A NOTORIUS burger restaurant in Brisbane has announced its planned closure after just two years since its opening.
Despite being on a upward trajectory after coming to Brisbane, increasing running costs have forced the hands of owners Leizl Estioko andGarrison to shut up shop.
The couple told Courier Mail “It’s been a rough journey since 2020 with lots of instability and lots of ups and downs.
“The cost of everything is going up – the cost of goods, deliveries, wages and we’re not a high-end restaurant who can charge more.
“You can’t be charging $30 or $40 for burgers and fries so how can we still make a living if we make a profit margin of 50 cents a dish”.
The doors will close on September 24 and in its final days, Grassfed will offer special deals with prices as low as $6 and $7.
Despite the closure the pair have still managed to find silver linings.
They will get to spend more time with their children and they can focus more on their other business Queensland Vegan Markets.
Sadly this story is all too familiar with many Australian businesses finding themselves in a similar position due to cost of living pressures.