Almost three decade after it began as a single shop in Victoria
named the 'Old Style Bread Centre', bakery franchise operator Brumby's
will open its 300th store at the West Lakes Mall in South Australia
on Wednesday, December 22.
Michael Sherlock, managing director of Brumby's, said like many
successful businesses Brumby's had a modest beginning with its first
store in the Melbourne suburb of Ashburton in 1975.
"During the '80s, we wanted to show our truly Australian identity
so the Brumby's brand was born. By the early '90s, Brumby's had
become a true franchise success story,'' said Mr Sherlock.
"And now with 300 stores across Australia and New Zealand,
we have still maintained our outstanding reputation for the quality
of our preservative-free bread and more than 150 products."
Brumby's 300th store is owned and operated by Kym and Jake Mitchell
and Scott and Bernice Hillman and located outside one of the busiest
Coles supermarkets in South Australia. It's opposite AAMI Stadium,
the home of the Crows Footy Club.
"We all grew up in the West Lakes area and Scott, who is a
qualified baker, and I are cousins," said Jake.
"Kym and I recently left the army and when we moved back to
South Australia from Queensland, we knew we wanted a business with
a good reputation for quality and service.
"And with Bernice just having a baby and Kym due early next
year, we were really aware of need for preservative-free bread like