Look: Plans Revealed For Old-style American Diner In Chermside

A development application has been submitted, for a chain of ‘old-style American diners’ to open across Brisbane, with the first one slated to open in Chermside in May 2022, if approved.

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To be called ‘Slim’s Quality Burgers,’ the new diner will be serving burgers, hand-cut fries, and ice cream sundaes, promising a family-friendly venue with affordable and fresh products.


  • The new fast-food chain will be called Slim’s Quality Burgers
  • It will roll out in NSW first before launching in Brisbane next year

Despite a vibe reminiscent of a classic ‘50s American diner, each store will make use of the latest point-of-sale technology. Customers can use QR codes whilst ordering from their car and have their orders delivered to them.

Company director Nik Rollison, also one of the founders of Betty’s Burgers, revealed it will roll out in NSW first. In an Instagram post, Rollison shared Slim’s Quality Burgers will be launching in Marrickville in November 2021.

Proposed Plans

Plans (A005828219) submitted by the applicant to the Brisbane City Council revealed the development will be a food and drink outlet, in the form of a fast-food takeaway restaurant with a drive-through facility.

Designed by Landini Associates, the proposed development has been purposely designed to allow for nose-in parking of vehicles around the restaurant, in a manner reminiscent of an American diner.

The subject site currently has a detached dwelling at 8 Wallace St and a number of commercial uses including a florist, a bike sale and repair shop, a hairdresser, and an electronics store. All of these will be demolished to make way for the 203-sqm restaurant and its outdoor dining area.

Outdoor dining (Photo credit: https://developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au/

“The restaurant building will be centrally located on the site and oriented towards the Gympie Rd and Wallace St corner of the site. Access to the use will be maintained from both Wallace and Abarth Streets, with no direct access proposed from Gympie Rd,” notes Urban Strategies on a report prepared for the applicant.

The development’s primary parking area is located around the building whilst overflow parking ill be available in the southern lot accessed from Abarth St.

Aside from opening a location in Chermside, the applicant is also seeking to open venues at Garden City, Burleigh, and Slacks Creek.