Invermay has been looking rather crumby lately with The Schnitzel Store opening shop, bringing the German cuisine to the area.
The new food venue has opened up where the old Quilt and Pillow Factory once stood, rejuvenating the building with a German vibe.
Schnitzel Store manager Karen Stevenson said that schnitzel businesses have taken off in Melbourne and she wanted to try it in Launceston.
“We sort of loosely based it on some of the franchises around in Melbourne,” she said.
“[We] just thought that would do great in Tassie, so here we are.”
The business opened January 22 and has become a highly visited location already.
“We’ve had a fairly busy week which is good,” Ms Stevenson said.
“Some lovely customers have popped in and said hi.”
Ms Stevenson said there had been a few speed bumps in the setup of the business in the last week.
“Obviously training new staff, new menu, there’s always teething problems,” she said.
“But I think we’ve handled most of them quite well and everyone has walked away pretty happy.”
We expect a lot of traffic to come through during sporting events, such as BBL and AFL as well as university students when it goes back and when the campus moves downtown.Karen Stevenson
The interior of the building, as well as the outdoor patio is lined with wooden paneling; Ms Stevenson said the design was similar to buildings in Germany.
“It’s sort of a German influence to go along with the schnitzel theme,” she said.
“We’ve also got a few traditional schnitzels on our menu for the more traditional people but we’ve also ‘Australianised’ a little bit.
“So that it caters to a lot of different tastes.”
Ms Stevenson said a popular item for eager Schnitzel foodies was the ‘LUAU’ schnitzel comprising of a chicken schnitzel with bacon, pineapple, cheese, lettuce and smokey bacon gravy.
“It’s pretty yummy that seems to have been the most popular so far,” Ms Stevenson said.
“Sort of based on a Hawaiian pizza.”
Ms Stevenson said being across the road from UTAS Stadium will provide a great stream of people looking to grab food during events.
“We expect a lot of traffic to come through during sporting events, such as BBL and AFL as well as university students when it goes back and when the campus moves downtown,” she said.
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