Four'N Twenty meat pie
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A Four'N Twenty Pie being eaten during an AFL match
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The Four'N Twenty meat pie was invented in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia by LT. McClure in 1947. The meat pie is a very popular food product in Australia as strong demand for the pie saw production grow from 50 pies per day to 50,000 pies per hour (pph) in between the years of 1948 to 1998.
McClure took a sampling of his pies to the Royal Melbourne Agricultural Show where they proved very popular. Increasing demand for the pie caused McClure to eventually open a Melbourne bakery in a pavilion of the showgrounds, later moving to bigger premises in nearby Kensington several years later.
The Four'N Twenty meat pie is Victoria's best selling meat pie. It is considered a tradition to consume a Four'N Twenty meat pie at an Australian rules football match. While not as iconic outside of Victoria, Four'N Twenty pies are still the most commonly available brand in hotboxes in service stations and corner stores across the country.
In 2006, it was announced that the Four'N Twenty pie would be sold on the American market.
- "Great Aussie bite to become American pie - Breaking News - National - Breaking News". Theage.com.au. 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
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