Everybody Eats is introducing a burger at Wellington On A Plate’s Burger Welly festival that will cost as much or as little as you like. You can get your hands on it by ordering online via the Everybody Eats website, or by bidding on it on Trade Me. If it sells for $10,000, it will make it the world’s most expensive burger.
Payment for the ‘Rescued Burger’, which features a sustainably sourced tahr pattie, American cheddar cheese, ‘rescued’ butter pickles and housemade BBQ sauce, will be based on the same contribution model that Everybody Eats operates on, where you pay what you can afford for your burger, even if that’s nothing.
While Everybody Eats helps to address food poverty, it is also looking to address two other key societal issues in New Zealand, food waste and social isolation.
“Every year about 157,000 tonnes of food go straight to landfill. Since we started, we’ve helped to divert over 56 tonnes of it from landfill and transformed it into over 75,000 meals for hungry Kiwis,” noted Everybody Eats founder, Nick Loosley.
The Rescued Burger is extremely limited and likely to sell out. It will be available as part of Burger Welly on Tuesday 17th, 24th and 31st August. Orders are takeaway only and can be ordered at everybodyeats.nz/burgerwelly