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Xmas steak pies on the menu for many

Xmas steak pies on the menu for many

While many New Zealanders tuck into their turkey and trimmings on Christmas Day, thousands will also be enjoying another traditional (but less conventional) Kiwi favourite – the steak and cheese pie.

Z Energy says it expects to serve up thousands of fresh pies to meet Christmas Day demand at service stations around New Zealand – after it experienced an almost 50 per cent increase on average daily pie sales last Christmas.

New Zealanders bought close to 13,000 pies from Z service stations on Christmas Day 2012. Z General Manager, Retail, Mark Forsyth expects that number to be higher this year, with Z’s pies becoming increasingly famous, and lots of Kiwis on the move on Christmas Day.

“Kiwis love a pie any day of the year and, despite the perception that we’re all eating turkey with cranberry sauce, Christmas Day’s obviously no different for a lot of pie-lovers,” Mark says.

“A lot of customers appreciate that while most cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are closed on Christmas Day, there’s still somewhere to get their pies and coffees, as well as last minute ‘forgets’ like milk, ice and bread. And of course we’ve got fuel for their vehicles too!”

Like many other ‘essential services’ staff, about 1000 Z site staff across New Zealand will work on Christmas Day.

“We reckon it’s important for everyone to spare a thought for the thousands of Kiwis working on Christmas Day – not least our own, famous-in-NZ, service station staff,” Mark says.

Z sells its fresh baked Goodtime pie range at 100 of its 213 service stations around New Zealand, with 13 different classic and gourmet flavours offered. So, what are the favourites? The classic mince & cheese, and steak & cheese of course… though gourmet flavours like butter chicken and bacon & egg are also a big hit.


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