The freak shake dream has soured for reality TV mother-daughter duo Anna and Gina Petridis, with their company wound up and liquidators appointed.
‘Pâtissez’ was launched in 2015 after their appearance on My Kitchen Rules, with a store opening in Manuka, followed later in the year by a second in Civic.
Their freak shakes whipped up a social media frenzy and in June 2016 with their appetite for success fully whetted, they turned their ambitions overseas, launching stores in Malaysia and Singapore.
But Pâtissez’s growth could not be maintained, with the Holland Village store in Singapore folding and the Civic store closing its doors only a few weeks ago. However, the Pâtissez Uptown store in Malaysia is still open, according to its Facebook page.
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An ASIC notice advised that a general meeting of the company held on 1 November had resolved that Patissez Pty Ltd be wound up, with Gregory Stuart Andrews and Andrew Juzva from insolvency firm ‘GS Andrews Advisory’ appointed liquidators.
The Manuka store is still trading as Pâtissez but under new management, with reports the business has been sold.
A spokesperson for Pâtissez described the news as a “sad development, however, the dream and passion will continue.”
And a HerCanberra Facebook comment suggest the pair remain upbeat about their business futures:
“Hey everyone – actually really humbled by the love (& honestly a little surprised lol). It’s been an insane couple of years for us & we definitely bit off more than we could chew! The dream lives on, as does Manuka. There have been MANY mistakes but we gave it a red hot go & learned a lot. Our situation was pretty unique & we certainly got caught up in the madness! We’ve lost a lot & there has been some big heartache but…it’s time to rebuild & we couldn’t be more excited. Keep watching homies…2018’s gonna be a good year!!”
The liquidators were approached for this story.