First, it was #oniongate, but we’re officially calling this #sausagegate because, for the first time in 15 years, Bunnings has raised the price of its sausage sizzle from $2.50 to $3.50. And while the reaction across the nation has done nothing to soften the blow, it’s the charities who host the beloved weekend sizzles that are going to reap the rewards of their work as food prices continue to rise nationally.
In a statement by Bunnings Group Managing Director, Mike Schneider, he re-confirmed that every cent raised from the sausage sizzle goes straight to the community initiative running it. First reported by skynews.com.au, Mr Schneider said the decision was made in response to “direct feedback” from more than 100 volunteer groups across Australia who are struggling to cover the cost of ingredients.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult couple of years with the lack of fundraising opportunities and the pressure on community group services and support continues to be a growing need in our wider community,” he said.
“We are committed to providing meaningful support to enable community groups to keep doing their essential work and we know that the sausage sizzle has been a vital fundraising opportunity, helping many groups big and small stay afloat over the years.”
The Reaction to Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Price Rise
The uproar across social media from fans of the Bunnings sausage sizzle was a mixture of jokes, memes, and constructive discussion. Thankfully, the conversation remained fair and square, with many lovers of the greasy brekky sauso welcoming the move, even pointing out that you’re a deadset tightarse if you don’t sling the charity a fiver anyway. What kind of self-serving individual wouldn’t just hand over $5 for a sausage and drink…? As it turns out, quite a few.
The #Bunnings sausage price increase to $3.50 shouldn’t change a thing….Cans are staying at $1.50
If you weren’t already tipping in $5 for your sausage and can you are displaying mega levels of high faluting tight assery and not worthy to partake in the church of the sausage
— Spart (@spartytalkback) July 13, 2022
2 snags and a can for $5 maybe. $3.50 for a snag in bread is a deadset rort
— Simon Lange (@Lange_20) July 13, 2022
Other punters were quick to point out that facial recognition technology comes free when you shop at Bunnings. A reference to Bunnings being one of two major Australian retailers currently under investigation by the privacy watchdog for their use of facial recognition technology in stores, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Bunnings has increased the price of the sausage on bread.
Would you like your facial I'd stolen with that ?
— 🏝MQGA🦪🐟🦑🦐🏝🦀🥩🍺 (@MQGA3) July 13, 2022
How much is too much for a sausage in bread? We’ve always been a fan of the $5 sausage and drink combo so nothing changes our mind. If you’re not, get onions on ya sausage sizzle and don’t have a sook about the bread if it’s a little stale.
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