Bunnings Sausage Sizzles Set To Return Around The Country By The End Of July
Bunnings will be bringing back its famed sausage sizzles to stores around the country.
Western Australia was the first to have it confirmed, however people in the Northern Territory and Tasmania will actually be the first Aussies to sink their teeth into a succulent snag sandwich.
Barbeques in those two areas will fire up this weekend (July 11-12) and it's hoped everywhere else will get their sausage sizzles back by the end of this month.
Everywhere except Victoria.
Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic having a second wave in the southeastern state, authorities have deemed it unsafe to have people crowding around a BBQ waiting for a sauso roll.
Bunnings Chief Operating Officer, Deb Poole, said: "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.
"So, we're really excited to be starting the process of bringing them back in places where restrictions have eased.
"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.
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"The return will start off at selected stores in Tasmania and the Northern Territory this weekend where we will trial a new layout that promotes physical distancing and includes increased personal hygiene processes, above and beyond the normal processes.
"We are planning to have them back up and running in Queensland, NSW, the ACT, South Australia and WA towards the end of this month pending the latest government restrictions in each location.
"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.
"We'd like to thank our customers for how patient they have been over the past few months with all the additional measures we have in place across our stores.
"While we know they will be excited by this return, as are we, we'd just ask everyone to continue to be patient and respect the guidelines in place."
There will be rules regarding the post-pandemic sausage sizzles.
Anyone operating a sausage sizzle in the future will have to have separate ordering and pick-up points to allow for 1.5metres' physical distancing, an increased cleaning process and hygiene requirements, increased signage to guide customers, and additional team members rostered to encourage physical distancing.
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