|Headquarters||Leicestershire, United Kingdom|
|Tim and Andrew Storer|
|Products||Pies and pasties|
Number of employees
Pukka Pies is a manufacturer of pies based in Syston, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. A family company founded in 1963 by Trevor Storer as "Trevor Storer's Home Made Pies", it was named Pukka Pies in 1964. It is currently run by his sons Tim and Andrew. It employs 262 people at its factory in Syston, producing 180,000 pies and pasties per day.
The company's products include sausage rolls, catering sausages, frozen puff pastry, and non-meat foods, with the Potato, Cheese, and Onion Pasty and Vegetable Pre-Sheeted Puff Pastry Roll approved by the Vegetarian Society.
According to the company, the favourite pie flavours in the United Kingdom based upon its sales, are:
|Steak & Kidney||42%|
|Chicken & Mushroom||32%|
|Minced Beef & Onion||18%|
|Others (Steak; Meat & Potato; Balti; Cheese, Beer & Veal)||8%|
Sale at football grounds
Millmoor, then the home ground of Rotherham United F.C., was the first sporting venue where Pukka Pies were sold. Rotherham United's supporters hold the record for the most pies consumed at a football match, with a consumption 40% above the Football League average.
Advertising slogans have included "Socialise with Pukka Pies" and "Pukka Pies, don't compromise".
The main stand at Boundary Park, home of Oldham Athletic A.F.C., is called the Pukka Pies stand. It is also called the Pukka Pies stand for the main stand of Rotherham's home, New York Stadium. The company is the official sponsor of the widely criticised England Band, who also play for Sheffield Wednesday.
The company sponsored the 2009 UK Snooker Championship, and the winner, China's Ding Junhui, was awarded his body weight in meat pies, 276 to match his 69 kg weight. He later announced that he would donate all the pies to Homeless and Roofless at Christmas (HARC), a Sheffield-based charity.
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