National Burger Day

Published : May 25, 2018

​Sunday 27 May 2018

We're celebrating National Burger Day with a delicious day designed to fill your belly. Here's what we have planned.


Win a year of burgers from The Grill

We're giving away a year's worth of hamburgers from The Grill to one lucky winner! Share with your friends or keep to yourself - the only catch is: you have one year to eat them all. To enter, simply like and comment on this Facebook post. This competition has now closed and teh winner notified.


Win $500 in Market Vouchers

Grab your burger from a participating trader, and get your passport stamped when you purchase a burger, then enter and go in the running to win $500 in Market Vouchers.

The more burgers you eat, the more chances to win! Each stamp counts as a separate entry.

Just make sure you get your "National Burger Day" passport stamped by each participating trader, then fill in your details and put in the entry box.

Competition only open on Sunday 27 May 2018.


The Chompster Challenge

Instagram sensation and professional eater Chompamatic has designed a towering, teetering cheese-tastic four-patty, three-bun burger for National Burger Day: The Chompster for The Grill. It's so massive we'll give you a trophy just for finishing it. No really. We'll actually give you a trophy if you finish it. Come down and take The Chompster challenge! All you need to do is eat the burger in front of one of our judges to confirm you ate the whole thing by yourself. There's no time limit so take your time!

The Chompster: 3 burger buns, 4 beef patties, 4 cheese slices, bacon rashers, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce.

How to participate in the Chompster Challenge: simply buy a Chompster from The Grill for $20 and make your way to the stage nearby. Competitive Eating Australia officials will monitor you to ensure you finish the Chompster. If you do, you'll be handed a trophy. 

St John's Ambulance will be on site to ensure your health and safety as you complete the challenge.


Professional Burger Eating Competition

We're inviting professional eaters to participate in a burger eating competition on Sunday 27 May 2018 at Dandenong Market. To win a trophy and cash prize of $500, be the first to finish The Double Chompster: a 900 gram burger from The Grill including 5 burger buns, 8 beef patties, 8 cheese slices, bacon rashers, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce. Second prize $200 and third prize $100.

To register your interest, please fill out the form and we will inform you if you have been selected to participate (registration closes Tuesday 22 May at 23:59pm 2018).


The Burgers


The Chompster ($20)

From The Grill (VN5A in Market Square). Love a burger challenge? The Grill have teamed up with Insta-famous burger aficionado Chompamatic to create a four level freak burger featuring 3 burger buns, 4 beef patties, 4 cheese slices, 2 bacon rashers, onions, ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce. Finish it and we'll give you a trophy. No really, we actually will. Come and sit on our Burger Stage and take your time indulging in this obscenely amazing limited edition burger. It's a beast but it can be tamed.

Rhi-diculous Kiwi Surf n Turf ($24)

From NZ Street Food (W4 in the Meat, Fish and Deli). This mammoth burger features all of NZ Street Food’s favourite dishes: fried bread,  scotch fillet steak, mussel fritta, battered fish, slow cooked pork, fried egg, coleslaw, salad, sauce, topped by a battered hot dog. If a tasting platter was a burger.

Indian Stack Burger ($14)

From Thela Indian Street Food (L05 Market Square) featuring rice pancake buns, vegetable samosa, cheese, avocado, your choice of chick pea or lamb keema, tomato chutney and mint chutney, all topped by paui paui shells. Dietary information: vegetarian, vegan (by request), halal.

The Cupcake Burger ($5)

From Melina's Bakery & Larder (M14 in the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall). The Cupcake Burger looks just like a real burger, but is all cupcake! The 'bun' is a halved vanilla cupcake and the patty is a chocolate ganache brownie. The 'cheese' and 'lettuce' are icing and the 'sauce' is jam. Dietary information: vegetarian.

Pizza Burger ($15)

From Dandy Pizza (VN7 in Market Square). Because pizza lovers have been neglected in the burger game for two long. Merging two icons of the takeaway scene together, dandy Pizza have created the Pizza Burger with two margherita pizzas as the “buns”, with a beef patty, cheese, fresh sliced tomato, spinach, herbs and a homemade sauce. Dietary information: halal.

The Donut Tim Tam Burger ($2)

From Dandee Donuts (VN1 Market Square) The Donut Burger from Dandee Donuts is as simple as it is delicious. Take a steaming hot Dandee Donut and add, jam sauce, cream and a Tim Tam 'patty' which gently melts into a soft chocolate goo as you eat it.

Donut Ice-cream Burger ($8.50)

From Café Valentina (N1 in the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall). Your choice of Nutella donut, jam donut or custard donut with two scoops of vanilla ice-cream and marshmallows, topped with Hersheys chocolate sauce. Dietary information: vegetarian.

