When Bunnings announced they were changing the formula behind their beloved sausage sizzle on Tuesday, they probably never anticipated the amount of backlash they would receive for the evidently controversial decision.
And now radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald, 42, is the latest to take a stand against the hardware giant, reading out an impassioned letter asking them to reconsider the decision on his Nova FM breakfast radio program, on Wednesday.
Bunnings controversially announced they would now be serving the cooked onion underneath the sausage on their sandwiches instead of on top, citing ‘safety’ reasons.
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Not impressed: Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald, 42, is the latest well-known Aussie to take a stand against Bunnings after they announced changes to their famous sausage sandwich
The news brought on a wave of criticism, with fans of the sausage sizzle flocking to social media sites like Twitter and branding the decision ‘un-Australian’ and ‘OH&S gone mad’.
One person who was seemingly outraged by this included Fitzy, who claimed he would personally ‘love to slip on an onion’ while visiting a Bunnings store.
‘I’m writing on the behalf of the concerned, the millions of Aussies who flood through your door every day to pick up some extra wire for the whipper snipper and mysteriously leave with a hedger, a blower and a ride-on mower that we don’t even need,’ he wrote.
Controversy: Bunnings announced they would now be serving the cooked onion underneath the sausage on their sandwiches instead of on top, citing ‘safety’ reasons
‘We trust in you every day to drain our credit balance; now it’s your turn to trust in us.
‘A vital staple in the Australian diet is a snag on some fresh white bread, with a sprinkling of burnt, caramelised onion on top with a dollop of sauce. For some reason that basic, yet effective, recipe tastes better at your stores.
‘You are known for it. It defines you and it sets you apart from stores like Mitre 10 and Masters (RIP, still waiting for a sale).
‘A vital staple in the Australian diet is a snag on some fresh white bread, with a sprinkling of burnt, caramelised onion on top,’ wrote Ryan in an impassioned letter
Outraged: ‘I’m writing on the behalf of the concerned, the millions of Aussies who flood through your door every day,’ he began in a letter to the hardware giant
‘So why, why would you entertain the idea of bowing down to bureaucrats and safety officers to change the order of a recipe that doesn’t need to be fixed?
‘I don’t care if people slip on an onion; I’d love to slip on an onion. If our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott can chomp down on a raw onion, why can’t I tear a hamstring on some succulent, novaltdu2fxbs7mvat6sixh2cmaorbz3bsn72ejzeenehmgbx7kfviad caramelised onion that has fallen off some hardworking Aussie’s sanga?
‘This is your turn to fight, Bunnings, to say no the naysayers and represent this great nation that represents your share prices. This is your turn to look them in the eye and say, “Onion bike!”‘
‘We recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard,’ Bunnings said in a statement