It’s safe to say that you won’t need the kitchen sink if you are a local or staying at one of Burleigh Tourism’s awesome Burleigh Heads self-contained accommodation options, but anything else you may need or want is all there a short stroll away at Foodworks Burleigh Heads.
After moving from middle-management positions in hospitality, Manny and his wife Barb have spent the last three years creating a one-stop-shop perfect for locals and holiday-makers alike.
“We’ve lived near Burleigh for about 15 years now. So when we looked to move into the supermarket industry we concentrated on the southern end of the Gold Coast,” says Manny.
“Our first supermarket was in Miami, but when Burleigh Foodworks came up it was much bigger. I think Burleigh has such a terrific mix of family, locals and holiday-makers here for a great time, so we try to stock pretty much everything for everyone.”
And you can be sure that’s true. From a full-range of groceries down to beach hats and sunscreen, Foodworks Burleigh Heads has all bases covered.
“We really are a one-stop-shop,” says Manny. “The reason why I say this is we have the facility to sell lotto and we’re a fully licensed newsagency so anyone can come in and request any magazine from any country in the world for that matter and we can source it for them.
“Plus we have an amazing range of groceries, including fresh produce and meat we usually source from local producers.
“We’re also a full continental delicatessen with an entire range of gourmet products, but if you’re after a particular ham or chorizo or anything like that we’ll try and get if for you. It’s our specialty that we stock the best range of products we can in terms of the store and also cater for people looking for something specific. So, if someone comes along who is after a particular jam that no-one else stocks, particularly none of the big guys, we’ll try and find it through the independent contacts and suppliers we have.”
Got a sweet tooth?
“At times I think, Burleigh Heads Foodworks has more of an extensive confectionary range than some of the bigger supermarkets because we mix it up with American confectionary. We’ve obviously got the standard Australian lines and numerous kids’ products as well as health confectionary, such as energy bars and a sugar-free range.
But that doesn’t cover the kitchen sink….what else does Foodworks Burleigh Heads sell?
“We’ve also got knickknacks and a whole range of other goods. Frames for special events, such as christenings; jewellery; key rings, everything for beach goers. Boogie boards, beach hats, goggles, floating devices, kids shovels, spades, buckets, towels, flippers and thongs. You name it, we’ve got it!”