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Ferguson Plarre takes the cake with 1st Place

For the third year running, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses has been named the number one Food Franchise in the Top Franchise Awards.

With top billing for marketing, expansion and brand, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses CEO and third generation baker Steve Plarre said he was incredibly proud of the ranking which reflects the high level of support & quality of the product they offer their franchisees.


“We are a century old family bakehouse business that prides itself on high quality products baked fresh daily. Our gold-medal winning espresso blend and our simple, no-cooking model are what attracts so many to the business. Our franchise partners are a vital part of the family and to have been recognized by them in this way is a very proud moment for us.” Plarre, fourth-generation owner, said.


The Top Franchise Awards are independently powered by research house 10 Thousand Feet who anonymously survey thousands of franchisees across over 40 key areas each year. The survey identifies which brands deliver the best overall franchisee experiences in Australia. To be among the overall best performers, a franchisor needs to outperform its rivals in the support that they offer, the lifestyle their franchisees enjoy, passion for their industry and the opportunities they grant.


The Ferguson Plarre network continues to expand with 77 stores across Victoria and 2 more due for completion before Christmas; marking this as one of the most successful growth periods in the brand’s history.