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Brodburger too successful?

By jase! - 17 December 2009 53

Heading down to Brodburger tonight I was dismayed to see a sign on the little red van that they have been told they will have to leave Bowen Park by the middle of next year.

They have started a petition so if you have had a good burger from down there or just like seeing lit up little red caravans head down and give it a sign. While I was down there tonight the petition didn’t make it to the end of the line because people were arriving quicker than it could move back.

I counted 30 in the queue to order tonight, are there any other food vans in Canberra that are that busy before 2am on Friday and Saturday nights?

What’s Your opinion?


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53 Responses to
Brodburger too successful?
deye 4:58 pm 18 Dec 09

One of those little huts they have in front of Waters edge seems to be vacant, maybe they can move into there.

bean 3:07 pm 18 Dec 09

Their burgers are pretty good, and it’s a great location.
Shame they’re being moved on.
If they are forced to close, how many employees will that put out of a job?

Didn’t I read recently that the local govt wants to encourage more lakeside food outlets?

Eyeball In A Quart J 1:19 pm 18 Dec 09

You’re comparing Brodburger with Gaby’s?

Ha!

As a local the crowds down at Brodburger is frustrating, but the burgers are excellent.

youami 1:15 pm 18 Dec 09

Oh dear, I now have to walk further.

stereo henry said :

It’s a burger joint and the burgers aren’t even that good. I’m still amazed that people will queue (sometimes for upwards of 30 minutes) for what is effectively a fish and chip shop burger with some fancy lettuce and a bit of brie.

The real story here isn’t even about Brodburger; it should be about Gabby’s caravan, which has been around significantly longer, sells real hamburgers (they’ll put hair on your chest), and is being asked to shut down after some 20 years serving Canberrans.

Let’s face it, Canberrans are sheep (more like lambs to the slaughter) who follow the flock wherever it may go – “wow! they serve burgers out of caravan? what a novel concept, we simply must go and try”.

Hey ‘stereo henry’ do you eat Maccas by any chance? Each to their own. If you don’t like Brodburgers don’t go. And where is Gabby’s caravan? I might go and compare and report.

Anyway, Bowen Park is in the parliamentary zone and there were no caravans on Griffin’s map of Canberra. Oh hang on, neither was Parkes Way, or most of the buildings in Barton. Me thinks it has to do with traffic and parking because it is just plain weird having crowds (aka more than 2 people congregating) in Canberra at 2am.

Danman 12:40 pm 18 Dec 09

Sounds like stereo henrys application for a burger van got rejcted.

MsCheeky 11:47 am 18 Dec 09

Stereo henry, I disagree. I reckon the burgers are great as do my mates. I don’t believe it’s herd-like behaviour that creates the queues at Brodburgers – I think it’s because the food is good. You should give your fellow humans a little more credit.

I would also be interested to know why it’s being shut down.

emperorminge 11:25 am 18 Dec 09

That Stereo Henry bloke wouldnt know a good burger from a hole in the ground.

Gabbys? Mate, your kidding yourself. Gabby’s is greasy, sloppy, low budget gruel. Nice guy and all, but rubbish food.

I think its a little rich and lays on the faux anti-canberra angst a bit think to try and categorise folks who like a Brodburger as sheep. There’s a serious lack of decent burger joints in Canberra, so when one pops up thats even half good, its popular. I think you overplay the (or your) percieved mindless-ness of the Canberra public.

Sure – the Brodburger isnt curing canncer or anything, but it is a well made, fresh, tasty burger. Its that simple.

Rosencrantz 10:47 am 18 Dec 09

Burgers aren’t even that good? Have you been going to a different Brodburger to the rest of us?!

I’m all for leaving it where it is and how it is; the only problems it seems to be causing are some excess litter in the park surrounding it, and surely that could be addressed by putting in a few extra bins!

nexus6 10:34 am 18 Dec 09

where is Gabby’s caravan located? be interested to see if its better than Brodburger.

eyeLikeCarrots 9:43 am 18 Dec 09

Stereo Henry,

Alot of people enjoy the food from Brodburger, you’re entitled to your opinion. If you want to defend Gabby’s caravan (which I haven’t tried or heard off), start your own thread.

If you want to bleet (lol sheep) on about Canberren’s following the flock, start your own thread about that.

niftydog 9:32 am 18 Dec 09

I totally disagree, stereo henry. I’ve NEVER had a burger that good from ANY take away shop regardless of whether it had wheels or not. The only thing that comes close are one’s I make myself on the BBQ.

The reason that was mentioned to me was that the caravan was an eyesore, and that it blocked emergency access to the park. Hardly insurmountable problems. The rumour mill says that a business or businesses from Kingston complained that they were drawing business away. Diddums.

stereo henry 7:40 am 18 Dec 09

It’s a burger joint and the burgers aren’t even that good. I’m still amazed that people will queue (sometimes for upwards of 30 minutes) for what is effectively a fish and chip shop burger with some fancy lettuce and a bit of brie.

The real story here isn’t even about Brodburger; it should be about Gabby’s caravan, which has been around significantly longer, sells real hamburgers (they’ll put hair on your chest), and is being asked to shut down after some 20 years serving Canberrans.

Let’s face it, Canberrans are sheep (more like lambs to the slaughter) who follow the flock wherever it may go – “wow! they serve burgers out of caravan? what a novel concept, we simply must go and try”.

Beau Locks 7:40 am 18 Dec 09

I’m convinced that the ACT Government and the NCA are in possession of something that looks like a geiger counter, but which actually provides a reading of an area’s character. It must be off the scale at Bowen Park these days…time to take remedial action to sterilise.

It’s so disappointing that there seems to be a fixation on closing venues, ruining streetscapes, and generally destroying character, charisma, and anything remotely organic that springs up in our town. I could begin a list, but that would be a pretty depressing way to start the day. Hands off Brodburger!

jase! 10:42 pm 17 Dec 09

I emailed a pic with the sign thats on the caravan, hopefully it will get added to this post sooner or later

emd 9:16 pm 17 Dec 09

Was there any reason given for why they’ve been asked to move on?

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