Gregory Hills Milky Lane to be the biggest in Australia

Picture: Milky Lane - Facebook

Picture: Milky Lane - Facebook

Macarthur residents will soon be able to chow down on Milky Lane's famous burgers closer to home.

The iconic restaurant chain has announced that it will open a new location in Gregory Hills this year.

Milky Lane owner Christian Avant said the Gregory Hills restaurant would be the biggest one yet.

"It all started with constant demand for a Milky Lane in Macarthur - mostly from people living in Narellan," he said.

"We looked at Narellan Town Centre for a really long time... and then the developer of The Hub at Gregory Hills approached us a few months ago to offer us a space.

"And the more I thought about the more I saw that it had a lot of potential - it's across the road from Frango and XS Espresso.

"Our biggest restaurant currently is Parramatta which has about 200 seats but this restaurant will have 280 seats - so it's a massive footprint."

The burger chain is most known for it's mouth-watering menu including cocktails featuring iconic Australian lollies and drinks.

But Milky Lane is also well known for its murals and cool aesthetic.

Mr Avant said the Gregory Hills location will be the chain's 13th restaurant.

"Bondi was first and Parramatta was third - and this will be the 13th," he said.

"I think our Newcastle store has the most stand-out design with a giant LED jukebox and the murals we are well known for.

"We want to take the best parts of our Newcastle store and bring them to Gregory Hills.

"The outdoor terrace will also be a really cool place to enjoy a drink on a Saturday afternoon - there will be some trees and lots of greenery."

Milky Lane Gregory Hills is expected to open in mid-March 2021.

Mr Avant said he would be starting the hiring process for staff in the next few weeks.

He said all 30-50 staff would be locals.

"They know the area best so we will be hiring locally," he said.

Mr Avant encouraged people to visit the restaurant once its doors are open.

"We like to say that Milky Lane is an experience," he said.

"There are so many places that do amazing burgers or amazing cocktails or have an amazing atmosphere - we like to think that we bring all of that together in one place."

El Patron, Nuriyah and Co, Bella pizza and Dizys Café will join Milky Lane as The Hub's restaurant offerings.

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