Sam Griffin says the decision to honour the memory of Dunnstown footballer Lachie Poulter with a special Griffin Burger by donating $5 of each sale to a family foundation was done with careful consideration and consultation.
Mr Poulter died in July, collapsing following a local football match.
“I’d met Lachie a couple of times through mutual friends,” Sam Griffin says.
“A lot of my friends were really close with him and terribly upset at what happened. We contacted some of Lachie’s mates and they were stoked to hear about it.”
Sam says he spoke to Lachie’s brother last night after the burger’s launch yesterday.
“He was really happy about it. Monday’s usually our quietest day, and we sold 75 of them. So that’s $400 toward the family; 90 per cent of the profit from each burger. Everyone is getting around it, and that’s awesome. I’m hoping the weekend will be huge.”
A family friend of Lachie Poulter saud the money will be going to Lachie’s Legacy, a foundation which aims to support children in rural and remote areas in accessing the equipment, skills and uniforms to enjoy the game of football.
The Ballarat burger house has donated profits from the sales of some of its products to local causes in the past.
‘The Big Bryan Burger’ is available at Griffin Burger until Sunday. Aside from the $5 of each sale, other donations are welcome.