'The Aussie' is a somewhat pricey McOz competitor from Hungry Jack's that comes with bacon, egg, beetroot, cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, mayo and BBQ sauce. Here's a sneaky hack that will land you a similar burger for less than a third of the price.
A little known fact about Hungry Jack's is that you can add salad to any burger free of charge — lettuce, tomato, beetroot, onion; you name it. As long as you're not adding meat or other premium items the total cost remains unchanged.
Presumably this is an attempt by the company to encourage healthier eating. It also allows savvy customers to create inexpensive versions of deluxe burgers such as the Aussie by starting with a bare-bones option.
At $7.25 for a standalone burger, the Aussie is one of Hungry Jack's costliest menu items. However, by using the aforementioned salad trick, you can get the price down to as low as $2. Explains OzBargain reader T_double_U:
I asked for a sausage omelette muffin with salad, beetroot and mayo. Low and behold; "That'll be $2, please drive forward." The Aussie Battler Burger was born!
As T_double_U notes, adding bacon will set you back an extra dollar, but that's still less than half the price of a regular Aussie burger. You'll also need to get your burger fix before 11am to take advantage of the $2 muffin deal.
Naturally, if you would prefer to eat your 'Aussie' burger at a more conventional time, the same logic can be applied to a Whopper or cheeseburger for a saving of $2.05 and $4.75, respectively. (We contacted Hungry Jack's and the company confirmed that it offers free extra salad on its burgers, including beetroot. Hurrah!)