Fast Food and Takeaways


Ye cannae call it a Big Mac when it has bacon on it…

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A Big Mac with Bacon, now that’s my type of burger!

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I reckon ANY burger is not complete without bacon, be it chicken or beef. It’s a must for me.

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I was not impressed as a few weeks ago I went to a cafe and they serve ‘beef rasher’ instead of bacon. I later found out that the cafe is Halal


Intriguingly the last 2 times I’ve gone to Coles as opposed to Woolworths (both times about 7pm) the self serve checkouts were closed and everyone had to go through a normal checkout. Actually feels less convenient now that you BYO bag, although it didn’t help that the Sheila 2 customers in front of me purchased about $230 worth of items.

As for Maccas, don’t feel so bad ordering via the screen (walked out once because there were issues ordering drinks), but to do it for a flat white McCafe coffee is a little too odd for my liking.


i’ve noticed this in the mornings as well. they don’t open the self serves until 9:30 or so near me so if your ducking in for bread and milk for breakfast it’s actually more inconvenient to go to coles than wollies


Whereabouts was that? It’s not exactly new, years ago I lived around Caulfield, favourite cafe didn’t do bacon or ham. Wasn’t advertised as bacon so not deceptive in any way.


You would think so but a number of times I have added bacon to the burger and they havent put it on

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I often go to a Coles store on my way to work about 7.30am and self serve checkouts havent been opened yet, usually the only checkout open is the one by the cigarettes but often it gets busy and they open the checkout next to it.


Grill’d has launched four new burgers, using plant-based pattie from Beyond Meat, hence the name Beyond Burgers. They are not vegetarian burgers as such because the range includes a crispy bacon and cheese burger. Looking forward to try one soon.

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This is the type of vegetable burger I like - actual vegetables.

VEGE STACK (gf) $22
Stack of seasonal roasted vegetables, rocket, balsamic reduction, pesto mayo & sweet potato crisps.

And it is very nice. It’s at the Eling Forest Cafe and Winery at Sutton Forest on the Hume Highway, north of McDonald’s. I highly recommend the cafe. The chicken burger is also nice.


I’ve passed the sign for it many times but have never stopped in, mainly because I’m in that area mid morning when heading south. I’ll give it a go next time I do a day trip down there.

It would probably get more customers if it was on the southbound side. That would place it before, rather than after, McDonalds.

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Saw an ad for Red Rooster’s Buttermilk Chicken Hellfire Burger range tonight during My Kitchen Rules. I think it’s taking KFC (which has its Zinger) head on. If Red Rooster is to survive it needs to add more items to its menu.


I had the medium Hellfire burger the other day. I didn’t find it particularly spicy, so I might have to give the hot one a go next time.



Following in the footsteps of the Zinger no doubt (which to me doesn’t even register as having any additional spice, just additional crunch)


Yeah, I think the only real ‘zing’ is in the sauce, not the actual chicken.


I don’t find the Zinger spicy at all :man_shrugging:


You should try the Zinger Burger from KFC in Singapore then, it tastes far more Spicer than the Zinger in KFC Australia.


A guy in Launceston ordered the McPickle burger and they made it.

And when you ask for no pickles but they slip one on anyway.

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First thing I always do with any McDonalds or Hungry Jacks Burger, take out the pickles.