“Oi, ya wanna go to the servo an get a pie?”“Yeah nah, let’s go to Maccas an get a pie aye.”
^^ This is a legitimate conversation that we could soon be having.
That’s right – McDonald’s Australia is trialling meat pies.
The trial is beginning in ACT stores, mainly because Canberra is so motherflippin’ cold, but the plan could go national if Canberra’s beefy experiment goes well.
The pies will be from ‘Garlo’s Pies’ – the pastry business of former rugby league player Sean Garlick – and the company’s branding will be left on.
“I mean nobody knows who supplies the buns, who supplies the patties, who supplies the fries but people will know who supplies the pies.I can’t think of a larger company in the world to take your brand on.”
The trail will include 2 flavours: beef, and beef curry.
Twenty stores across the ACT will host the trial, including Belconnen, Belconnen Westfield Food Court, Braddon, Canberra Centre, Canberra City, Charnwood, Conder, Cooma, Dickson, Erindale, Fyshwick, Gold Creek, Gungahlin, Kippax, Majura Park, Manuka Plaza, Mitchell, Tuggeranong, Weston, Woden Westfield, Queanbeyan and Sutton Forest North and Southbound.