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Sushi, schnitzel and cupcakes aren’t the standard burger buns.
But Dandenong Market traders are getting creative to mark National Burger Day.
The Sunday 28 May event will also feature a chance for diners to sit on the Burger Day Throne.
To earn the privilege they’ll have to tackle the Freak Force Burger – four beef patties, bacon, pineapple and cheese.
Instagrammer Damien Edgan designed the monster meal for market stall The Grill and anyone who can finish one will receive a commemorative trophy.
Hot Pouch Bar and Dining will serve up a schnitzel burger using the chicken as the bun while Osaka Kitchen will make a teriyaki burger sandwiched between sushi rice buns.
Melina’s Bakery and Larder has created a sweet burger that features a chocolate ganache brownie ‘patty’ wedged between two sweet vanilla cupcake ‘buns’ with ‘cheese’ and ‘lettuce’ icing.
Dandee Donuts uses a doughnut as the bun for a Tim Tam patty.
Diners can have their Dandenong Market Burger Passport stamped with each burger purchase at each participating trader to go into the running to win $500 in Dandenong Market vouchers.
The Grill will also be giving away 100 burgers, to be eaten in a year.
National Burger Day at Dandenong Market, corner Clow and Cleeland streets, will run from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 28 May.

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