Pancake Parlour

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The Pancake Parlour
TypeFamily business
Founded1965; 57 years ago (1965)
FounderAllen Trachsel
Helen Trachsel
Roger Meadmore
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Simon Meadmore, Chief Executive Officer
Gerhard Wittwer, General Manager
Productspancakes, ice-cream, crepes, various savoury dishes

The Pancake Parlour is an Australian family-owned pancake restaurant chain, serving sweet and savoury pancakes and crepes with locations in Victoria.

The first Pancake Parlour restaurant opened in Gilbert Place, Adelaide on 15 May 1965 as "The Pancake Kitchen" and is still is in operation today as "The Original Pancake Kitchen".[1] The first restaurant was established by Roger Meadmore[2] and Allen and Helen Trachsel.[3] The Trachsels moved to Melbourne opening "The Pancake Parlour" in Market Lane in 1969,[4][5] whilst Meadmore moved to Sydney and on 17 August 1975 opened "Pancakes on the Rocks".[6] There are eleven Melbourne restaurants, with the Doncaster, Highpoint, Fountain Gate and Malvern East restaurants open 24 hours a day.[7]

The Pancake Parlour also serve fish, chicken, salads and savoury crepes as well as a variety of breakfast dishes.[8] The Pancake Parlour also sells its pancake mix and pancake syrup in Supermarkets across Australia.[9]

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  1. ^ Page, Helen (17 August 2016). "West End Stories: Flipping Out - 50 years with the Original Pancake Kitchen". The Adelaide West End Association. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Pancake man busily balloons his chain". The Canberra Times. Vol. 59, no. 17, 975. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 15 December 1984. p. 10. Retrieved 10 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Fifty years of pancakes and still going strong". National Australia Bank. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ Parr, Aleisha. "A Lovely! Melbourne Dining Destination". Business in Focus Magazine. Retrieved 9 September 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ Forell, Claude (20 November 1979). "Parlours Prove Winners". The Age. p. 24.
  6. ^ "Pancakes on the Rocks". Around Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  7. ^ Pancake Parlour Locations, Pancake Parlour, 10 February 2013, retrieved 10 February 2013
  8. ^ "Savoury Menu".
  9. ^ "The Pancake Parlour Pancake Mix 500g | Woolworths". Retrieved 19 June 2020.

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Coordinates: 37°48′43.01″S 144°58′04.86″E / 37.8119472°S 144.9680167°E / -37.8119472; 144.9680167