The Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Returns!

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While we’ve had to endure countless closures during COVID-19 crisis, one of the hardest for Aussies to swallow has been the Saturday morning sausage sanga at your local Bunnings! The beloved community tradition was an early casualty of the pandemic as the iconic DIY retailer worked to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

While we could still get our paint samples and toilet seats, it just wasn’t the same without our on-the-go breaky, all the while helping out a local community charity. But as restrictions start to ease in most areas across the nation, Bunnings is lighting up the barbies and serving up the snags again!

Thankfully, after an almost four-month-long hiatus, the weekend favourite is due to make a staggered return across the country this month. Tasmania and the Northern Territory will have already got their fix at selected locations last weekend, and other states are expected to make a come back toward the end of July, pending government advice on each state. Unfortunately, Victoria has not made the cut as they have gone back into lockdown.

There will see some changes to traditional processes, including a new layout that promotes physical distancing and increased personal hygiene processes, to keep the community safe.

“We’ve spent the past few months consulting with community groups, governments and health authorities on how we can bring back our sausage sizzles safely for our customers and community groups.” Bunnings Chief Operating Officer, Deb Poole,  said in a statement, "We will use this experience and community feedback from NT and Tasmania to further refine our approach ahead of re-introducing the sausage sizzle to other states.”

Bunnings host around 40,000 sausage sizzles a year raising money for local community and sporting groups, which makes these classic creations taste extra delicious!

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