PUKKA Pies will be joining the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers next season.
The Leicester-based pie manufacturer has renewed an agreement to continue supplying their award-winning pies and savouries at Loftus Road.
Fans will again be able to sample the delights of Pukka Pies – who last season supplied a record-breaking 700,000 pies to football fans across all four divisions.
Pukka Pies Marketing Controller Peter Mayes said: “We are delighted to be going into the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers.
"The club enjoyed a fantastic championship-winning campaign and we look forward to supplying even more fans with our quality products at Loftus Road.
"We enjoyed a record-breaking season ourselves last year and the 2011-12 campaign promises to be even better.
"Traditionally, our clubs experience excellent growth in average sales of pies and savouries and we look forward to developing that further in the Premier League with QPR."
Last year Pukka Pies enjoyed a record sale of over 700,000 pies to football fans throughout the Premier League, Football League and Conference, and hope to break through the million pound barrier in forthcoming campaigns.
The Leicester-based company also supply pies to rugby league and rugby union clubs, cricket counties and the Santa Pod Raceway.
At football clubs In the Midlands and South, the most popular flavour of pies sold is Steak and Kidney. In the North the top choice is Potato and Meat. Chicken Balti and Chicken and Mushroom are a close second and third. Balti pies come in third in most regions.
Overall, Steak and Kidney pies account for around 30 per cent of sales with Cheese and Onion Pasties accounting for eight per cent of the market.
Pukka’s strong relationship with the football family has seen them embark on a long-term sponsorship with the Pukka Pies England Band. The Band are an ever-present at all England international fixtures throughout the World and Pukka Pies have also sent the Band to cheer on our athletes to a record medal haul in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Pukka Pies are the nation's favourite manufacturer of branded pies - making over 60 million pies every year. An independent company based in Leicestershire, they employ 280 people at their head office.