As coronavirus restrictions are slowly eased across Australia, tradies have called on Bunnings to let customers know when their famous sausage sizzles will return.
Bunnings stopped hosting their sausage sizzles as part of health measures to protect staff and customers during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gold Coast tradesman from iPlumb Solutions in Queensland said a sausage sandwich was an important part of their day.
But the hardware giant said sausage sizzles will remain suspended for the foreseeable future.
Bunnings stopped hosting their sausage sizzles as part of health measures to protect staff and customers during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic
‘The sausage sizzle is an integral community fundraiser and we know both our team and customers are eager to see it return,’ said Debbie Poole, Bunnings Chief Operating Officer.
‘Unfortunately, this and other in-store activities remain suspended while we focus on providing a safe environment in our stores during this time.’
Owner of iPlumb Solutions, Daniel Weuffen, said the sausage sizzle is an iconic part of the shopping experience at Bunnings.
‘It’s part of the trip to Bunnings, it goes hand-in-hand,’ Mr Weuffen told The Courier Mail.
‘You take your young fella there as well, it’s a tradition.’
Mr Weuffen detailed his go-to sausage sandwich and hoped he will be able to enjoy one soon.
‘I pick up a sausage in bread every time. I go the whole works and jerks – I like to be a rebel with the onion on top.’
Gold Coast tradesman and owner of iPlumb Solutions in Queensland, Daniel Weuffen (pictured) said a sausage sandwich was an important part of their day
Bunnings and other retailers may have avoided becoming coronavirus hotspots because they have followed strict social distancing and hygiene measures.
Alongside enforcing these measures, the layout of Bunnings provides significant space between customers which limits close interactions.
Bunnings said they have taken a ‘common-sense’ approach to find ways to adapt during the changing environment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘One initiative is the introduction of a contactless Drive and Collect service, which is available at 250 of our larger stores across Australia,’ the Bunnings spokesperson said.
‘We’ve also been encouraging customers to plan ahead for their visit and shop alone where possible.’
Bunning said they know sausage sizzles are ‘integral’ to the community but the hardware giant said they will remain suspended for the foreseeable future
Source: Daily Mail australia