Rolling waitresses prove hit for new Phatburgers store

Waitresses (from left) Esther Steffens and Rachel Bailey serve an in-car burger to Richard May-Steers. Phatburgers’ new 221 Ruthven St store offers roller-skate service during the day on Wednesdays and day-and-night on Thursdays and Fridays.
Waitresses (from left) Esther Steffens and Rachel Bailey serve an in-car burger to Richard May-Steers. Phatburgers’ new 221 Ruthven St store offers roller-skate service during the day on Wednesdays and day-and-night on Thursdays and Fridays. Nev Madsen

TOOWOOMBA restaurant Phatburgers is taking diners back to the 1950s with in-car service by waitresses on roller skates.

The venture has proved very popular at the business's new Phatburgers North store.

"We're in the world of burgers and there was a bit of nostalgia involved - we just thought it would be fun," co-owner Richard May-Steers said.

"It's taking people a while to comprehend that there is in-car service.

"They just have to sit there, wind down the window and graze at their leisure."

The wheel-bound waitresses have been sourced from roller derby team Toowoomba City Rollers.

"Obviously, safety is an issue . . . they're very capable skaters," Mr May-Steers said.



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