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Our Story

From small innovative beginnings in the Fry’s Family kitchen, Fry’s has become an international success. In an effort to seek vegetarian varieties Wally and Debbie Fry, both committed vegetarians, began making protein alternatives or meat analogues for their own consumption.

In 1992, just one year later, these ideas formed the canvas for innovative discovery which led to the establishment of Fry Group Foods. Fry Group Foods is still owned and run, passionately, by the Fry’s Family and has grown in product and stature to where it is today.

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Fry’s goes to the UK with Beanies

Untitled-1For the last decade father and daughter team, Patrick and Lisa Drummy, have been importing and distributing Fry’s Vegetarian Foods in the UK. They started Beanie’s Health Foods on an impulse when they discovered that Fry’s in South Africa were looking for someone to import Fry’s into the UK! Lisa is a qualified school teacher and Patrick spent his entire career in the Navy as a submariner. Although they had both had successful careers in education and the forces (and they both love good food!) neither had any specific business training! It was a very steep learning curve – within a few days of contacting Fry’s in South Africa and agreeing to take on the role of importing Fry’s foods they were in Belgium meeting Wally Fry and signing a sole import contract to bring Fry’s into the UK! The rest is history.

Like Fry’s, Beanie’s is still a family business – Pat and Lisa have been so lucky that their family and friends have supported them 100% – they all love Fry’s! You can meet the whole family on their stalls at regular veggie fayres…..

Meet the Fry’s

The business is driven by the family’s passion to create delicious and cruelty-free food that has as little impact on the natural environment as possible with emphasis on putting principles over profits. To find out more about the family click on their profiles below.

Raising children vegetarian

“Mom, what’s for supper?”

Following a well-balanced plant-based diet is not only healthy but evidence suggests that it may help prevent or even reverse some diseases. Furthermore, both the Australian and American Governments have publicly recognised the benefits of plant-based diets.

For more on raising a vegetarian child, CLICK HERE!