Busy nights for Buzz Superfood Bar owner
WHEN he's not fighting fires Chris Beasley is either working out in the gym, hanging out with his one-year-old son or slamming back cold-pressed juices.
The 31-year-old used to play Super League in the UK and has been working as a firefighter in Gladstone for four years.
But this year he has taken on a new challenge and opened his own business.
It's a bar but you won't find his staff pouring any beers.
Buzz Superfood Bar opened on Monday in Toolooa St and Mr Beasley hasn't had a decent night's sleep since.
Instead he's been up making cold-pressed juice.
"When you heat fruit up it actually loses some of its nutrients," Mr Beasley said.
"With cold-pressed it's a slower process but you keep more nutrients.
"I've been spending four hours every night making 45 to 50 juices for the next day's trading.
"I am definitely tired."
He first saw the cold-pressed juices in Hawaii and, after moving to Gladstone from Rockhampton, recognised a gap in the market.
"I go to the gym five or six days a week," Mr Beasley said.
"I wanted a treat, like a protein or whole fruit smoothie, but I couldn't find anywhere that sold them.
He said the idea that had been "knocking around" in his head for a while has this week finally become reality.
"We've had a really good response from the community. It gets busier every day."