International Cheeseburger Day today
TODAY is International Cheeseburger Day and Childers is jumping on board to celebrate.
Behan’s Bar and Grill owner Jeffrey Behan has 12 different burgers on his menu and said the Aussie burger and the Mexican burgers were usually the most popular, but expected they would be overshadowed today by his American cheeseburger.
“I bloody hope so,” Mr Behan said.
Mr Behan has owned the Churchill St business for five years, but has worked in the hospitality industry for 25 years and started out his passion as a baker.
“I love it (hospitality), I live and breathe it every day, it’s a good profession,” Mr Behan said.
But from baker to burgers, Mr Behan said he has experienced some very interesting requests from
Jeffrey Behan We get strange requests every day, people are crazy.
customers at his Churchill St store.
He said people sometimes requested an Aussie burger without beetroot.
“Beetroot is Australian,” he said.
Mr Behan said another customer requested no pineapple on her burger to avoid it being soggy.
“Then she asked for a runny egg instead,” Mr Behan said.
“We get strange requests every day, people are crazy.”
Jenny Lazell and Kevin Boston were travelling through Childers from Townsville when they stopped in to Behan’s Bar and Grill last week and said they were unaware of Cheeseburger Day.
But Ms Lazell said she understood the attraction of the cheeseburger.
“Everyone loves cheese, meat and fresh buns,” she said.
But while Mr Boston agreed cheeseburgers did “taste nice” he said his favourite was quite specific.
“I like a bacon and egg burger, no onion,” he said.
PRIME BEEF: Jeffrey Behan celebrates International Cheeseburger Day at Behan's Bar and Grill on Churchill St in Childers.