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Company History

Company History

Muffin Break was born in Canada when the first batch of delicious, piping hot muffins came out of the muffin oven. Since then, Foodco acquired rights to this concept and refined it designing fresh, contemporary interiors for our stores, adding mouthwatering savoury selections to our menu. The new Muffin Break opened its first door in Coolangatta in 1989 and has kept on growing since.

Here is a brief overview of Muffin Break's history.


1989 First Muffin Break opened in Queensland, Australia.
1990 Store Count: 5 outlets in Australia.
1992 Store Count: 18 outlets in Australia.
1994 First Muffin Break opened in Auckland, NZ.
1999 Store count: 105 outlets in Australia, 10 outlets in NZ.
2002 Muffin Break opened in Derby, UK.
2003 First new Muffin Break opened in San Jose, USA. Launch of Muffin Break's children's characters, Freddy and Frances Fresh.
2004 National Retail Association Winner, Franchisor of the Year Hospitality.
2006 Muffin Break launches the Weight Watchers muffins in Australia.


Store Count: 256 locations worldwide. 179 in Australia, 36 in New Zealand and 41 in the United Kingdom. Muffin Break continues to grow.
2015  Muffin Break opens it's first UK store within a retail park. Muffin Break Durham.