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KFC is offering $1 Original Crispy Burgers via Menulog | Image: Supplied

Feel-Good Friday: 21 June 2024 – $1 KFC Burgers. That’s It.

Whether you are planning on hitting the running track, smashing a couple of cheeky beverages at the pub or settling into a good book, this weekend is ripe for the picking. The sun is out and the vibes are high, so take the option to indulge in a little rest and relaxation: after all, you’ve earned it. To lift your spirits and get the ball rolling, we’ve pulled together another collection of positive stories for our weekly Feel-Good Friday instalment. Get amongst it.

CSIRO's Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness | Image: Supplied
CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness | Image: Supplied

CSIRO Partners to Strengthen Regional Health

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has announced it will partner with governments across the Pacific and Southeast Asia to help them better prepare for, and respond to, disease outbreaks. According to CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Doug Hilton, the organisation will partner with nations including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, and Fiji to improve their ability to identify, track and react to health emergencies.

“Building stronger, more resilient health systems in the Pacific and Southeast Asia creates shared success, prosperity, stability and trust in science,” Dr Hilton said. “It protects human and animal health; ensures equitable and inclusive health outcomes; and strengthens regional economic security, productivity, trade, tourism and development.”

Under the agreements, CSIRO will offer access to its multidisciplinary expertise across animal and human health. This will also include access to its facilities, such as the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP), National Vaccine and Therapeutics Lab, and Australian e-Health Research Centre. The new partnerships are part of the Australian Government’s five-year $620 million Partnerships for a Healthy Region initiative, which is supporting partner nations to build resilient and equitable health systems.

KFC is offering $1 Original Crispy Burgers via Menulog | Image: Supplied
KFC is offering $1 Original Crispy Burgers via Menulog | Image: Supplied

KFC is Slinging $1 Original Crispy Burgers

Yes, you read that right. The Colonel has officially lost it, with KFC confirming it will be offering $1 Original Crispy Burgers via Menulog from this Friday through the weekend and again next weekend. Designed with the footy fan in mind, the new deal offers NRL and KFC fans $1 Original Crispy Burgers during halftime of R16 and R17 Games. All you have to do is jump on Menulog, add up to five Original Crispy Burgers to your cart, and enjoy a delicious feed.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Menulog to deliver Aussies the ultimate Halftime Crunch treat that matches the excitement on the field this NRL season,” Tami Cunningham, CMO at KFC Australia said. “KFC fans need to move fast and better not drop the ball on this one as this amazing offer is only available for two rounds of NRL, so be sure to get in while you can.”

The $1 Original Crispy Burger promotion will be available at halftime, during NRL matches across Round 16 on Friday 21 June through to Sunday 23 June and Round 17 on Thursday 27 June to​​ Sunday 30 June, nationwide via Menulog.

Domino's My Box | Image: Supplied
Domino’s My Box | Image: Supplied

Domino’s Ridiculous Meal Saver Turns One

I don’t normally celebrate the birthday of fast food menu items, but this one has specifically helped me get through the cost of living crisis, and apparently, I am not alone. Since it launched a year ago, over five million Aussies and Kiwis have snagged a serious deal by tucking into the My Domino’s Box. If you aren’t aware, this cheap and cheerful option is fully customisable and includes your choice of a hot, cheesy Mini Pizza or Meltzz and two sides – either sweet or savoury – from just $7 pick-up. Ridiculous.