Hungry Jacks and Menulog team up to bring burgers to Australians’ doors

Australian-owned burger brand, Hungry Jack’s, has entered into an exclusive partnership with online food delivery service, Menulog, to bring Hungry Jack’s meals to Australians’ doors.

The two companies have teamed up to offer Hungry Jack’s’ full range of burgers, meals, desserts and sides available for online ordering and delivery across the country.

The partnership will see Hungry Jacks available for delivery to more than 1,604 suburbs across Australia.

Hungry Jack’s CEO Adam Parkinson said the partnership with Menulog would significantly bolster the company’s offering for customers and take the convenience of ordering from a Hungry Jack’s restaurant to the next level.

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“We’ve been serving our famous flame grilled burgers to Australians for more than 45 years and, during this time, our business has continued to evolve to meet the needs of our valued customers.

“Our partnership with Menulog recognises customer demand for delivery and will allow Australians to order Hungry Jack’s from the comfort of their homes,” he said.

“We strive to work with the best suppliers and this extends to our delivery partners. With leading technology, compatible with our own advanced systems and more than 12 years’ experience, Menulog is the right choice in delivery partner for our brand. Our customers can expect the same high-quality experience they receive in our restaurants and drive-thrus.

“We aim to make delivery a significant part of our business,” said Parkinson.

Menulog commercial director Rory Murphy said the new partnership marks a step change in Menulog’s offering of national brands, as the business continues to expand its delivery service.

“We’re incredibly excited to officially announce our partnership with Hungry Jacks and to be able to offer the first-ever exclusive national deliveries from one of Australia’s most-loved burger brands.

“Having very recently launched the first restaurants, we have already had extremely positive feedback and strong uptake from customers,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming more than 90 Hungry Jack’s restaurants to Menulog in the coming months and providing leading delivery solutions via our recently-launched Menulog delivery service,” said Murphy.


Hungry Jack’s bans added hormone beef

Hungry Jack’s has become the first major Australian fast food chain to eliminate added hormones from its beef patties.

Added hormones, or Hormone Growth Promotants (HGPs), were introduced in Australia approximately 30 years ago. However they are strictly banned in many regions around the world, including the European Union and China. Around 40 per cent of cattle in Australia are raised with HGPs.

Hungry Jack’s Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Baird said customers had been very receptive to the move to No Added Hormone beef and the introduction of the Better Beef guarantee, which took effect across the company’s network of more than 400 restaurants on Tuesday, 16 February.

“Our commitment to move away from caged-eggs by the end of 2017 has been just as positive and celebrated by customers and industry alike,” Baird said.

As the Huffington Post points out, the effects on the human body of eaten HGPs have yet to be established due to insufficient data. And that very lack of information has created caution amongst many consumers.

Cattle Council of Australia president Jed Matz told the Weekly Times, consumers would not be able to tell the difference between beef containing HGPs and beef without it.