Butchery has new owners
CHILDERS Butchery customers will have noticed a change behind the counter last week, with new owners ready to take up the challenge.
Cathy and Jamie Rush owned a mobile butchery in the region, which serviced Childers, Bundaberg, Gin Gin and surrounding areas since 2008.
A serious injury to Mr Rush in October last year forced the Booyal couple to rethink their career options.
Mr Rush injured his arm while cutting a T-bone steak.
“The cut severed some tendons and put him out for six months,” Mrs Rush said.
“We didn't know if he would come back 100 per cent.
“There was a lot of physical work involved in the previous job and this is a little less physical.”
The forced lay-off came at a fortuitous time, as former Childers Butchery owner Ken Schultz was ready to hang up the apron after about 12 years.
“Customers have been asking where Ken is all week,” Mr Rush said.
“He is well-liked around Childers.”
Mrs Rush said building relationships with customers was important to them.
“There is a real social side to this that I really enjoy,” she said.
The couple said they would hold an official under-new-management opening day in the coming weeks once the business settled down.
TOP CUT: Jamie and Cathy Rush are excited about taking ownership of Childers Butchery.