Story: Restaurants and food outlets

Cobb & Co restaurant, Auckland, around 1974

Cobb & Co restaurant, Auckland, around 1974

Restaurants aimed at families and casual diners opened in New Zealand in the 1970s. New Zealand Breweries opened the first Cobb & Co restaurant at the South Pacific Hotel in Auckland in 1973 and by 1980 there were 27 throughout the country, mainly located in motor inns or hotels. In 2021 there were eight Cobb & Co restaurants in New Zealand.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Restaurants and food outlets - Teenagers and family restaurants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 5 Sep 2013