(Photo submitted by Karrie Hill/Graffiti by Nate "Nazo" Davis)

One of Victoria’s most popular food trucks is opening up a new permanent storefront location in Oak Bay next week.

Karrie Hill’s burgers-on-wheels joint, Deadbeetz, first made its way into Victoria’s food truck scene six years ago when they set up by the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.

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Now, the iconic beet-purple truck is a fixture behind the Royal BC Museum at their year long food truck festival alongside other rolling eateries like Rolling Reef, Puerto Vallarta Amigos and The Love Perogy.

Deadbeetz’s success allowed Hill to purchase a second food truck (of the same name and menu) two years ago that frequents farmers’ markets, festivals, and other events around town.

Now, they are just a week away from opening a brick and mortar location at 1950 Oak Bay Ave to serve as a permanent fixture operating in conjunction with the two food trucks.

it’s storefront sign day!!!! a can’t wait for the burger guy to be in the side circles.

Posted by Deadbeetz Food Truck on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Deadbeetz is, first and foremost, a burger joint with a beet theme. Their signature menu item is the “Beetrice” – a beet patty burger topped with house made pickled beets.

The new restaurant features an expanded menu (some of which will be available at their food trucks on a rolling basis), along with an epic logo mural painted by artist Nathan “Nazo” Davis.

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“I’ve been cooking my whole life, I’ve been in kitchens since I was 15. It was a way to sort of get out there and do my own thing with a food truck,” says Karrie Hill, when asked about her inspiration for the business.

“I wanted to have a unique selling point in Victoria. There were a lot of taco and poutine trucks, so we filled the void with a burger truck!”

The Deadbeetz restaurant is expected to be open to the public on Thursday, October 24th and Hill plans to do some giveaways and specials once it’s all set up.

Deadbeetz – restaurant

  • Hours: 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Unit D, 1950 Oak Bay Ave