Being greeted with “Hey pork chops!” at sporting events in Nelson Mandela Bay is all part of being one half of The 2 Fat Butchers for Andrew Broughton.
In the four years since opening up the popular Walmer seller of gourmet and traditionally prepared meats, Andrew Broughton has grown to enjoy being recognised in public as “the fat butcher”.
In fact, when opening up the butchery with brother Craig in 2011, it was Andrew who decided on the name.
“I wanted a name that would make people smile when driving past the shop. A name they would remember and talk about around the braai,” Andrew said.
Inside the store, you are blown away by the quality and selection of meats on offer, including gourmet sausages filled with cranberry and brie or pork and blue cheese – their version of traditional boerewors – and new inventions like the biltong steak to traditional Leicestershire pork pies.
The South African and English products sold in the store are intertwined with the heritage of the Broughton family. Andrew and Craig were born in Port Elizabeth to English parents, but the family moved back to Leicestershire in the United Kingdom when the boys were two and three years old.
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