One of Shannon Bennett's favourite memories growing up was the weekend ritual of his Dad, Benny Bennett, throwing a few burgers on the barbie. This may come as a surprise to those who know Benny, whose culinary claim to fame is blowing up a Christmas turkey and liking his toast 'well done': black on both sides and in the middle. Learn more
The man and story behind the burger
One of Shannon Bennett's favourite memories growing up was the weekend ritual of his Dad, Benny Bennett, throwing a few burgers on the barbie. This may come as a surprise to those who know Benny, whose culinary claim to fame is blowing up a Christmas turkey and liking his toast 'well done': black on both sides and in the middle. It was only years later when Shannon revisited this ritual with his own family, that he discovered just how good those burgers were, sourced from the local butcher long before 'organic' and 'locavore' became buzz words, full of ripe salad vegies, fresh from the gardens, nestled within home made buns.
Shannon delights in the incredible produce available right on our doorstep, but is dismayed by the poor quality cuisine peddled by fast food franchises currently strangling the market. Seeing too many outlets disrespecting the provenence of their product, the impact of their practises on the planet, and the health of their customers, Shannon was inspired to launch Benny Burger.
Benny Burger is all organic, all sustainable, all ethical, and always downright delicious. If you want to savour a real french fry made of just potato, oil, and salt, not the 19 secret ingredients found on your average fast food chip, come to Benny Burger. If you want convenience, but won't compromise the environment, come to Benny Burger. If you want to know exactly where what you put in your mouth has come from, come to Benny Burger, named to honour the man who showed Shannon just how good a burger could be.
Benny is the salt of the earth.
Spends more time in his garden and his garage than he does with his wife. Give him a seed and he will make it grow, but ask him to cook it, and he will have no idea.
A man of few words, but his actions speak loud. Thinks Twitter is for the birds, Instagram is a form of measurement, and Tinder is what you use to start up a fire.
A jack of all trades, master of his remote control, he likes old spaghetti westerns and docos on politics. He likes a good book on steamships, is an active member of the steam engine appreciation society, but Only lets off steam by composting the vegie patch, or talking it over with his favourite Eliza Brown Chicken.
Slow to anger but quick to smile, is at home in his overalls, never a three-piece suit. He loves his home-made pizza oven, if only to look at, but helms his Barbecue like a captain his ship. Whomever he meets, be they high or low, Benny treats them like on old friend, or a new friend soon to be made.
He has more respect for his local butcher that he does the prime minister, and his legacy is his Benny Burger: always burnt, always brilliant, beloved by any kid, big or small, because it's made by Benny, on Benny's barbecue, in Benny's backyard. It might be charred to buggery, but it's a 'Benny Burger', and THAT is recommendation enough.
Few fast food restaurants gives a sh*t about sustainability, and that rubs us up the wrong way. Apologies for swearing, don’t tell mum. But before the world crumbles into an apocalyptic ball of fire, we thought it’d be a good idea to stop this ‘sorry not sorry’ attitude that is destroying the environment. Humans have been exceeding Earth’s available natural resources since the 1970’s. That’s everything from fossil fuels to water and fish. Of course, making the world more sustainable doesn't happen over night, but it can start with Benny Burger.
Our changes are small and basic, yet they make a huge impact. Look at Gembrook Farm in Victoria, Arcadian in Queensland, Timboon in South West Victoria and the coast alongside Weipa - they’re the only places we source our ingredients. That means less transportation fuels, a smaller depletion of natural resources and a stronger ecological balance. By choosing Benny Burger you are making a conscious effort to help the environment. Oh, you’re off for a Big Mac instead? #ByeFelicia.
‘We are super down with ethics’. That was original idea number one when the Benny Burger team were attempting to create their show-stopping motto. ‘Do you even care about ethics?’ was idea two, following an intense five hour brainstorm. Retreating back to the drawing board, it was settled. Above all, we wanted one defining characteristic to separate us from the rest. So, meet #TheEthicalBurger. Catchy, right?
Sixty-four percent of consumers believe restaurants are not doing enough to tackle the social and environmental impact of their decisions - well, derr. The food industry is facing a colossal rebuild as the importance of ethical practice finally takes centre stage. For Benny Burger, its been a long journey to find the right suppliers, but we are proud to say that every step in the production of our burgers is met with the highest ethical standards. We believe that our dedication to the best animal welfare and quality control standards will prove their worth when you sit down for your very first bite. Who want’s a Benny Burger then?
