Free potatoes for every customer when Spudshed opens new Midland store

L-R: Sebastian and Frankie Galati, Spudshed Operations Managers, outside the new Spudshed store in Bellevue. Photo: David Baylis
L-R: Sebastian and Frankie Galati, Spudshed Operations Managers, outside the new Spudshed store in Bellevue. Photo: David Baylis

RESIDENTS in the east looking for a bargain can snag themselves a free bag of potatoes when spud king Tony Galati opens his newest Spudshed outlet in Midland on November 1.

The store, which will operate 24/7, will be giving away a 1kg bag of spuds to every customer that walks through the door from Thursday to Sunday.

Customers will also have the chance to win free spuds for a year.

Mr Galati said the location of the store was significant because it was where he first handed out free potatoes back in the 90s during his war with the now defunct potato market regulator, the Potato Marketing Corporation.

“Twenty years ago we gave away free spuds at the old Military Markets in Midland and at the time I promised the residents of Midland that one day I would open a Spudshed there,” he said.

“I am happy to finally be able to honour that promise.

“This will be our 10th store and we hope to open a further two next year, most likely north of the river.”

The new Spudshed has created 70 new jobs and will be located at the old Military Market site on Clayton Street.

The grand opening will be at 9am on Thursday, November 1.