Fergburger’s new venture: still baking


Prepare to be underwhelmed, at least in the short term.

Last week, brown paper covered the windows at the former Cutting Edge hairdressers on Shotover Street next to Fergburger.

But you won’t be eating Ferg fish and chips, or meat from a Ferg butcher, or whatever else they’ve got planned, any time soon.

The iconic Queenstown business has sub-let the space for at least three months to Australian firm Happy Travels.

It’ll open an as yet unnamed booking business to complement its Happy Travels booking agency further along the street.

Fergburger manager Stephen Bradley says: “We’re having nothing to do with that space for the next 12 weeks - it’s another business, not a Ferg venture.’

And coy Bradley wouldn’t reveal what Ferg’s got in mind for the future.

When asked whether a rumoured Ferg butcher was on the cards, he says: “You guys have got the wrong rumour - the one I’ve been hearing all the time is the fish and chips one, I’ve heard that a lot more than the butcher.

“But it’s not us for the next while. In future we’ll look at options for the site.”

The firm has within the last few years opened a Fergbaker and a Mrs Ferg ice cream parlour next to its world-famous eatery, and also has plans for a function room on an upper level.