KEEPING TRUCKING: Charlene Rogers and Sharee Chown from Chinchilla's, Sharpy's Cafe, are excited to announce the iconic cafe is back in action with the same menu favourites Warrego Highway frequenters know and love.
KEEPING TRUCKING: Charlene Rogers and Sharee Chown from Chinchilla's, Sharpy's Cafe, are excited to announce the iconic cafe is back in action with the same menu favourites Warrego Highway frequenters know and love. Kate McCormack

Beloved burger joint is here to stay

DESPITE losing owner and matriarch, Glenda Sharpe in May, Chinchilla's favourite truck stop has reopened and is ready for business with a new owner eager to keep Glenda's spirit and country hospitality alive and well.

Truckers and locals will be glad to hear the brief closure of Sharpy's has come to an end with new owner, Charlene Rogers buying the business from Glenda's children.

Ms Rogers reopened on Monday last week with the cafe's regular hours resuming, much to the delight of burger connoisseurs everywhere.

Ms Rogers said the Sharpy's community were all rocked by Glenda's passing but she knew the cafe meant a great deal to Chinchilla residents and was keen to see it's legacy continue.

"Everyone loved Glenda and the food here at Sharpy's,” she said.

"You know you're going to get a great home-cooked feed when you come here and that's exactly how I intend to keep it trucking along.

"We're still going to be running our wood-fired pizza nights on Fridays and Saturdays and the menu is going to stay pretty much how Glenda had it.”

Ms Rogers worked alongside Glenda and discussed the future of the cafe a number of times before her passing.

"I like to run all major decisions past Glenda's children before making any changes to see what they think first. I try to think to myself, 'How would Glenda have done this? What would she have done?'”.

"I want to keep things as close to her vision as possible.

"I think that's why people came to love this place so much, she knew how to make you feel at home. That's what you want when you're travelling or eating out, a good meal and a friendly face. Glenda made sure everyone left full and happy.”

Famous among Warrego Hwy travellers for their mouth-watering burgers, Ms Rogers said she has a brand new "Oversize-Load” creation coming soon.

"It's going to be every truckies dream!”


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