Milky Lane ready to open Gregory Hills store

Get ready folks - cult favourite burger destination Milky Lane is almost ready to open in Macarthur.

The quirky burger joint first made a splash with the original store in Bondi, before growing to include a bunch of other locations across NSW, Queensland and the ACT.

Now, owner Christian Avant is opening the latest store in Gregory Hills - the first Milky Lane in the south-west.

"It's very exciting, this has been a long time coming for us in Gregory Hills," he said.

"We've been looking for the right site for about a year, so we're just going through the final stages of our staff training now.

"By the time we open they will have had two weeks of extensive training - on floor, kitchen and bar - to deliver the Milky Lane experience to the south-west."

Mr Avant said Milky Lane would open on Thursday, April 15 at midday, with about 35 local staff.

But if you haven't already booked yourself a place, you might need to wait before you try one of their trademark burgers and cocktails.

"We've already got more than 2500 people booked in for the first week," Mr Avant said.

"We're really excited to start serving people. That's the best part, seeing people finally able to enjoy the product."

With colourful murals, neon lights and a pop culture vibe, it's not hard to see why Milky Lane is so popular.

The Parramatta location is currently Milky Lane's biggest venue, but Mr Avant thinks that's about to change.

"We anticipate this will be our number one store in Australia," he said.

"Originally we were looking at Narellan, trying to get into Narellan Town Centre, but then this opportunity came up and we did some research into Gregory Hills and how fast it's growing.

"Obviously being from Bondi this isn't exactly our backyard, so when we looked into the area we really loved it. It's booming, and there's a lot of other great restaurants around too.

"We want to find our feet here and get this store open and move on from there."

He said there was a "100 per cent" chance he would explore further south-west Sydney locations if Gregory Hills proved to be the success he was anticipating.

Mr Avant said Milky Lane was so popular because it was an 'experience' not just a bite to eat.

"There's a lot of amazing places that do burgers, but this is an experience," he said.

"We have DJs every Friday and Saturday night, we have nostalgic drinks like the Bubble-O Bill cocktail and the Bueno cocktail. We cater for everyone."

Milky Lane is located at The Hub, 31 Lasso Road, Gregory Hills.

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