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Rutter’s Debuts Australian Meat Pie

Becomes first U.S. c-store chain to offer the product

YORK, Pa. — Rutter’s has rolled out the Four’N Twenty Beef Traveller meat pie, a common grab-and-go product in Australia, in its convenience stores.

The meat pie is a flaky golden pastry filled with gravy and 100% Australian beef. Each pie has 16 grams of protein and is made with ingredients including wheat flour, beef, mutton, margarine, soy protein, carrots, vegetable protein, rice flour and spice extracts.

Rutter’s is the first U.S. c-store chain to carry this product, the company said.

“Our customers are always looking for great food and short wait time because they’re constantly on the go,” said Robert Perkins, vice president of marketing for Rutter’s. “The Four’N Twenty Beef Traveller is a perfect fit for our stores as we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations for quality and speed of service.”

Four’N Twenty is a producer of meat pies and sausage rolls. Besides its flagship Beef Traveller, its meat pie varieties are Chicken and Vegetable; Beef and Cheese; Super Chunky Steak and Chicken; Super Chunky Lamb and Vegetable; and Classic Pastie, a blend of fresh vegetables, beef and herbs. Four’N Twenty is a division of Bairnsdale, Australia-based Patties Foods, a manufacturer of meat pies, baked goods, frozen fruits and premade desserts.

“Patties Foods is thrilled to partner with an industry leader in Rutter’s and continue to bring ‘The Great Australian Taste’ to Pennsylvanians,” said Anthony Kwenin, sales manager for Patties Foods North America. “Rutter’s continues to show a willingness to look beyond their own borders for innovation, which has been key to their success. We look forward to a great partnership and continued success in the U.S.”

York, Pa.-based Rutter's has 76 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. The company is No. 96 on CSP's 2019 Top 202 ranking of the largest c-store chains in the United States.

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