Donna, Klancie, Cody and Malcolm Ryan with the Muffin Man at the launch.
Donna, Klancie, Cody and Malcolm Ryan with the Muffin Man at the launch. Tobi Loftus

Muffin Break ovens turned on

MUFFIN Break Kingaroy officially opened their doors on Wednesday morning.

Franchise owner Donna Ryan said it was good to finally see the place open.

"People have been queueing up out the door all morning,” she said.

"It's been great.”

Mrs Ryan, who also owns the Jamaica Blue cafe next door to Muffin Break in Kingaroy Shoppingworld, said it had taken a few months to get the store up and running.

"We thought about it for a while, but we didn't want to compromise the food stores already here in Kingaroy Shoppingworld,” she said.

"When the position became available we thought why not.

"I could see it as an opportunity for something different for Kingaroy.”

She said she wasn't worried about the business detracting customers from Jamaica Blue.

"Hopefully they will compliment one another, one being meals and the other being more a morning tea place,” she said.

"Both places do beautiful coffee.”

Mrs Ryan said all the muffins were made on site.

"Even cakes and slices, they're made fresh everyday,” she said.

The ribbon gets cut at the Kingaroy Muffin Break.
The ribbon gets cut at the Kingaroy Muffin Break. Tobi Loftus

Kingaroy Shoppingworld centre manager Chris O'Rourke said it was fantastic to see the store open.

"It's at a great entrance to the centre at this end, it will provide jobs for the community, it fills a tenancy, a great positive tenancy as well,” Mr O'Rourke said.

"They have great local owners and its good for the community.

"It gives us an opportunity to sell the centre again as the number one shopping centre in the South Burnett. It's excellent.”

Kingaroy Muffin Break.
Kingaroy Muffin Break. Tobi Loftus

Mr O'Rourke said at the moment all the tenancies in the centre were full.

"We have one vacant shop that is about to be filled, but generally everything is full at the moment which is good,” he said.

"Whenever you go shopping these days it's for an experience. Everyone needs to eat, or get a coffee and its a great place for that.”

South Burnett


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