Move over, apple pies. The latest addition to Maccas’ menu is a slice of fair-dinkum Australiana.
Yep, you’ll soon be able to make a Maccas run to get a meat pie, if a trial being rolled out in Canberra at the moment goes well.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that 20 stores around the ACT, as well as stores at Sutton Forest and Cooma in New South Wales, will be selling beef and beef curry pies for six months from today.
These locations were reportedly chosen because of their cold weather, because everyone knows nothing beats a bit of frostbite like a hot meat pie.
The pies will be supplied by Garlo’s Pies, run by former rugby league player turned businessman Sean Garlick.
As if the idea of selling meat pies at Maccas wasn’t ‘Strayan enough, the pies will retain their Garlo’s Pies branding, which is a massive win for Garlick.
“I mean nobody knows who supplies the buns, who supplies the patties, who supplies the fries but people will know who supplies the pies,” he told SMH.
“I can’t think of a larger company in the world to take your brand on.”
Garlick played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters, but he reckons nothing in his football career compares to this moment.
“I never won a first-grade final or played Origin or for Australia, so it doesn’t really compare,” he said. “It’s just been quite surreal.”
For Garlick’s sake, here’s hoping the Maccas meat pies don’t join the likes of failed experiments like the McHotDog, McSpaghetti, McLobster and McPizza on the cutting room floor.
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