Melbourne continues to make big strides today in returning to some semblance of normality, with Bunnings announcing the sacred weekend snags are back on the sizzle in selected stores around the city from the first weekend in December.

Friends, after 240 long, snag-less days, the sizzle will return.

Barbeques under marquees in carparks across Melbourne will fire up once again on December 5, with trays of perfectly chopped onion, links of snags, packets of fluffy white bread, eskies of canned soft drink, and industrial-sized bottles of sauce and mustard lined up on tablecloth-clad trestle tables. I feel like they’ll also be selling doughnuts if they’re able to, because who wouldn’t?

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Bunnings Sausage Review (@bunnings_sausage_review) on

The big news comes after Bunnings announced the weekend sausage sizzle was set to return to wider Victoria on November 14 (this Saturday, remind Dad about that one). Now that the state has recorded zero new cases of coronavirus for 11 days straight, it’s time to roll the barbies out. It’s like the universe is balancing back out once again. What a day, what a glorious day.

Bunnings Cheif Operating Office Deb Poole said that they hope bringing back the weekend tradition will help restart some level of normality across Melbourne.

“Everyone in Melbourne has done such an amazing job and we hope bringing back sausage sizzles will help return a sense of normality to people’s lives,” she said.

“It’s also a very special milestone for the Bunnings team in Melbourne who have really missed helping to put them on and completes the nationwide return of sausage sizzle.”

The mighty return of the snag will be done safely and responsibly, with Bunnings bringing in COVID-safe rules for how the whole operation needs to work.

There will be separate ordering and pick-up areas to allow people to socially distance, face masks will be required by everyone manning the snag stand, and increased cleaning and signage will be in play to make sure everything is as safe as possible.

I mean, this just sounds like it’ll streamline the process between me paying for sausage sandwich and then also getting the sausage sandwich, so I’m not gonna complain.

So lock in December 5, I’ll see you there bright and early before going to spend all my money on plants and Christmas stuff.

Image: Supplied