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Introducing the GT Beef Pasty

Just in time for the comfort season of fall food! Beginning on September 14 you will find a brand new menu item in our Grand Traverse Pie Company shops. New to the GT Pie family of savory pies is a Michigan favorite – the GT Beef Pasty!

This Michigan favorite has a unique history which began when many ethnic groups were working the copper GT Beef Pasty - September 2015mines in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Because of its portability, the pasty made for a hearty meal easily transported to the mines for nourishment.

Today, a century later Grand Traverse Pie Company has unveiled its first ever pasty, the GT Beef Pasty. This pasty is prepared in traditional form and is filled with delicious ground beef, potatoes, rutabaga, carrots, and onion wrapped up in a hearty and handcrafted crust. Each pasty is served with a side of gravy for dipping (ketchup or sour cream is also available for substitution upon request). Like its predecessors, the GT Pasty is portable and can be eaten on the go or by sitting down with with a salad or soup on the side. The GT Beef Pasty is the perfect back-to-school meal on the go, and full of healthy ingredients to be enjoyed by the entire family. Other selections will be added to the GT Pasty line in the near future.

We invite you to stop in to any of our 15 shops and enjoy the new GT Beef Pasty! We are excited to offer this Michigan favorite and we hope you love it as much as we do.

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14 thoughts on “Introducing the GT Beef Pasty”

  1. Linda says:

    Anxious to try the new pasty.

    1. Erin says:

      We hope you love it, Linda! 🙂

  2. Myra says:

    Can the beef pies and gravy be shipped?

    1. Erin says:

      Hi Myra, thanks so much for your question. At this time they are only available in our pie shops.

  3. Myra schafer says:

    And can I use my reward card in doing so

    1. Erin says:

      Pie Dough Club loyalty rewards can only be used in our shops. 🙂

  4. Jennifer Lemaire says:

    how much does it cost to franchise a store
    Also, how much does a franchisee make a year? thx

    1. Erin says:

      Thank you for your inquiry, Jennifer! However, currently we are not franchising.

  5. Nancy says:

    I tried the G.T. Beef Pasty in Lansing on Aug 28, ’15 and it was amazing! It brought back wonderful memories of summers spent in the U.P. when I was young. This recipe tastes very true to the original pasty recipes from the region. Thanks, G.T. Pie Co. — now, if you’ll just bring them to Ann Arbor, I’ll be VERY happy!

    1. Erin says:

      Hi Nancy, thank you so much for your comment and for trying the new GT Beef Pasty! We love to hear that you enjoyed the pasty so much and it brought back memories. So nice to hear! Our Ann Arbor location on Zeeb Road also has the pasty on their menu. We invite you to stop in for a visit! 🙂

  6. judith giles says:

    I was traveling in MI last summer with a friend and we ate at your restaurant in Kalamazoo( where we both grew up) . The pie was so wonderful we bought a mountain berry pie to enjoy on our travels …Scrumptious ! We had pie and coffee for breakfast every morning – a great way to start the day ! I now live the Bradenton-Sarasota FL area and there are MANY pie lovers here . When are you coming to Florida ?

    1. Erin says:

      Hi Judith, we love to hear that you enjoyed your visit while you were home in Michigan! We don’t have any plans to open in Florida at this time, but we can always ship a pie if you get a Michigan-made craving. 🙂

  7. Charlie says:

    Hi, do you have nutrition facts for the GT Pasty and gravy? The nutrition facts PDF has not been updated to include it. Thank you!

    1. Erin says:

      Hi Charlie, thank you for your question about the GT Beef Pasty. I have updated the Nutrition PDF on our website to add the new menu items. You can view it online here. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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