LOVE YOUR LOCAL: MILKY LANE

Tell us a bit about your restaurant:
Milky Lane was founded 4 years ago at Bondi Beach with the goal to create a burger restaurant with a difference. At Milky Lane, we pride ourselves on creating experiences and bottling magic. This is broken down into several key areas. Our food, cocktails, specials (which set the internet alight), the customer service, hip hop music (both new and old) and the graffiti murals on the wall. 

We knew that we had to combine all these things together to be seen and heard in an industry that is full of amazing burger bars and shops. Milky Lane is a place where EVERYONE is welcome and we go above and beyond to give our guests a utopia to escape their worries, somewhere to indulge in savoury and sweet treats and a place where they can feel at home. 

What is your position at Milky Lane and how big is your team? 
My name is Andrew Scerri and I am a General Manager with Milky Lane. We currently have 14 employees enrolled on our books at Milky Lane Gasworks and we are looking to increase this number to cope with the high demand for our brand. We are always looking to train and develop team members with the intention of creating more opportunities for them down the track.

What is the most popular burger on the menu right now?
Milky Lane offers mouth-watering burgers, sides, cocktails and desserts, but the Most Popular Burger has to be the Kevin Bacon with a delicious (added) Mac & Cheese Pattie. With two perfectly cooked patties, American cheddar cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, truffle aioli and more, this burger is BIG and not for the faint hearted. All our customers come here for our over the top experience and Insta-worthy food and drinks and this burger does not disappoint.

What is your favourite menu item and why? 
The Loaded Fries is by far the most popular side we have to offer and is shared all over social media every time. The flavour profile of the secret recipe Milky Lane sauce, the crispy bacon bits, crunchy fries and stacks of shredded Mexican cheese makes this a winner and my favourite product on the menu. 
What is the most unusual or funny request you have had from a customer? 
We recently had someone ask is if they could host their wedding reception at Milky Lane which was something new for us. We are working with them at the moment to make it happen!!! Aside from this, we encourage crazy requests and for people to let their imagination run wild. 

What is the best part about your job? 
The best part of my job is that I get to see the excitement that our guests have whilst dining in the venue. Mobile phones are always out with cameras ready to shoot our fun creations and the smiles fill the venue from front to back. Being able to share this joy with our guests is an amazing and indescribable feeling. 
When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?  
I am a very big soccer fan, I follow the English premier league so my free time is normally up in the early hours of the night. I love to spend quality time with my wife and kids, who are very supportive of the long hours I put in at work. 
 
What makes Gasworks Plaza a great part of the community?
Gasworks Plaza is the ideal location for people to get everything they need, it’s like a one stop shop. The surroundings are very well taken care of and the park provides the perfect setting to make one feel they aren’t in a CBD.

Interview with Andrew Scerri, General Manager of Milky Lane, Gasworks Plaza. 

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