We buy a lot of our food locally and always look for suppliers in our own backyard first. We're an Australian-owned and operated business and supporting Aussie suppliers is important to us. Local farmers also produce some of the freshest and best quality ingredients around.
We're proud that two thirds of our food is sourced from quality Australian suppliers. We buy more than $130 million of food locally each year, from our 100 per cent Aussie beef patties, buns and muffins salad ingredients.
Also sourced locally are onions, cheese, soft serve ice cream, pancakes and sundae mix. Even our dessert toppings come from Australian suppliers.
Sometimes we have to look offshore for ingredients. Factors such as shortage of supply, quality and cost may require us to buy from overseas suppliers. For more than 40 years, our customers have relied on our family-friendly prices. If the cost of sourcing locally is particularly high or the volume required cannot be met, then we must look to quality international suppliers.
We are a loyal customer to our suppliers who provide quality ingredients for our innovative menu items. Click here to learn about family business, Kapiris Bros, which supplies fresh tomatoes to our restaurants around the country.
in 2013 alone we purchased more than 60 million kilograms of food, including 8.4 million kilograms of buns and muffin products.