A NOTORIUS burger restaurant in Brisbane has announced its planned closure, just two years after it opened.
Although the company was on an upward trajectory after arriving in Brisbane, rising operating costs forced owners Leizl Estioko andGarrison should close up shop.
Grassfed – a favorite of MasterChef winner Matt Preston – only serves vegan burgers – which are apparently so good they’ve converted people to veganism.
The couple told Courier mail “It has been a tough journey since 2020 with a lot of instability and a lot of ups and downs.
“The cost of everything is rising – the cost of goods, supplies, wages, and we are not a high-end restaurant that can charge more.”
“You can’t charge $30 or $40 for a burger and fries. So how can we still make a living when we make a profit margin of 50 cents per dish?”
Doors close on September 24th and for the last few days Grassfed is offering specials with prices starting at $6 and $7.
Despite the closure, the couple has still managed to find a glimmer of hope.
They will be able to spend more time with their children and focus more on their other business, Queensland Vegan Markets.
Unfortunately, this story is all too familiar, with many Australian businesses finding themselves in a similar position due to cost of living pressures.