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IN 2002 MIKE, THE BUTCHER, HEARD TALK ABOUT A LOCAL FARMERS MARKET STARTING IN DUNEDIN AND THOUGHT, "WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SELL MY BACON!"
THREW SOME GAS HOBBS, A FRYING PAN AND A FLIMSY GAZEBO IN THE BACK OF THE UTE AND THE BACON BUTTIE, MADE ITS DEBUT!
IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE WORD SPREAD AND PEOPLE WERE LINING UP BY THE DROVES FOR THEIR VALUE FOR MONEY SATURDAY BACON BUTTIE.
DUE TO THE POPULAR DEMAND FOR THESE TASTY MORSELS THE GAZEBO WAS TRADED IN FOR A CUSTOMISED FOOD TRUCK.
AT THE BACON BUTTIE STATION, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU EAT!
12 WARD ST DUNEDIN 9016
MIKE aka The Bacon Buttie Man began carving meat, under his father’s guidance, at the tender age of 17. Inspired by his Dutch heritage Mike began to dabble in specialist products, which included bacon, and for the last 28 years he has been curing it the traditional way from his butcher shop in Halfway Bush.He bones, cures, smokes, slices and packs. His guarantee is 100% quality and 100% meat.
GLENDA (Mikes wife/ Tia’s mum) As the saying goes “behind every successful man, is a great woman” this couple is no exception. If the Bacon Buttie Truck is out, she will be at the helm and when it’s parked up you can be sure to find her at the butcher shop cleaning, preparing and organizing. Although she prefers to stay in the background her role is vital to keeping the wheels turning and their recipes secret.
TIA (Mike & Glenda’s daughter) is the final part of the trio who started at the Otago Farmers Markets back in 2003. Tia juggled her own hospitality business and the Farmers market for several years before heading overseas. Fast forward 10 years and she is back in the driver’s seat of the Bacon Buttie Station. Tia and her team take Mikes meat and turn it into something delicious and hearty, creating a lasting experience.
IN A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR BACON BUTTIES, BREAKFASTS OR BACON BASED BURGERS 7 DAYS A WEEK.
ADD A MILKSHAKE OR COFFEE, PUT YOUR FEET UP OR TAKE IT ON THE ROAD, THE CHOICE IS YOURS!