I WAS a teenager when Brodies first opened in Gympie in 1987 with their uniquely juicy barbecue chicken.
As the years rolled by, it became a regular port of call after a big night out.
A quarter chicken and chips or a Brodies burger was (is) the perfect hangover cure.
The point is, like Caitlyn Shadbolt, the Muster and Andrew Fisher, Brodies is a Gympie success story.
The business expanded into Brisbane and was doing well until recently.
To hear that creditors will now decide the fate of our home-grown quarter chicken and chips is sad news.
These are tough times for many small businesses, and finding a way through has proven impossible for some.
I just hope they are given a Brodies quarter chicken and chips before making any big decisions.
One taste and they will know this company has a future.