Although any Old McDonald can have a farm, running a streamlined, organic business with high animal welfare standards is a very different story.
At Benny Burger, our menu boasts Blackmore’s Wagyu, Arcadian Beef from Queensland, Goulburn Valley Eggs, finest fresh fish from the pure water of North Queensland and NT, Gembrook spuds and cheese from Timboon, Vic.
Our family of farmers might be the underdogs, but their produce is best, bar none.
Eat Benny Burger; for all the fun and flavour of fast food without compromising your health, your country, or your planet. #ThatsOurOath
Mr BurnsThe original
Cheesy BurnsLike the Burns, but cheesy
The High VisCan't miss this one
No Apologies Double CheeseburgerBecause everything is better in twos
The ChangChow down on The Chang
The MunchkinA little one for the little ones
Mark’s BurgerOur mate Mark catches all our fish ... on a line. No Jokes
Cluck OffWith a cluck, cluck here and a cluck, cluck there...
The Yoga BurgerAdd a little Namaste to your day
Mr Potato HeadPotato cake in a bun? Don't get much Aussier than that
The ApprenticeFor those in training
The TradieThe seasoned connoisseur
The High Vis
No Apologies Double Cheeseburger
The Yoga Burger
Mr Potato Head
The seasoned connoisseur
Organic beef pattie, bacon, a fried free range egg, cheese and BBQ sauce in a toasted handmade bun
Go hard or go home. The Tradie’s a bit like a hangover cure in a bun. Sizzling with organic meat, a perfectly fried egg and oozing with cheese and BBQ sauce. Order now and thank us later.
Organic beef, bacon, fried egg, local cheese, BBQ sauce, mayo
For those in training
Bacon and a fried free range egg in a toasted handmade bun
It doesn’t matter the time of day, nothing goes down as easy as crispy fried bacon and egg in a toasted bun.
Fried egg, bacon, organic ketchup, mayo
Mr Potato Head
Potato cake in a bun? Don't get much Aussier than that
Hand-dipped and golden fried potato cake, cheese, coleslaw and chipotle moyoin a toasted handmade bun
You can’t get anymore Aussie than a potato cake in a bun. Friday night fish and chips were made for this, only now that you’re a grown up, you can eat them whatever day of the week you like.
Hand dipped potato cake, coleslaw, chipotle mayo, local cheese, organic lettuce, beetroot relish
The Yoga Burger
Add a little Namaste to your day
Beetroot and chickpea pattie, cheese, organic lettuce and beetroot relish in a toasted handmade bun
Who said burgers had to be unhealthy? With a beetroot and chickpea pattie and all organic toppings, everything about the Yoga will leave you feeling totally Zen. Namaste.
Beetroot & chickpea, local cheese, coleslaw, beetroot relish, pickled onion, pickles, chipotle mayo
With a cluck, cluck here and a cluck, cluck there...
Deep-fried free range chicken fillet with bacon, organic cheese, lettuce and tomato in a toasted handmade bun
Golden fried chicken thigh layered with sizzling bacon, our biodynamic cheese and organic lettuce and tomato, it’s hard to beat the beef, but man the Cluck Off might just take the buck.
Free range chicken fillet, bacon, local cheese, organic lettuce, organic tomato, mayo
Our mate Mark catches all our fish ... on a line. No Jokes
Line caught barramundi and ling pattie with organic lettuce and tartare sauce in a toasted handmade bun
Long-time fisherman, Mark Eather, founded his method of humane, line-caught fishing, after a chance encounter with a Japanese fisherman who was devastated at how Australian’s typically treat their fish. All ethically and sustainably caught, Mark’s fish tastes good in your mouth, as well as in your heart.
Line caught barramundi and ling, organic lettuce, pickled onions, mayo
A little one for the little ones
Organic beef pattie in a handmade bun plus small fries and soda
The munchkins pleading for a McCrappy Meal? Well, with a tasty, organic hamburger accompanied by a small drink and fries, The Munchkin is Benny’s guilt free alternative.
Organic beef, organic ketchup
Chow down on The Chang
Blackmore’s Wagyu pattie, cheese, pickled beetroot relish, fried egg and handmade bun
Named in honour of international chef David Chang who publicly slammed Australian burgers. Said David, “You know who f—- up burgers more than anyone else in the world? Australians. Australia has no idea what a burger is. They put a fried egg on their burger. They put canned beetroot on it, like a wedge of it. I am not joking you. This is how they eat their burger.”
