When the burger arrived, it wasn’t an ordinary burger: it was the first of its kind in Australia, a bacon-wrapped version of the US burger called the Bacon Wagyu.
The Bacon Wagu is the latest product from Australia’s biggest meat supplier, Alro Steel, which makes the famous Wagyu beef.
Alro says the Bacon WAGU was developed with a lot of input from its suppliers, which include the US and Germany.
“There’s a great deal of work going into the Wagyu product line to create a product that is as good as what’s coming out of the Wagya facilities in Australia,” said Alro’s chief executive, David Gurney.
What it is: A bacon burger with bun and cheese.
It’s made with Alro steel.
Who made it: Australian burger giant Alro.
Where to find it: All over Australia, from the deserts of South Australia to the tropical jungles of Indonesia.
When: Late summer.
When to expect: In September, with a big burger on sale.
Why: The Bacon Wagys are the most expensive hamburger in Australia.
And the price has soared to a record $1.4 billion.
A number of factors have contributed to the rise in the price of the Bacon.
One is that Alro has had to increase its costs of producing the Wagys to ensure they are still competitive with the world standard Wagyu burgers, Mr Gurnay said.
Another is that more Australians are moving from meat to burgers.
“I’m looking at that and thinking: why are we doing that?
Why aren’t we doing this?”
Mr Gurley said.
“We’ve had to look at other markets to be competitive with Wagyu, but we’ve never had to pay more than Wagyu prices.”
The bacon Wagyu was first introduced in the US in the late 1990s.
It is made with pork, ham, and smoked bacon.
Alro says it has had a lot more input from suppliers including the US, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.
In a statement, Alromate, which owns the Wagyo brand, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the final supplier for the bacon Wagys for our Australian supply chain.”
But not everyone is happy with the bacon-laden product.
Bun and cheese were not part of the initial concept of the bacon, and were later replaced with a more traditional bun and Cheese burger, according to Alro spokesman Michael Bickford.
“[Alro] have taken the opportunity to introduce a number of other products that are a better match for the Wagy, like the Bacon Classic, Bacon Wagya and Bacon Wagy Classic,” Mr Bickfall said.
“We are confident in the quality of our product, which is why we are continuing to invest in it.”
Why Australians love bacon burgers: Alro claims that the Bacon are a superior burger because they are not processed by the burger maker.
But some experts are not convinced.
Many people don’t like the taste of processed bacon because it tastes bitter and rancid.
“There are a number people who will never tolerate a taste of anything that is processed by meat,” Professor Tim Pym, a meat researcher from the University of Newcastle, told ABC Radio’s Q&A program.
“So you’ve got this whole group of people that will never like bacon burgers.
Why bacon burgers are such a hit in Australia: The price of bacon has risen steadily for the past decade, as more people eat more meat. “
If we want to get the most out of bacon burgers, then we need to have good meat.”
Why bacon burgers are such a hit in Australia: The price of bacon has risen steadily for the past decade, as more people eat more meat.
Some argue that it is the high cost of meat that is driving the surge in demand.
A lot of people are buying burgers because they feel they can get the best value for their money, Mr Bockford said.
That is not the case with bacon.
Paying $2 for a bacon burger is cheaper than paying $2.50 for a burger that comes with fries and a drink, he said.