The iconic fast food chain Burger Head in Sydney has shut its doors.
The owners shared an emotional video on Monday of themselves turning off the lights at their Penrith restaurant one last time, marking the “end” of an era.
They said, “That’s it for now.”
The Penrith Burger Head store was opened by the friends of Burger Head founders Joshua Deluca, Timothy Rosenstrauss, and Richard Borg in 2017.
In just over seven years, they expanded to Blacktown and Botany. However, financial problems arose during the rapid expansion after Covid.
After closing their Blacktown, Casula, and Penrith locations on Saturday, Botany and Penrith restaurants turned their last patties on Sunday.
Last month, Tim and Josh wrote on Instagram: “And just as quickly, all good things come to an ending.”
The past seven years were a journey full of ups, downs, and everything in between. Unfortunately, we have decided to put away the apron.
Burger Head will continue to run food trucks in “major pivots” while the restaurants close.
On Monday, owners posted a photo on Instagram of a food truck that was boarded up, calling it “day one for Burger Head, just the trucks.”
They said, “The side of the M4 taped the door closed because the latch broke.”
“Thanks for the good news, mate!”
Owners have maintained a positive attitude while also being open about the difficult times that many small businesses are facing and the struggles of the hospitality industry.
However, they have insisted that “this ain’t Burger Head’s end”.
On social media, they wrote: “We have been deeply touched by everyone’s support.”
Burger Head is now exclusively available at food truck catering events.
They said that you could book the truck for anything from the Melbourne F1 to a 21st birthday party at home or even a corporate event.
The owners will wait a long time before they consider opening another Burger Head physical restaurant. Image: Instagram
Burger Head revealed that they would also be exploring the possibility of bringing back burger packs, barbecue packs, and limited drops, as well as supplying burger components to other venues, including their own BH Sauce.
The boys “never say no” to another physical restaurant.
They said, “But it hasn’t been on our radar for a very long time.”
“We are happy with our trucks for now!”