Feb 03, 2020At Home

Your Opinion: What’s the Best Thing About a Summer BBQ?

Summer really isn’t summer without a BBQ. So, in the spirit of the season, Brighter recently gave away a Weber Baby Q through a competition on our Facebook page. Entrants simply needed to answer the question ‘what’s the best thing about a summer BBQ?’.

Over 600 people (from every state and territory) in Australia entered the competition, with creative answers provided by many. We took a look at the answers and found some trends.

The results show that for most Australians the BBQ is less about food and more about bringing people together. 65% of people said the best thing about a summer BBQ is having family and friends together to enjoy good food and the outdoors. This lines up with Brighter survey research, which showed that 72% of Australians believe that some of the best conversations they’ve ever had have been around a BBQ and that a majority of Australians believe BBQs bring people together.

20% of people said the best thing about a summer BBQ was the food. For some this meant the taste of the food, which we know is best from a BBQ, for others it meant the sensation of the sizzle.

Other entrants said their favourite thing about a BBQ is that (in their homes) it means men do the cooking, that they enjoyed playing host, and that it would leave almost no mess indoors.

For future competitions and giveaways, like Brighter on Facebook.