In absolutely devastating news for Sydneysiders, hot chook institution Frangos Charcoal Chicken has been added as an exposure site.

The home of arguably the best Portuguese bird in Petersham was listed as a close contact exposure site on the NSW Health website on Thursday, in a huge blow to anyone who loves a cheeky quarter chicken and chippies.

Anyone who visited the eatery between 11.15am and 11.45am on Sunday, 27 June is considered a close contact, and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Good grief, that’s prime time for anyone seeking out a bit of a grub to ease their lockdown hangover.

Around the corner from Frangos, The Counter café on Audley Street has also been pinged as a close contact site on the same day, with the health department urging anyone who visited that venue between 11.25am and 11.40am on the 27th to also get tested immediately and self-iso for 14 days.

Dare I say it, but that sounds like someone (or a couple of someones) who ducked out for a late Sunday morning Frangos breakfast burger/chook roll and maybe a coffee or a juice. Absolutely heartbreaking stuff that the ‘Rona has felled such an iconic chook joint.

Elsewhere across the city, another 10 venues have been added to the close contact exposure sites list, including several stores in and around Burwood Westfield on June 26, Club Marconi in Bossley Park on the June 25 and 26, Fitness First in Bondi Junction on June 22 and 25, Des Renford swimming pool in Maroubra on June 25, Dotori Fresh Sushi in Lidcombe on June 26, Café Bones at a dog park in Leichhardt on June 26, and Adams Apple fruit and veg shop in Hurstville on June 25.

The Broken Drum Café in Fairy Meadow just north of Wollongong is also listed as a new close contact exposure site, with anyone who visited the venue between 9.55am and 10.05am on June 18 to get tested and isolate immediately.

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