Man comletes his mission to visit every Schnitz in Australia
A MELBOURNE man has fulfilled a nearly decade long quest to visit every Schnitz restaurant in Australia, completing his journey in Cairns.
In 2011, Patrick Lijnders was dared by a mate to eat at as many Schnitz outlets serving his favourite breaded chicken breast dish across the nation as possible.
Today, he visited Schnitz on the Cairns Esplanade, his 74th restaurant on his pursuit of poultry, the final destination for his eight-year mission.
After ordering a Swiss-inspired schnitty, the 28-year-old travel agent said he had mixed emotions about coming to the end of his journey.
"It's a bit surreal," he said.
"I think it might take me a while just to sit back and think that I actually did all that."
The Victorian based franchise helped Mr Lijnders out with some of the costs of his quest, including designing him a special T-shirt branded "Schnitz 4 Life."