a brand new store due to open in Glendale, just outside Newcastle in April.  

Largs residents Chris and Katrina Schafferious will be taking on the challenge, opening the doors to New South Wales first ever Burger Urge store. Embarking on a totally new venture, Katrina will be managing the store full time with Chris lending background support as he continues his full time job in mining as well as being a local triathlon hero having 18 Iron Man titles under his belt.

The new store located in Glendale is due to open in late April and will be a welcome asset to the area and a new direction for the Burger Urge brand as they evolve from being a Queensland-only based franchise to a national company sporting 20+ stores.

The Schafferious’s noticed a strong growth and discovery in the fast, but fresh and well-made food trend and Newcastle has really embraced this recently.

“I recognised this opportunity about three years ago. It’s a town of hard working people who like to have a good time and we want to fully support this by bringing a young, energetic, fun brand who delivers great tasting burger every time,” said Chris.

Head of Property at Burger Urge, Matt Manzie, said, “Burger Urge are growing into NSW as a part of national growth strategy. It is a logical next step from our Queensland base and will be used as a stepping stone into the Sydney market. Newcastle’s strong and diverse economy and vibrant community attracted us to the area along with our long trading relationship with our franchise operator. Our second NSW store is to be located in Port Macquarie and  will be operational in June this year.”



From its humble beginnings, Burger Urge has now become Australia’s most popular burger brand. With restaurants across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, regional Australia and  NSW, Burger Urge continues to grow especially with its out of the box approach to business.

A Burger Urge franchise will make you the boss of your own company. Apart from that, you will be entitled to:

  • Be a part of the established Burger Urge network

  • Receive comprehensive and continuous support

  • Training, IT and In-house Marketing


Enquire about Burger Urge franchise opportunities, here.


Burge Urge Opens new location in NSW