Blackmore’s Wagyu beef, fried egg, local cheese, organic coral lettuce, organic tomato, pickled onion, pickles, beetroot relish, organic ketchup, mustard, mayo
No Apologies Double Cheeseburger
Because everything is better in twos
Double organic beef pattie, double cheese, organic onion in a handmade bun
Double or nothing, No Apologies Double Cheeseburger is a double attack of flavour for those days when you just need to be a bit ‘extra’.
2x organic beef, 2x local cheese, organic onion, pickles, organic ketchup, organic mustard, mayo
The High Vis
Can't miss this one
Organic beef pattie, sizzling bacon, cheese, with organic lettuce and onion in a handmade bun
A sizzling pattie topped with sizzling bacon and oozing cheese, you can’t miss the High Vis.
Organic beef, bacon, local cheese, organic lettuce, organic onion, pickles, organic ketchup, mustard, mayo
Like the Burns, but cheesy
Organic beef pattie, cheese, with organic lettuce, tomato and onion in a handmade bun
For those who still like to keep it simple, but like a bit of dairy in their bun the Cheesy Burns is Benny’s answer to the traditional cheeseburger
Organic beef, local cheese, organic lettuce, organic tomato, organic onion, pickles, organic ketchup, organic mustard, mayo
Organic beef pattie with organic lettuce, tomato and onion in a handmade bun
Our classic burger with a satirical nod to everyone’s favourite villain, ‘Mr Burns’. Nothing like the Simpsons’ “Mr Burns”, there’s no evil toxicities added to our Burns, or any of our burgers for that matter.
Organic beef, organic lettuce, organic tomato, organic onion, pickles, organic ketchup, mustard, mayo
Hand Dipped Potato Cake (no capitalisation please)
It's crazy to think, but some fast food fries contain not one, not two, hell not even 10, but up to 19 ingredients! At Benny’s, we might be a little old fashioned, but we think fries taste best with just three; potato, oil and salt. Nothing fancy, but full of flavour.
Regular - Salted
Good old fashioned potato, oil and salt
Firecracker Fries - Smokin' hot
Crunchy potatoes golden fried in oil with a spicy salt and our famous firecracker mayo
Cheese Fries - Saaaaa cheesy
Crunchy potatoes golden fried in oil with a cheesy sauce made from our locally sourced Benny Burger biodynamic cheese
HAND DIPPED POTATO CAKE
Potato Cakes - How they used to be
If you're old enough to remember what a real potato cake used to taste like, then you'll get just why a chunk of golden fried, real potato is something to write home about. If you've only ever sunk your teeth into the thin, processed potato most potato cakes now offer, then do yourself a favour and try it how us oldies used to eat them. There'll be no going back!
Vanilla, Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Strawberry
HEPBURN SPRINGS ORGANIC SODA
Cola, Lemonade, Lemon, Lime & Bitters, Orange
5 SENSES COFFEE
Coffee, Espresso, Iced Coffee, Affogato
STILL/SPARKLING MINERAL WATER
Bottomless cup or fill your own bottle
VUE PRESSED JUICE
Energy, Cleanse, Restore, Apple, Orange
TAP – BY THE GLASS
Old Mate Pale Ale 330ml
Mack Daddy Dark Ale 330ml
Love Tap Lager 330ml
Moo Brew Single Hop 440ml
BY THE GLASS
Kennedy Vineyard Shiraz 2015
San Pietro Pinot Noir 2015
Levantine Hills Rose 2016
Quartier Pinot Gris 2016
Who says you can’t make friends with salad? See our menu board in-store for daily options!
Chocolate Brownie Concrete - Everyone’s childhood favourite just got better
Chocolate organic custard. Chocolate brownie, chocolate mousse, chocolate sauce
Salted Caramel Tart Concrete - Everyone’s doing it
Vanilla organic custard, caramel slice, caramel sauce, crushed roasted nuts, vanilla mousse, caramel sauce
Lamington Concrete - A new take on an oldie
Vanilla organic custard, lamington, raspberry sauce, vanilla mousse, roasted coconut
Lemon Meringue Tart Concrete - When life gives you lemons …
Vanilla organic custard, lemon meringue tart, lemon sauce, vanilla mousse
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