Community News

Dough for the Drought

14 August 2018

Across our sunburnt country, farming communities are fighting the growing and devastating impact of severe drought.

They’ve been hit hard by prolonged dry weather, especially in NSW, the ACT and Queensland. We were shocked to learn that approximately 99% of NSW and 57% of Queensland is in drought.

Families are carrying a heavy burden – not only the ongoing struggle to make ends meet, but the despair of watching their livestock perish, and the isolation they feel.

We have a number of ways you can help! Continue reading “Banjo’s gets behind Aussie Farmers”

Banjo's opens in Sippy Downs

14 August 2018

Banjo’s is now at Sippy Downs on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  In the centre of Sippy Downs, right near the Sunshine Coast University, Banjo’s Bakery Café has opened the doors of the franchise’s 40th store.

Open from 5am Banjo’s Sippy Downs offers a great range of breakfast and lunch options, freshly baked breads and sweet treats to keep customers coming back for more. Continue reading “Banjo’s 40th store opens in Queensland”

Banjo's arrives in Traralgon

10 July 2018

Exciting news for Traralgon business centre with Banjo’s Bakery Cafe opening a new store – the first in the Latrobe Valley. Founded in Tasmania in 1984, Banjo’s has developed from a single store to a network of bakery cafes across Australia.

In mid-May, the 39th Banjo’s store is opening in Traralgon, Victoria. The new store is franchised to Anthony and Rachel Drouggas who are well known locally and excited to now be a part of the successful Banjo’s network. Continue reading “Banjo’s arrives in Traralgon”

Best Brand Transformation - Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Media Awards

June 13, 2018

The Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Media Awards were held in Sydney on 13th June 2018.

These awards showcased the best franchised businesses throughout Australia in terms of their innovation, creativity, execution, and overall impact in the industry.

We are thrilled to announce that Banjo’s WON First Place for Best Brand Transformation!!

Banjo’s Head of Marketing & Creative, Karen Ahern (second from left above), attended the event to receive the hard earned award.

Excellence in Franchising Awards VIC/TAS

June 15, 2018

On 15th June 2018, Banjo’s CEO and Managing Director, Jessica Saxby was awarded the Franchise Woman of the Year Award in the Vic/Tas division of the Excellence in Franchising Awards.

This award is for excellence in personal and professional achievements by a woman in the franchising sector.

BIG congratulations to Jessica (below centre) on a well-deserved achievement. She has worked hard to develop Banjo’s into the successful brand it is today!

Continue reading “Excellence in Franchising Awards VIC/TAS”

Banjo's Rosny Re-Opens!

23 December, 2017

On 23 December 2017, almost five months to the day after the blaze that almost destroyed the Banjo’s Rosny Park bakery the Tasmania Fire Service crew who attended the fire have reopened it!

On July 25 a gas explosion sparked a major fire at the Banjo’s store, forcing an evacuation of the staff, customers and surrounding businesses and streets.

“Without the rapid response from store manager and staff, and hard work of the Tasmania Fire Service, along with the efficient evacuation of the building and surrounding properties a real tragedy could have occurred.

Continue reading “Banjo’s Rosny Re-Opens!”

GM5FK hits the Derwent Valley!

27 June 2017

A big congratulations goes out to Banjo’s New Norfolk, Triple M Hobart and the local community after raising a whopping $6,750 this week for Give me 5 for Kids and the Royal Hobart Hospital, with a wonderful $2,000 being donated by Banjo’s New Norfolk!!

Although the Derwent Valley didn’t quite beat the Huon Valley’s $9,340 total – the support that turned up was HUGE!

This brings the GM5FK’s Battle of the Valley’s total for 2017 to a whopping $16,090!!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated and showed their support.

Banjo's franchise makes a splash on Sunshine Coast

June 20, 2017

NATASHA Turner had been itching to buy her own Banjo’s franchise after working with the bakery cafe in Tasmania for five years, and now she has her own at Warana.

The former Hobart resident and her partner Derek Armstrong picked up stumps and moved to the Sunshine Coast, opening the Coast’s second Banjo’s on Nicklin Way, Warana, last month.  The couple were mentored through Banjo’s aptly titled Self-Raising Program to grow their own business, and moved to Warana late last year.

Their new store is the company’s fifth in Queensland and adds another vibrant business to the shopping centre it shares with Mick’s Meat Barn and The Fruit Shed, taking over the tenancy formerly occupied by a fish and chip shop.  “It’s nice to get something else in here, to keep the centre going,” Ms Turner said.  “We’ve had a lot of compliments from people, (saying) that it was just what was needed.” Continue reading “Franchise makes a splash on Sunshine Coast”

GM5FK 2017

June 14, 2017

Are you ready to RUMBLE?

It’s the HUON VALLEY vs the DERWENT VALLEY in a mission to out fundraise each other for Give Me 5 For Kids!

The Dave Noonan Show for Breakfast on Hobart’s 107.3 Triple M kicked off this year’s battle between the Huon and Derwent Valley for GM5FK’s at Banjo’s Huonville yesterday with HUGE SUCCESS! The generosity of the Huon Community resulted in $9340 raised during the 3-hour live broadcast by Hobart 107.3 Triple M, making it a tough challenge for the Derwent Valley’s fundraising turn on the 27 June at Banjo’s New Norfolk between 6-9am.

The minimum is set! So, if you’re near Banjo’s New Norfolk on the 27 June, drop in and show your support!  Can the Derwent Valley beat the Huon???

Major expansion for franchise

June 1, 2017

Banjo’s bakeries are in major expansion mode with great business opportunities available Australia wide.

The well-known Tasmanian business, Banjo’s Bakery Cafes is are expanding in 2017/18, with new Drive Thru stores opening in Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Established in 1984 Banjo’s Bakery Cafes currently has thirty-nine stores in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with plans for forty new stores which include a Drive Thru stores model announced today.

Currently in Australia, people are looking for more convenient, healthier more convenient food options that are freshly made, food with local ingredients and the Banjo’s stores nationwide have experienced strong growth in recent years on the back of that trend.

Continue reading “Banjo’s bakeries in major expansion”