There are a number of American-style restaurants which have sprung up over recent years in the eastern suburbs of Logan.

But a restaurant which is soon to celebrate its first birthday, has cornered the Browns Plains market with burgers and ribs that will make any mouth water.

From the get-go, Big Buns Burgers Ribs and Shakes on Grand Plaza Drive is a feast for the eyes.

“I like big buns, I can’t lie,” says a neon sign on the wall.

Modern decor makes diners feel they’re in a special place, either in one of the clean booths with industrial-style lighting hanging from the ceiling, or a table under the garden hanging from the wall.

Even though its not table service, the crew behind the counter will give a huge welcome and point you to a table.

And then comes the food.

Food here is all halal, which means there’s no pork on the menu. The breakfast burger has bacon-like beef strips, as do some of the burgers.

A special mention to the crew for developing a menu that not only provides vegetarian and vegan options, but does so in a way that non-vegetarians feel like ordering it.

There’s a pulled jackfruit burger with pickled cabbage, Swiss cheese, pickles and Texan barbecue sauce; a “vege paradise” burger with a plant based patty that is delightful with pineapple, beetroot and liquid cheese; and a vege favourite halloumi burger with smashed avocado, pickled onion and roasted capsicum relish.

Over 12 months, the vegetarian menu has changed considerably, so it seems the team has modified their offering to ensure they’re getting it right.

Beef and lamb ribs are the deluxe item on the menu at around $40 for a half rack.

Burgers range from $15-$20 and come with a drink and freshly-cut fries for an extra $6.

The prettiest item on the menu however, is the loaded shake. It comes in a variety of flavours and is served up in a glass decorated with the ingredients of the drink.

It’s like the rim of a fancy cocktail on steroids. Think “5cm of nuts on the outside of your glass stuck to chocolate” and a tower of cream swirled above it.

Sure, it’s $11 a glass, but it’s worth the picture alone.

And anyone with a sweet tooth will find it tough to go past the sundaes.

As far as burger joints go, the team here has invested their heart and soul into the concept, and it seems to be paying off in spades.

If you’re popping in, remember to wish them happy first birthday.

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