Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

16 November, 2018, 13:40 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Changes to Bunnings Warehouse sausage sizzle called 'un-Australian' for a safety overhaul

"This will ruin Australia", remarked a news anchor on The Today Show.

It "Threatens to Tear Nation Apart", read a headline on a popular news site.

Bunnings Warehouse, a national chain of almost 300 stores, may not have expected it, but the effort to dispense culinary advice as if it were home fix led to a countrywide meltdown.

He delicately weighed into the fray.

It's the debate that has been sizzling Down Under for days, but at the Asean summit in Singapore new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to take sides on the hot topic of whether onions should be served on top or under a sausage.

"This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbecues are underway", Ms Poole said.

"For those mocking Bunnings for this decision, you do realise that it would have been some lazy customer who dropped onion on the floor and didn't pick it up, therefore causing another customer to slip and carry on / complain about it", wrote one commenter.

"To make sure that onions don't end up on the ground and pose a slipping risk, please apply a small amount of onion to the bread under the sausage when serving".

The move has outraged many Aussies, with some calling the changes to the quintessential weekend snack as "un-Australian". For many, the guidance was nothing short of an attack on their personal freedom.

David Hockney painting sells for $90M, breaking art record
The initial work was painted and painted over, with Hockney returning to the concept a year afterwards in 1972. His painting depicts two men, one swimming under water while the other watches from the side of the pool.


Number of missing in California fire jumps past 600
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters that crews found three bodies in Magalia, three in Paradise and one in Concow. The sheriff has asked relatives of the missing to submit DNA samples to hasten identification of the dead.


Agra: 12-day-old baby snatched and killed by monkey
A vicious monkey swiped a newborn baby from his breastfeeding mother's arms and bit him to death in a shocking attack in India. Bhoomi Devi was attacked on Wednesday in Thok Mohalla area when she had stepped out of her house to relieve herself.


"This is your turn to look them in the eye and say, 'Onion bike!'"

"To be frank, our customers know onions are for eating not dropping". But, I'm sorry, you've got this one wrong.

Magee said his restaurant placed onions beneath a sausage upon request only - usually from customers with beards who wanted to minimize mess.

The Nova star penned an open letter to the hardware chain urging it to abolish it's policy to serve onions below the snag rather than on top of it.

Bunnings did its best to respond seriously to the barrage.

The alarming new procedure was confirmed on radio station 3AW yesterday - with Bunnings' chief operating officer, Debbie Poole, explaining that "safety is always our No 1 priority".

It's all due to new Occupational Health and Safety rules, with fears a stray caramelised onion may find it easier to abscond from the top of a sausage than beneath it, leading to fears of major customer slippage.

The company denied that the guidance was really a marketing ploy meant to go viral.

Recommended:



Popular

Chelsea legend Joe Cole retires at 37
Simply, to the managers, coaches, backroom staff and everyone who has helped me along the way: thank you. The appearances dried up when he joined Liverpool as he played just 42 times in two and a half years.

Barnier hails Brexit deal that avoids a hard Northern Irish border
A key behind-the-scenes fixer, a key part of the former lobbyist's job was guiding the Brexit deal through Parliament. After a night of intensive one-on-one talks with her ministers and she then held a Cabinet meeting the following day.

Deepika, Ranveer share first wedding pictures as husband and wife
Two receptions are reportedly scheduled for later this month - in Bengaluru on November 21 and in Mumbai on November 28. Draped in gold and orange silk saree, Deepika looked an epitome of South Indian bride for the Konkani wedding.

Warriors Offer $100 Passes To Games; Seats, Standing Room Views Not Included
They'll now offer a monthly "In The Building Pass" for admission to Oracle Arena for every home game at just $100 a month. The "In The Building Pass" does not get you a seat and doesn't even get you a standing room only view of the court.

Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special Coming in 2019!
Instead, the British Broadcasting Company will air a exclusive installment on New Year's Day. This won't be the first time the beloved sci-fi series has played on New Year's.

F1 champion Hamilton clarifies India ‘poor place’ comments following backlash
Indian Grand Prix was staged from 2011 to 2013 with Sebastian Vettel winning all three races for Red Bull. Hamilton next races on Sunday November 25 in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the season.

Traffic sham: Cops pull over cardboard 'bus' on Russian bridge
Prior to the 2015 closure, the bridge was also the site of three suicides and one suicide attempt, RT reported. The quartet disguised themselves with a big yellow bus costume and attempted to cross the bridge on foot.

Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman's death on Aruba-bound cruise ship
The cruise line was "cooperating fully with the investigating authorities, including the FBI, WPLG-Ch. The cause of death is not yet known at this time", Princess Cruises said in the statement.

Flag Ban in Spain Highlights Kosovo's Sporting Handicap
Kosovan boxers did not participate in the Youth World Championships held in Guwahati past year due to the same issue. But that's how it stands at the moment", an anonymous official was quoted as saying by AFP.

George Soros' foundation blasts "Facebook’s smear campaign"
This is reprehensible, and an offense to the core values Open Society seeks to advance. Facebook hasn't been the most popular company as of late.