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Shannon Bennett to open Benny Burger in Melbourne

Written by
Delima Shanti

Café Vue and Vue de Monde chef and restaurateur Shannon Bennett joins the line of big name chefs branching into low-cost food items by bringing his Benny Burger venture to Melbourne. Benny Burger launched at Sydney Airport earlier this year, and while we still have to wait until next year to get a bricks-and-mortar venue, we can get a rough idea of what to expect from the burger menu on UberEats, with whom Bennett has partnered up ahead of Benny Burger's launch.

Café Vue's UberEats burger menu include the Blackmore wagyu beef burger, a prawn burger with black brioche bun (pictured), and the six-hour braised beef short rib burger. Other Café Vue menu items include hot sandwiches, chef Raymond Capaldi's chicken curry pie, and fresh salads. 

Benny Burger will open three locations in Melbourne next year, with the first venue on Little Collins Street touted for December, followed by mid-2017 openings for the Swan Street, Richmond and Collins Street venues. Joining the likes of Neil Perry, George Calombaris and Shane Delia, whose popular 'fast food done well' ventures have taken off, Bennett's decision to diversify his restaurant portfolio to include burger joints is not too surprising. His Café Vue ventures hold prime positions in Melbourne at Heide Museum, Little Collins and Melbourne Airport. And when Benny Burger launches in Melbourne, we can see the low-cost, high volume (but high quality) business model being popular with burger lovers and fans of Bennett's other restaurants. 

In the mood for burgers? Here's a definitive list of the best burgers in Melbourne.

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