Grand Central has announced five new food retailers to join the centre’s $500 million redevelopment, set to open 29 March, 2017. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with the latest additions, including Guzman Y Gomez, Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co., Schnitz, Sushi Sushi, and Rozzi’s Italian Canteen.

Grand Central Centre Manager Shaine Bereridge says, “We’re excited to welcome such a great variety of food retailers to Grand Central – big names in the food industry and up-and-coming retailers looking to make their mark in the Toowoomba market. This expanding dining offer will reinforce Grand Central’s status as a thriving urban urban hun where members of the community can enjoy flavours of the world in one location.”

It will be Mexican fast food giant Guzman Y Gomez’s second Toowoomba store, while Schnitz, the Australian fracnchise striving to bring to culinary tradition of the schnitzel to modern-day tastebuds, and Australia’s largest independent sushi franchise,

Sushi Sushi, will be making their debut arrival to the region.

“Sushi Sushi is proud to announce the opening of a new store at Grand Central in 2017. We are certain Toowoomba will fall in love with our passion and dedication to delivering Australia’s freshest sushi,” states General Manager, Franchise Sales and Marketing, Gavin Meadows.

Noosa’s flagship burger joint Betty’s Burger and Concrete Co. will be celebrating the opening of its fifth venue in Australia at Grand Central. According to Nik Rollinson, Director of Operations, this is a huge achievement, and the team are excited to be apart of the new redevelopment.

Rozzi’s Italian Canteen will open as an addition to the Retail Galleria.

“Rozzi’s will become the new local for first date dinners, Sunday lunches with friends, or a relaxing coffee break in between shopping,” says Queensland Master Franchisee, Lawrence Jayaraj.

“We look forward to making many great memories wit our new toowoomba family and serving up simple, great-tasting Italian food.”

In addition to the array of food retailers, phase two will see big names in Australian retail in one location for the first time in Toowoomba’s history when Kmart, Big W and Woolworths all join the centre.

Centre Manager, Shaine Beveridge, said “We’re proud to be delivering this next stage in Grand Central’s transformation”

More that 100 specialty retailers are also slated to open this year, including fast and fresh food, outlets and convenience-based retailers.

“We are creating a vibrant destination and urban hub that befits our flourishing community, now and into the future,” said Mr Beveridge.