The iconic Four ‘n Twenty Pie was invented in Bendigo, Victoria by L.T. McClure who introduced them at the Royal Melbourne Agricultural Show. Owing to increased demand he opened a bakery in a pavilion of the showgrounds, later moving to bigger premises. Australians eat more meat pies per capita than anyone else – on average more than 12 meat pies per year. The Four ‘n Twenty pie factory is the largest in the world, baking 50,000 pies an hour.