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Bondi lifeguards battle to build the best ‘Grill’d’ burgers for charity

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Grill’d, Australia’s favourite home-grown burger brand, will cruise into Bondi Beach on September 18, with its 166th national restaurant opening.

The iconic Sydney beachside suburb will deliver on the promise of bangin’ burgers and an awesome summer restaurant vibe. 

To celebrate the opening, three local Bondi lifeguard legends, Harrison Reid, Ryan ‘Whippet’ Clark and Dean Gladstone will build their favourite Grill’d burger to battle it out for donations to their nominated charities. Guests that visit the Bondi restaurant can vote via the Grill’d Local Matters jars, a national initiative that gives back to local communities. Visitors can also order the burgers built by the boys! 

“Having the boys come onboard to build their own burgers, and raise awareness and funds for their chosen charities is 100% aligned to our focus of giving back to local communities,” said Simon Crowe, Grill’d Founder. 

In the photo: Harrison Reid (right), Ryan Clark (center) and Dean Gladstone (left)

The Bondi Lifeguard’s personalised burgers and nominated charities: 


Burger: Wagyu beef patty, crispy bacon, egg, aged cheddar, Spanish onion, lettuce, tomato sauce, herbed mayo 

Charity: Live, Learn & Survive an organisation with a vision is for every child and young adult, no matter their background or location, to have access to education on water safety, fire safety and first aid. Learn Survive has provided lessons to 26,000 children across 6 countries. 


Burger: beef, cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato with a special mix of mustard, mayo and BBQ sauce  

Charity: Ocean Heroes: a platform for people on the spectrum to build confidence and social connection through surfing. Your donation would help us continue to provide a fun, healthy and unique way for people on the spectrum to improve their self-esteem. 


Burger: double beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce, avocado and relish 

Charity: Waves of Wellness Foundation: a mental health surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose, innovative support programs for people experiencing mental health challenges. 

Voting ends on the 31st of October, with a donation to the winner with the highest votes, and respectively to second and third. 

“Our expansion into Sydney’s eastern suburbs has always been on the cards, with consumer demand being the main driver,” added Crowe. 

“Whether you’ve completed the Bondi-Bronte headland walk, an outdoor gym workout or post ocean swim, our 40-plus healthy burger menu options will help satisfy any craving.”  

Restaurant location: 89 Hall St, Bondi Beach. 

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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