Pancake Parlour

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The Pancake Parlour
Family business
Founded1965; 54 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 and Malvern East restaurants open 24 hours a day.[7]

Pancake Parlour also serve fish, chicken, salads and scotch fillet steak as well as other breakfast dishes. [8]

Founders Meadmore[9] and the Trachsels,[10] as well as the current chief executive officer, Simon Meadmore,[11][12] are Church of Scientology members.

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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. 59, (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.
  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
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  9. ^ Meadmore, Roger (10 March 2009). "Roger Meadmore". Roger Meadmore. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Helen Trachsel - Scientology Service Completions". The Truth About Scientology. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  11. ^ "The Lovely Lady Pancake Parlour Pty. Ltd". Graphiq Inc. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Simon Meadmore - Scientology Service Completions". The Truth About Scientology. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.

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