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Topic # 30826 22-Feb-2009 19:53
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Ok, look over places like facebook and its not hard to find groups/causes to bring back georgie pie

I was just having a look at the Intellectual Property office site, found out on it that McDonalds owns the rights to it at present but they expire on 12 November 2011.
So we likely to see McDonalds reminded of this and have them purchase the rights for another 10 or so years or could someone sneek in and grab them so we can finally see the return of the great georgie pie? Smile

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  Reply # 197351 22-Feb-2009 20:17
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I dont think so :(

Georgie Pie basically went broke

Maccas bought what was left to get that Greenlane location

Fast food is even more competive now too

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  Reply # 197354 22-Feb-2009 20:32
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If they don't renew it then yes, you copuld register the name.

The problem is it's a flawed business model. GP went bust and primarily because of the high costs. They had large premises, large numbers of staff and in the end were selling $1 products with an average customer sale of $1 - $2 which was far too low to be making money.



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  Reply # 197356 22-Feb-2009 20:47
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yeah if the brand is reborn I couldn't see them selling $1 pies given inflation

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  Reply # 197362 22-Feb-2009 21:46
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I'd pay circa $4 for a Georgie Pie. Thats what you can expect to pay for a decent pie these days.

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  Reply # 197371 22-Feb-2009 22:18
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i remember GP in Rotorua it was bigger than Mcdonalds and hardly ever full, i liked the pies but how often could you eat them, the store is now a liquor shop




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  Reply # 197374 22-Feb-2009 22:41
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Man i used to love those pies and fries!

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  Reply # 197383 23-Feb-2009 00:07
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adamj: I'd pay circa $4 for a Georgie Pie. Thats what you can expect to pay for a decent pie these days.

Sure, but would you classify GP as "decent" pies?!

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  Reply # 197406 23-Feb-2009 12:16
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adamj: I'd pay circa $4 for a Georgie Pie. Thats what you can expect to pay for a decent pie these days.

Sure, but would you classify GP as "decent" pies?!


Without hesitation, yes.

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  Reply # 197417 23-Feb-2009 12:31
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GP's problem was it went from a Auckland/Upper north island outfit to a national chain in about a year, they  borrowed a whole pile of money to do it and they found they couldn't replicate the profitabiity of the well established Auckland lcoations  in the new stores.

As an aside I see that Tui are now making/branding pies as part of their ever growing global empire

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  Reply # 197426 23-Feb-2009 12:47
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If you go the the shopping mall in Papatoetoe in South Auckland and look at the signs above the side road door there is still a Georgie Pie sign there. 




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  Reply # 197457 23-Feb-2009 14:45
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old3eyes: If you go the the shopping mall in Papatoetoe in South Auckland and look at the signs above the side road door there is still a Georgie Pie sign there. 


That was my old store.....  was being put forward for supervisor there when McD's bought GP out and said no more promotions.  Yell

Oh well, better off where I am now Tongue out




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  Reply # 197511 23-Feb-2009 18:03
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camo786:
Georgie Pie basically went broke


Nahh they didn't go broke! They were part of the Progressive group, and McDonalds put in bid to buy them to wipe them out as competition. That happened in 1996 and the last store closed in 2001... A tragedy in history as great as the sinking of the Titanic.. :(

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  Reply # 197513 23-Feb-2009 18:07
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Man I used to buy 2 pies, a fries and a drink and still get change from a fiver

Ahhh the good old days Tongue out




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  Reply # 197518 23-Feb-2009 18:20
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*gains weight just thinking about it*
I think it's the last thing this country needs, LOL
I don't actually remember their pies being any good to begin with to be honest!
Tell ya what though; it'd be a darn fruitful business venture if done properly... the return of Georgie Pie would be quite a big deal, depending on how it's executed and marketed. 




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  Reply # 197523 23-Feb-2009 18:36
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BRING BACK GEORGIE PIE!!!
they were by far better than any other fast food store and a hell of a lot cheaper.

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