UP to 50 jobs will be created when a hamburger restaurant opens on one of Albury's prominent retail corners.
Grill'd is predicted to start trading next April, in time for Easter, on the corner of Dean and David streets next to Regent Cinemas.
The burger chain began in Melbourne in 2004 and now has more than 130 stores, with a Wagga one opening in 2017.
Kade and Carly Brown, who operate Albury's Adrenaline gym, are the Border franchisees.
"We've been fans of Grill'd ever since we visited a restaurant in Melbourne in 2008 and we've always had a vision of bringing Grill'd to Albury," Mr Brown said.
"Now the moons have all aligned and we've found the right property."
The site was home to La Porchetta for many years before another Italian-influenced restaurant Amici on Dean traded at the site prior to closing earlier this year.
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The Browns are keen to enliven the site and want outdoor dining along David Street as well as Dean Street.
"This place should be a mecca and that's what Grill'd is going to do," Mr Brown said.
"I'm looking forward to bringing a family restaurant to this corner with a good vibe and with what they've done next door (with the cinema upgrade) it works hand in hand."
The inside of the premises will be gutted and reconfigured with work anticipated to begin in January.
"We're looking for an opening date just before Easter, around the first week of April is what we'll be aiming for," Mr Brown said.
An estimated 40 to 50 workers will be employed at the eatery which is expected to cater to 200 diners and open 10am to 10pm seven days a week.
The Browns will continue to oversee their fitness business.
"We've put a manager in place at the gym so he can run it day to day and I'll be coming in from time to time, but Kade will be solely with Grill'd," Mrs Brown said.
As part of his induction to the business, Mr Brown will visit Grill'd headquarters in Melbourne and restaurants across Canberra, Newcastle and Ballarat.
A key aspect of Grill'd embedding itself in new locations is its charity program Local Matters.
It involves patrons putting a bottle top in one of three cannisters each representing a community group.
At the end of each month, $300 is presented to the most popular pick and $100 each goes to the other two.
A new trio of organisations will be selected each month.
In the 10 years it has operated, $6 million has been donated by Grill'd with more than $70,000 each month.
Rural outreach counselling and an Aboriginal women's group have been among Wagga beneficiaries.
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