Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses has seen it all from war, economic depression to recessions and now a global pandemic. Over the past 120 years, this bakehouse has served Victorians everything from cakes to pies and sausage rolls. They’re committed to their slogan “baking people happy” and it seems they will continue just that and more.
To celebrate this key milestone, Ferguson Plarre is giving away more than 40,000 special birthday treats over the month of August. It’s one of the largest retail food giveaways in Victorian history.
The first store opened in Puckle Street Moonee Ponds in 1901 and now Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses boasts a growing network of 87 stores across Victoria and remains family-owned and operated, with the fifth generation of the Plarre family already working in the business.
“120 years ago the first commitment to ‘baking people happy’ was made and it’s something we still live by today,” said Steve. “We can’t think of a better way to share this celebration with our customers than by sharing our special birthday treats – for free,” said CEO Steve Plarre.
Every Thursday in August, 10,000 items were given away to customers purchasing products in-store. Customers received a free yoyo (August 5), coffee (August 12), jam doughnut (August 19) and a birthday cupcake (August 26) at participating stores.
Steve Plarre sees the giveaway as a way to not only thank generations of loyal Ferguson Plarre customers for their continued support but to celebrate this important milestone in the company’s history.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.