Is this the tipping point for Australians? Outrage as Bunnings appears to sell BAKED POTATOES instead of their famous sausage sizzle but the national treasure will be back very soon
By Kate Rooney For Daily Mail Australia
A Bunnings Warehouse store in Melbourne has come under fire for appearing to sell baked potatoes instead of their famous $2 sausage sizzle, but many have high hopes the sandwiches will return to locked-down states as vaccination rates increase.
A Victorian resident took to Reddit on Wednesday to share a picture of a sun-shade tent labelled 'baked potatoes' outside the Bunnings Mentone store, captioning the shot: 'Has the world gone completely insane?'
Two individuals wearing masks can be seen making the warmed-up snacks in the Bunnings car park instead of the iconic sausage sizzle fundraiser but it's not known if their an independent seller or part of the Bunnings team.
A baked potato stand (pictured) has been photographed outside a Melbourne Bunnings Warehouse, sparking social media outcry
Bunnings Warehouse is known for the charity sausage sizzles that are often run in the carpark of their stores
Fellow Reddit users expressed their horror at the image with many calling for the return of their famous sausage sizzles.
'It's a sign of the end times, for sure,' wrote one appalled Reddit user.
'The one thing I was looking forward to after lockdown ends seems to have been taken away,' said another.
One wrote: 'Can't see tradies getting behind it unfortunately.'
'I'll be cold and dead in the ground before I'm seen red handed walking into Bunnings with a baked spud,' commented another.
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The sausage sizzles (pictured) were temporarily halted due to the Covid pandemic, but some states with low case numbers are seeing the national treasure return
Victoria and NSW Bunnings stores have been forced to close sausage sizzles during the ongoing lockdowns for public health and safety.
Tasmania, NT, QLD, WA, SA and regional VIC have resumed store sausage sizzles with volunteers being required to wear face masks.
NSW, ACT and metropolitan Melbourne are still temporarily suspended although stores are hopeful they will be able to return 'in the next few weeks' as the hospitality industry returns with new freedoms.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the store in Mentone for further comment.
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