With the recent opening of the Pancake Parlour in Melbourne Central I wasn’t that curious to check it out as I think I have eaten their 2 times in my whole life. Although the ingredients to my Nonna’s pancakes (which are delicious!) consists of 1% batter and 99% sugar, diabetes is a price I’d rather pay than for the over priced crap cakes the Pancake Parlour serve up, but I digress…
After briefly discussing the Pancake Parlour with a friend later that night my friend started to tell me about how the Pancake Parlour is actually owned by the Church of Scientology. I was quite surprised to hear this but the more and more she told me the more and more it made sense. Just to give you a sample of one of the things she said (keep in mind she isn’t one of those paranoid people crippled by the paranoia of the countless conspiracies out there) and I am quoting my friend verbatim here “because pyramid schemes you are required to pay tax, but this is a pyramid scheme under the guise of religion so they don’t pay tax.” I promptly did some online research after she told me and she was definitely right.
Now I have nothing against religion for all I care people can believe in whatever they want but I was just quite taken aback by what my friend had told me. This sort of information seems like the sort of the thing that a lot of people would know about (either that or I missed the boat a long time ago) hence me deciding to write about it. That and my constant struggle to find anything to write about anything substantial.
In spirit of the recent network essay, I decided I would ‘filter’ some of the information for my readers (sarcasm all over your face) just in case they wanted to find out more on this subject; This information is courtesy of this website here
“At many of these restaurants, you will find a notice board and a rack of pamphlets, flyers and local newspapers at the entrance or near the cash registers
Amongst the various ads and general news, you will almost always find pamphlets advertising for drug and alcohol counseling, mental illness therapy, student services of various kinds, and of course the ubiquitous “Free Stress Test”
Some ex-employees of the Pancake Parlour have claimed that the only way to get a promotion or become a manager is to join the Church.
The history of the Pancake Parlour, its founders and their background with the Church of Scientology was once found on the Pancake Parlour Wikipedia page, but has been removed in the last two years; The current entry has almost no information, despite the chain being the most well known pancake chain in Australia”