Happy Days Food Co: Fast-Food Fine Dining Eatery to Open in The Gap

“Fastfood” and “fine dining” might seem like two contradictory concepts but the owners of an Ashgrove degustation restaurant plans to open Happy Days Food Co in The Gap, which promises to bring the best of both worlds to the suburb.

Wine & Larder Bistro owners James Alcock and Stephanie Fausz hope to deliver a new approach to enjoying high-end food as a fast-food takeaway with Happy Days Food Co. The couple said that there’s nothing quite like their concept in The Gap and it was something they’ve wanted to do for people who enjoy really good food but do not have the time to cook.

Details to Happy Days Food Co’s big opening day are still under wraps but Wine & Larder Bistro teased the shop’s location on Facebook. The upcoming eatery will be at The Gap Village shopping centre on Waterworks Road. It will take over the site of a former fast-food chain, next to Harcourt Solutions. 

The takeaway shop will mostly serve Italian food fares as curated by chef Yngve Muldal. Similar to the bistro, customers can expect to order from a selection of luxe salads, different kinds of pasta and stone-baked pizza, as well as specials like braised beef or smoked duck. 

James and Stephanie relaunched Wine & Larder Bistro in Ashgrove in 2020, which was formerly the Local Larder & Wine Bar. The couple also expanded the next-door site into the wine shop, Arcade Wine. 

After establishing their Ashgrove businesses, the couple set out to explore another venture and came up with the fast-food fine dining concept. 

Happy Days Food Co’s price range will be affordable, ensuring the customers will return for more. The restaurant will partner will delivery services like Uber Eats, Door Dash and Deliveroo but customers may also choose to pick up their orders. 

Happy Days Food Co targets an April 2021 opening.