A development application was recently lodged with Council to revamp the foodie corner on Sandgate and Zillmere Roads in Boondall into the Mexican fast-food restaurant, Guzman Y Gomez.
The new eatery will take over the former location of the Turkish family restaurant and shisha bar, Sultans, which closed in October 2020 after 15 years in the business. Pre-social media age, the said corner was also the site of another family restaurant called Bernie’s.
The restaurant will join other eateries such as Hungry Jacks, Noodlebox, Zarraffa’s Coffe at the Boondall Convenience Centre.
Guzman Y Gomez plans to build an indoor and outdoor dining space with a drive-thru section and an 11-car parking area, including one PWD space. The proposal indicated that the restaurant will be a 24/7 diner.
The developers said that whilst the building will undergo a redesign, its core structures will remain. The emphasis, however, will be given to the drive-thru facility as patrons in suburban Brisbane are more inclined to use this pick-up service, especially during the pandemic.
The development application (DA A005647805) was submitted in January 2021. Council has yet to decide if it’s approved or will need further revisions.
Guzman Y Gomez was founded 15 years ago and has over 135 franchise operations across Australia. It has outlets in Singapore, Tokyo and Illinois as well.