Chicken Satay Burger ($10)

From Sataylicious (W03 in the Meat, Fish & Deli Hall). This original take on the burger features yellow rice buns and chicken stay meat, with cucumber, pickled carrot, peanut sauce and fried shallots. With prawn cracker ‘chips’. Dietary information: dairy free, halal.

Fish & Chip Burger ($10)

From Dandy Burek (VN5 in Market Square). We’re turning fish and chips on its head by creating the reconstructed fish and chip burger featuring two flake patties, chips with tartar sauce and cheese.

The Churros Burger ($7)

From 18 Grams (VN02 in Market Square). This modern take on the classic Spanish dessert is what deep-fried dreams are made of. The buns are two delicious patties made of curled churros. And the ‘patty’ is another curled churros coated in melted chocolate. All topped with icing sugar.

The Schnitzel Burger ($15)

From Market Tavern (Container 1, The Terrace). Always choosing between a schnitzel and burger? Why not both? The Schnitzel Burger features 2 crumbed chicken parma 'buns', a fried egg, pineapple, beetroot, tomato and lettuce. Dietary information: halal.

The Eggplant Burger ($10)

From Market Tavern (Container 1, The Terrace). The Burger that vegans can eat! This delicious healthy burger features two eggplant slices for the 'buns', tomato, lettuce, beetroot and onion. Non-vegans can add an optional fried egg. Dietary info: vegan (without fried egg), vegetarian, dairy-free, halal.

Triple B Burger ($7.99)

From Perfect Coffee (P10 in The Pantry). If a French patisserie and confectionary factory collided, it would look like this burger: the Triple B! Featuring three brioche bun, this burgher includes lashings of whipped cream, dollops of Nutella, marshmallows and M&Ms.

Crispy Coconut Roti Burger ($12)

From PiqNiq Hut (L8-9 in Market Square). Two crispy coconut roti ‘buns’ with tandoori chicken, tomato, cos lettuce, yoghurt and mint sauce. With your choice of fried tapioca chip or pappadum. Dietary information: halal.


The Potato Cake Burger ($8.50)

From Dandelicious Café (P17-18 in The Pantry). No, not a potato cake in a bun. Potato cakes ARE the bun. Yep, two delicious, crispy potato cakes as burger 'buns', with a veggie patty, lettuce, tomato and oozy aioli. Dietary information: halal, vegetarian.


Charcoal Burger ($8)

From TaZa (M23 in the Meat, Fish and Deli hall). Succulent marinated beef burger patties, tomato, lettuce, red onion and melted cheese in this distinctive charcoal bun. Dietary information: halal.

Gummi Burger ($2.50 for a bag of 12)

From Dandenong Market Confectionary (P6 in the The Pantry). Made from sugar, glucose Syrup and gelatin.


The Monster Burger Shake ($12)

From Market Tavern (Container 1, The Terrace). Your choice of smoothie topped by a cinnamon donut, chocolate sponge, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi fruit, toffee, fondant, white chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

The Falafel Burger ($8)

From King Of Falafel (L6, Market Square). This delicious falafel burger is beautifully bright and absolutely mouth-watering. Featuring falafels made from chickpeas and broad beans, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Dietary info: Vegetarian, vegan, halal.

The Kofte Burger ($8)

From King Of Falafel (L6, Market Square). Full of fresh herbs and spices, kofte has always been delicious. Now we've made it even better! This delicious burger from King of Falafel features kofte made from lamb mince, onion, tomato, spice and parsley, and is topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese and your choice of tomato, BBQ or Tahini sauce. Dietary information: Halal.

The BurGembira ($1)

From One Dollar Kueh (U2 in The Pantry). This delicious 'burgembira' features anchovies, cucumber, salad and hot sauce. All in a delicious bun.

Chinese-style Hamburger ($7.50)

From San San Dumpling House (L12 in Market Square). Handmade Chinese burger bun with slow cooked pulled pork, spring onion, coriander and rich-stewed meat sauce. You can also choose handmade Chinese burger bun with slow cooked pulled pork, lettuce, onion and rich-stewed meat sauce.

Lamington Burger ($5)

From Baker Boys (P14 in The Pantry). This old-timey Aussie classic is getting a burger makeover! Featuring two lamington ‘buns’, we’re keeping it classic with a ‘patty’ of fresh vanilla cream, strawberries and kiwi fruit.

Bagel Burger ($10.50)

From Dandelicious Café (P17-18 in The Pantry). A bagel bun with a fried egg patty, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayonnaise and onion.

Kebab Burger ($5)

From Fat Kebabs (U3 in The Pantry). Love burgers but you just gotta indulge in that classic kebab taste? The kabab burger features adana kebabı: a long, hand-minced meat kebab grilled on a metal skewer above burning charcoal. With lettuce, tomato, pickles and all smothered in mayonnaise.