Grill’d was born with love in Hawthorn in 2004 and today, Grill’d Healthy Burgers operates out of 124 locations nationally. I guess you could say Hawthorn holds a special place in Grill'd history.
We're now stoked to announce that, after a few months of closure, Grill’d Hawthorn is now back and better than ever. To celebrate this Mighty news we’re taking you, our loyal customers, on a trip down memory lane.
In 2004, after Grill’d first opened it was described as
“A Melbourne eatery where the burgers aren't touted as gourmet but quality, fresh.”- Inside Business, ABC
“I was completely fearful about establishing a food business because that’s not my background or my experience”- Simon Crowe 2008
Looking back on Grill’d Hawthorn’s history we asked Shane Pigdon, our Supply Chain Quality Manager to reflect on his time as one of the first Grill’d Team Members.
“When Grill’d launched in Hawthorn in 2004, Glenferrie Road was only an emerging food precinct – in fact, Liddiard Street was almost the last stop before the “dead end” of the strip. Glenferrie Road may have evolved, and so too Grill’d, but our Hawthorn restaurant still remains pivotal to what this brand stands for – its people, and a connection with the local community. Many of my fondest memories, and closest friendships, were forged at Grill’d Hawthorn, and I think it will always carry a sense of nostalgia for many of us. I look forward to seeing 754 Glenferrie back up and running and bumping into a few friendly faces for a burger and beer.”- Shane, 2016.
Now in 2016, Grill’d Hawthorn is open and ready to make burgers with nothing but love for the locals under the guidance of Restaurant Manager Tim Hale.
“It’s a huge honour to bring the original Grill’d back to the community. It’s a beautiful new restaurant and an excited new team. I can’t wait to be back!”- Tim, 2016