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Butcher plans a gastronomical British Invasion


As I noted in today’s business spotlight, the new Proper British Bacon in Port Orchard is the first franchised offshoot of the original butcher shop in Auburn. Founder Robin Halbert expects it won’t be the last.

Halbert said he plans to establish several more franchises in the Puget Sound area if the South Kitsap enterprise proves successful. He has his eye on Bellevue and North Seattle as possible locations. Port Orchard store owner Meri Blaisdell suggested Poulsbo, with its European theme, could be a good fit for a Proper British Bacon.

About 25 percent of the customers who frequent the Auburn location are British expats, Halbert said.  The shop has an especially strong following among Microsoft employees and makes regular deliveries to the  Redmond campus.

Halbert is already seeking U.S. Department of Agriculture certification to sell Proper British Bacon branded products in supermarkets.

Above: Marion Hamblin inspects the offering at Proper British Bacon in Port Orchard. (Larry Steagall photo)