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NOOSA LEGEND: Betty Wallace and her granddaughter Natalie Wallace in her burger van at Noosa Heads.
NOOSA LEGEND: Betty Wallace and her granddaughter Natalie Wallace in her burger van at Noosa Heads. File

YOU can take the burger out of Betty but you can't take the Betty out of the burger (or Noosa).

In what appears to be a strange quirk of fate, another Betty's Burger will soon be produced in Hastings St.

But it won't be named, made or associated with Noosa's iconic burger maker Betty Wallace.

The new burger eatery is named after Betty Anderson, the late grandmother of 35-year-old David Hales, an entrepreneurial Tasmanian who came to Noosa about a year ago and until now had never heard of the legendary Betty Wallace and her burgers.

Mr Hales operates half a dozen hospitality businesses including pizza and burger eateries, pubs, bars and restaurants in Tasmania.

Although he came to Noosa to slow down, after completing 12 months of home renovations and getting married, he couldn't resist the urge to start up a local business with what he calls a unique concept and what he thought was a unique name.

His soon-to-be-opened business, Betty's Burgers and Concrete Company, is a burger and a frozen custard ice-cream concept.

It will be dine in and take-away.

"It's simple, tasty and affordable," Mr Hales said.

The burgers will be based on memories of his grandmother's burgers.

"I have fond memories of her burgers and patties she used to cook on many family occasions," he said.

"She passed away last year at age 86 - she was a kind, generous and determined women who was great in the kitchen.''

So his grandmother Betty and her burgers were the only ones on his mind when he came up with the name.

"I have no association with Betty's Beach Burgers," Mr Hales said.

"I was only made aware of this coincidence and that it existed the other day by a friend," he said.

"From what I have learnt in the past week or so, if I can be even half as successful as Betty Wallace and her burgers were, I would be more than happy."

All renovations going well, Betty's Burgers and Concrete Company, located next door to Cafe Le Monde in Hastings St, will open in about six weeks.

 

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