Just when you thought Melbourne's burger scene had reached saturation point, another joint announces its opening. But, hey, when they're launching with free burgers we're not complaining. The latest burger stop to descend on the city is The Pickle & The Patty, which has just launched in Ascot Vale.
To celebrate, the sparkling new burger joint is giving away 200 burgers this Saturday. The deal is limited to one Pickle Classic Burger per person, but if you miss out you'll be able to grab one for a only a fiver for the rest of the day. Plus, you'll be able to grab a $5 pot of Furphy all day, too — from The Ascot Lot next door.
The Pickle & The Patty is the first bricks-and-mortar store from the owners of Dr Sous food truck, chefs Lyndal Keys and Laura Attard. The duo is now serving up burgers made with free-range Gippsland beef, house-made condiments and, of course, pickles.
But, the most exciting news is this: there will also be free burgers for your pup. Yep, good dogs will finally get to dig into burgs alongside their owners, courtesy of The Canine Wellness Kitchen. There's no word on how many canine-friendly burgers will be available, but we suggest four-legged burger fans head in earlier rather than later.
Food rescue charity OzHarvest will also be there collecting donations on the day, so any coin you save on burgers you can give to a good cause.
The Pickle & The Patty Free Burger Day runs from 1pm on Saturday, August 4.