Shannon Scott from Taste South Burnett in early 2017.
Shannon Scott from Taste South Burnett in early 2017. Michael Nolan

Iconic food business closes door for good

AN ICONIC South Burnett food business closed its doors for good on Christmas Eve.

In a statement on their website Taste South Burnett owners Shannon and Megan Scott announced the closure.

"Sunday December 24 2017 will be the final ever day of trading for Taste South Burnett,” they said.

"After a record breaking Christmas period, we thought we would go out on a high note and close permanently.

"We have been trying to sell the business for sometime now but have been unable to find a suitable buyer, and now our beautiful little family must come first.”

Taste South Burnett has been open in Kingaroy for 19 years, originally opening at the Old Kingaroy Butter Factory in 1998. It was operated then under Stuart Range Estate Wines Cellar Door.

In 2007 Kingaroy Cheese took over the business as a way of selling their cheese and other local wine.

In 2009 it became Taste South Burnett, adding fudge to the product line-up.

The Scotts took over the business in June 2010 after seeing an advert of the businesses sale in a newspaper.

They have been running it ever since.

The shop has been in its current location, in an alleyway off Alford St, since March 2014.

"We thank all of our wonderful customers - many of whom have become friends - for all your support and kindness over the past 7.5 years,” the Scotts said.

"We will miss you dearly.”

Taste South Burnett offered a wide range of local products including wines, larder, fudge and more, as well as meals cooked using local produce.

Dozens of customers took to the business' Facebook and Instagram pages following the announcement to wish the owners well and express their sadness.

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