If there was a food that needed an international day dedicated to itself, it’d have to be burgers. Their pliability, a simple formula of filling between buns, has led chefs and cooks around the world to take their liberties with the food, with an uncountable number of variations. Whether you’re after a classic American cheeseburger, an Aussie fish and chip shop burger with the lot, or a gourmet creation, there’s a burger awaiting that two handed grasp. This year, international burger day falls on Tuesday, May 28, so shops are giving away deals over the weekend and during the week. Get ahead of the lines with our list of places below.
Neil Perry’s Burger Project is going all out, once again giving away 500 burgers on Tuesday. With ten stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, each store has 50 burgers to give away, so choose your approach wisely. Perry’s crew will be giving away the Classic Cheese, consisting of a beef patty, cheese, pickles, onion, mustard and their own special sauce all loaded into a milk bun.
For locations and opening times, click here: https://www.burgerproject.com/location/
That chicken in a hat, that’s made its way up and down the east coast of Australia, will be giving away burgers for just $5 on Sunday, May 26. Whether you’re after the original chicken or the classic beef, neither will set you back more than a fiver. It’s all day Sunday so there’s no need to rush, but you never know, they could run out?
For locations and opening times, click here: https://chargrillcharlies.com/
A strong contender for Surry Hills’ finest pub for live music and good food, on Wednesday, May 29. Harpoon Harry are extending their burger menu to six burgers plus a range of snacks. To celebrate the fest of the burg’ each burger plus chips is just $10, but only on Wednesday.
40 – 44 Wentworth Ave
Wed, 11.30am – 11pm
The Park House
It’s not just the dedicated burger joints that are getting around this day for all things bun + patty. Mona Vale’s The Park House is doing two for one deals across their entire burger range. This includes The Big Macaroni, with a wagyu patty, mac n cheese patty melted cheese, pickles and tomato on a milk bun or lettuce cup, The Johnny Cash, with a wagyu patty, roasted chilli mayo, spicy onion rings, cheese and jalapenos or the crispy glazed southern chicken, which tastes exactly how it sounds.
The Park House
2 Park St
Tues, 11am – 10pm
8Bit Burger Eating Competition
Four of Australia’s top competitive eaters are assembling at 8Bit in Darling Square on Tuesday, May 28 and are going head to head with you. Open to the public, all potential contestants have to do is comment on the @DarlingSquare social post to enter. Think you can eat more burgers in ten minutes than Guinness World Record holder for most jam donuts in one minute, Jesse Freeman? You’ll never know until you try.
51 Tumbalong Boulevard
Tues, 10am – 2pm