PHOTO: Fergburger. FILE
Queenstown‘s renowned Fergburger is expanding its ventures by entering the retail meat industry. Claire Burke, the general manager of Fergfoods group, has confirmed the acquisition of Arrowtown Butchery, the meat supplier for the business. The establishment is set to undergo a transformation into a retail butchery named Fergbutcher, catering to the local community.
Formerly owned by Evan Dennison and well-received by locals, the business was taken over by Fergfoods in the middle of the previous year. The process of revamping the butchery is underway, with a focus on meticulous planning to ensure a comprehensive range of offerings. While an official reopening date is yet to be announced, Fergbutcher aims to enhance the variety of goods available.
Claire Burke emphasizes the commitment to doing things right and mentions the ongoing work to bring the butchery to operational status. Despite not specifying the quantity of meat required for the operation, she acknowledges it is a substantial amount. The conversion of the shop to Fergbutcher has commenced, featuring new joinery and innovative concepts.
With queues gradually returning to Fergburger’s main operation in the heart of Queenstown, Burke notes that the levels haven’t quite reached pre-Covid standards yet.