Chargrill Charlie’s returns home to where it all began over 30 years ago having first opened on Sydney’s famous Coogee Beach.
The chicken hero goes back in time with 1989 prices, 80s merchandise and DJ.
Chargrill Charlie’s, Sydney’s family-run chicken institution, is returning home, to where it all began, with the launch of its new Coogee store on Saturday, 28 November. Having first opened on Coogee Beach 31 years ago, Chargrill Charlie’s is turning back the clock to 1989, with a series of fun and nostalgic launch initiatives to celebrate the year that started it all.
Over opening weekend – Saturday, 28 November and Sunday, 29th November – customers won’t have to spend big to get their chicken fix in Coogee. Charlie’s will be hitting rewind on the remote and turning back time for 48 hours only with their famous chicken menu returning to the store’s original prices from 1989. The throwback menu will include Chargrill Charlie’s Famous Extra Large Seasoned Chicken ($10.90), Half Seasoned Chicken ($5.90), Quarter Seasoned Chicken ($3.90) and delicious packs including a Half Chicken and Chips ($9.90) a Quarter Chicken and Chips ($5.90).
Dialling up the 80s vibes further, the store will also have its own DJ, mixing the best classic tunes from the decade, and will be giving away a host of 80s-inspired merch, including fluoro-printed tees, water bottles and signature Charlie’s caps.
Co-Owner Ryan Sher said: “I still remember the day my parents opened the doors to our first shop all those years ago, so it feels really special to open our new store in Coogee – it’s like we are coming home! We really wanted to tap into all those magical memories to launch the store, and celebrate the era that helped build Chargrill Charlie’s into what it is today”.
The new store is located on the bustling Coogee Bay Road, only a moment’s stroll from the beach – making it the perfect spot for a bite after a hot summer’s day. The space is fitted out in Chargrill Charlie’s trademark modern industrial decor – with a colour palette of burnt reds, yellows and oranges. At full capacity the store will be able to seat over 45 diners with banquet-style booths, however, this has currently been reduced in line with COVID safety restrictions.
In a first for Chargrill Charlie’s, the Coogee store will also introduce ‘The Salad Cube’ – a cubed transparent window allowing customers to watch staff prepare the daily fresh salads in a bespoke kitchen, lined with fresh produce from local farmers and markets.
Coogee will offer all of Chargrill Charlie’s signature dishes, including their hero chargrilled chicken, chicken schnitzels, seasonal salads, DIY dinner plates, crunchy hot chips, wedges, rolls and burgers, as well as classic desserts like their homemade apple pie.
Chargrill Charlie’s Coogee is the second of the three new stores opening in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs this year. Randwick opened in August and Bondi is set to open in December.
Chargrill Charlie’s now operates 16 stores across Sydney and Melbourne (Annandale, Camberwell, Coogee, Dee Why, Drummoyne, Frenchs Forest, Lane Cove, Mona Vale, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Randwick, Rose Bay, St Ives, Wahroonga, Willoughby and Woollahra).
Chargrill Charlie’s Coogee
Opens Saturday, 28 November
194–196 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW 2034