A few years ago, when it was announced that Kroger would be closing the country’s most popular barbecue grilling chain, we were very excited.
At the time, we thought that the brand was just a few years away from being gone forever.
But with Kroger’s announcement, it seems like we may have been wrong.
It turns out, Australian barbecue grill makers have not only survived, but are thriving in the process.
A recent report by the Australian National University’s Food Industry Research Centre (FIROC) shows that while Australian barbecue grill makers have yet to be able to compete with their Chinese counterparts, Australian brands have been doing quite well.
“The Australian barbecue industry has thrived in the face of rapidly increasing competition,” the report says.
“Despite its many strengths, Australian consumers are still looking for the most convenient way to cook barbecue.”
Australian grill makers are also starting to make up for lost ground.
According to a recent study by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), there were just over 6,000 Australian barbecue businesses operating in 2014, with an estimated $1.7 billion in sales.
While the industry has not seen a major decline in recent years, it is still growing.
The NRA report also found that Australia’s barbecue industry is becoming more “mature”.
“The industry is undergoing significant demographic and economic change as more Australians are moving to the suburbs and the population of Australia’s major cities is expected to reach over 10 million by 2035,” the study says.
What is the industry’s main competitive advantage?
Australian barbecue producers are not only able to cook at a lower cost than their Chinese competitors, they are also able to offer customers a more consistent product that tastes better and more consistently.
According the NRA, Australian producers are “much better positioned to take advantage of the opportunity to offer a consistent, tasty and easy-to-clean product”.
The biggest advantage Australian barbecue makers have is that they are able to sell their products in a way that doesn’t cost too much to make.
“They can offer a high-quality product, which is typically less expensive than their competitors,” the NRA report says, “and still deliver the same quality and taste.”
In some cases, that means having a range of different barbecue products that offer different flavours and textures, all at a cheaper price.
For example, Australian chefs often use BBQ products that are made in a small, local area.
In addition to making these products cheaper to produce, Australian manufacturers are also making more of them.
“There is a lot of variation in barbecue products available to consumers, so it is difficult to provide a consistent offering across the country,” the National Institute of Food and Drink, which researches food safety issues, says.
For Australian chefs, this is especially important as their recipes vary widely.
“We are constantly finding new ingredients that offer new flavour, texture and taste,” the NIFD says.
That means Australian barbecue manufacturers are able offer more products, at a higher price.
A range of Australian barbecue products Australia’s largest barbecue manufacturers include: Kroger BBQ, which was founded in 1902 and currently operates more than 100 restaurants around the country.
It also owns many smaller chains, including BBQ Meats, KFC BBQ, Kmart BBQ, Lids BBQ, and Smokehouse BBQ.
AUSTRALIAN BBQ COMPETITORS ACCOUNT FOR ACHIEVEMENTS ACCESS TO GOODS & SERVICES IN CANADA: Krogers Australian BBQ, with locations in Adelaide and Melbourne, was founded by Andrew and Mary Macquarie in 1902.
It is a family-run business and operates three locations in Australia and New Zealand.
It currently has more than 70 restaurants in the country, and has more Australian branches than any other Australian BBQ brand.
The Macquaries have owned the company since the early 1900s and have been involved in the company’s food-service industry for more than 150 years.
The company is one of the largest Australian barbecue brands.
It has restaurants in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, and sells barbecue griddles, grills and sausages.
The family-owned company has also owned a range to restaurants in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
The business has been a major beneficiary of the National Capital Region’s booming economy.
“This has been particularly beneficial to our local restaurants and the businesses that rely on them,” the Macqueries said.
“As the economy has grown, we have seen our business grow in a manner that is not only in line with our own expectations, but also with the growth of the Australian economy.”
The MacQueries are now part of a consortium that owns the Australian market, and are planning to launch their first Australian restaurant in the capital in 2019.