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Sausage Sizzles Are Set to Return to Bunnings Stores Across Australia This July

After four long months, the weekend ritual returns.
By Samantha Teague
July 09, 2020
By Samantha Teague
July 09, 2020

It's a tradition well-known to many Australians: wake up on the weekend, make a beeline for your closest Bunnings, down a snag in bread. It's also a tradition that's been around since the 90s, and one we've been missing for four very, very long months since Bunnings postponed its sausage sizzles back in mid-March because of rising concerns around COVID-19.

In good news for many (except for Victorians, sorry Victoria), the weekend ritual is about to make its long-awaited return this month. First relaunching in Tasmania and the NT this weekend, Saturday, July 11, at select stores, the charity sizzles are then set to roll out across Queensland, NSW, the ACT, SA and WA towards the end of this month.

In a statement released by the Australian hardware chain, the company confirmed the sausage sizzles' return and acknowledged their importance as a fundraising tool for many Aussie charities. "We know our customers have missed being able to show their support for local community groups by stopping by the sausage sizzle and we know the important fundraising role they play for thousands of community groups across Australia," Bunnings' Chief Operating Office Deb Poole said in a statement. "So, we're really excited to be starting the process of bringing them back in places where restrictions have eased."

Each year around 40,000 sausage sizzles are hosted at Bunnings stores, help raising much-needed funds for local charity groups and sporting teams.

When the sausage sizzles do return, there will be social distancing and hygiene measures in place — measures we're all very used to at this point — including spaced queues, increased cleaning and separate ordering and pick-up points.

Bunnings sausage sizzles are set to return in NSW, Queensland, SA, WA and the ACT later this month. We'll let you know when exact dates are announced.

Published on July 09, 2020 by Samantha Teague
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