Free Treats, Chardon and Concert at Grand Opening of Westfield Chermside’s New Dining Precinct

There’s no stopping Westfield Chermside from becoming the biggest Westfield in all of Australia.

After the opening of Level 2 back in April, the shopping centre is pumped up for the grand opening of its dining precinct on Thursday, 22 June 2017. The grand opening will be a fun-filled event to celebrate the opening of what Westfield describes as a first-class dining experience.

Betty’s Burgers, 4Fingers Crispy Chicken and Bootlegger by top restaurateur Tom Chidiac are just some of the top dining retailers opening on Thursday, 22 June.

Betty’s Burgers is popular with its burgers as well as its Concretes. Opening at the dining precinct at Westfield Chermside. (Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook)


Zeus Street Greek is opening its second Queensland branch at Westfield Chermside. (Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook)

Also opening for the first time at the Chermside shopping centre are fashion and lifestyle stores such as Milk Bar Candle Co., TotalFusion and Sidestreet Boutique. Click here to see the complete list of restaurants and shops opening on 22 June.

Heaps of fun, great food and giveaways await shoppers going to the opening of the new dining precinct at Westfield Chermside.

Here are just some of the events happening on Opening Day.

  • The Urchin ribbon cutting. Join Elle Magazine Editor Justine Cullen host the opening of The Urchin. Shaped like a dome and resembling a sea urchin, The Urchin will be the centrepiece of dining precinct. There will be a smoking ceremony and dance performance by the Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers.
  • Concert at the Green. Starting 6:00 p.m., there will be a party under The Urchin to celebrate the opening of the dining precinct. Young Franco will entertain the crowd. A live light show will also be featured, plus free popcorn for everyone who will attend.
  • Chocolate treats. Get some complimentary chocolate treats from the centre’s ambassadors on Level 1 and Level 2. They’ll be giving away goodies from Thursday, 22 June up to Sunday, 25 June.
  • Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook

    David Jones Chardon Bar. David Jones will be offering a glass of Chardon to shoppers passing by their bubbles bar from Thursday, 22 June up to Sunday, 25 June. There is a limit of one glass per person, 18 years and above only.

  • Special ice cream flavour. Gelatissimo is celebrating its store opening in Chermside with a special ice cream flavour. They are also giving away a free scoop to the first 200 customers on opening day.
  • Pop up valet. Starting Thursday, 22 June, Westfield Chermside will offer pop up valet for $5. Take the car into Banfield St. and turn right at the lights. Valet service will be available from Thursday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., subject to weather.

The dining precinct boasts stunning architectural design and interiors sure to make every shopping experience at Westfield Chermside something to look forward to.

Get a preview of how the dining precinct will look like.

The Sporting Globe’s Chermside Success Spurs $10-M Investment in QLD

The Sporting Globe is preparing to invest $10 million into five new Queensland franchises of the hospitality brand, after the recent success of Western Chermside’s outlet. The sports bar and grill had a successful launch last February in Queensland and is doing very well at its impressive location.

James Sinclair, owner of the said business, shares: “On our third day we had the Super Bowl, and with very little publicity, we were fully booked out with over 400 people at 9 am on a Monday.’’ After spending over $2 million on The Sporting Globe Chermside, Mr. Sinclair is keen on securing more sites in South Brisbane and in the Gold Coast area.

The Sporting Globe in Australia

The hospitality chain was originally founded in Geelong, a city in Victoria. Founders James Sinclair and Brad Harris started the business in 2010. It experienced massive growth in a span of 12 months. Two new venues and annual earnings of $15-20 million were among its early achievements.

Its first Australian franchise opened in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond in 2014, the fourth company-owned venue, after Geelong, Moonee Ponds, and Fountain Gate.

A second franchise at Watergardens in Northern Melbourne opened last October. From then on, several new venues in Werribee and other nearby areas are being set for construction.

The Company’s Assets: Its People

James Sinclair opted for a franchise business, rather than a company-owned brand to be able to secure the company’s most important asset: its people. Motivating this group to do their job well is what the business values the most. Sinclair believes that this method will help build a strong business model, thus creating high-quality franchisees.

The Sporting Globe in Chermside currently employs 40 people. More job opportunities through five more establishments in Queensland are expected within the next three years. The sports bar and grill concept has filled a gap in the marketplace, given a strong Australian following of Australian and US sporting events.

Photo Credit: The Sporting Globe Chermside/Facebook