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Oporto is one of the most instantly recognizable brands in the Australian quick service food industry, with a network of customer-centric Franchise Partners dedicated to creating vibrant food experiences. Our philosophy is simple – provide delicious food and treat everyone like family. Established in 1986, Oporto was founded on creating an authentic Portuguese taste just up the road from Bondi Beach. People could sense that it was something special, and word quickly spread.

At Oporto, food and family are the driving forces behind everything we do.. We strive to make a difference in the world, and bring happiness to our big Oporto familia.  We’re a home-grown Australian icon from humble beginnings. Teenagers from the 1980s will remember rocking up to our beachside shop, mesmerised by chicken grilled over an open flame with the juicy aroma of Portuguese spices filling the air. Nearly four decades later, we’re still cooking up the same intensely delicious flavours in over 180 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and beyond. A relentless focus on authentic, fresh, flavoursome Portuguese food coupled with a youthful, fun experience, Oporto has carved a unique place for itself in the Australian food industry.

And the good news is that it’s only getting better. Innovation is what the next few years are all about in the Oporto world. So we’re looking for passionate, talented, hard-working people to come on board as franchisees, because Australia just can’t get enough of Oporto!

We’re a proud familia with two iconic Australian sister brands: Red Rooster and Chicken Treat. The three of us sit under the umbrella of Craveable Brands – a company that’s just as enthusiastic about delicious food and family values as we are. Craveable Brands has an impressive team that’s ready to support their Oporto network day and night. With the right tools, an excellent training program and teams of experts on your side, your dream of owning your own business is ready to come true.

Oporto is in a period of rapid growth. Aussies love our style and they can’t get enough of our food, so we need to grow our franchise familia to keep up with demand! We’ve identified dozens of perfect locations for new restaurants, and now we need some new franchise parceiros (partners) to join the team.


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All The Franchising Support You Need At Oporto

New Oporto franchisees will grow successfully by leaning into the learnings of our past history.  A team of experts will be there to work with, help and guide you through the process and ensure you’ll have everything you need to hit the ground running towards a successful launch and entry into our family of successful Franchises.

Knowledge of food or chicken franchises isn’t necessary  before you come aboard. You just need to bring along a customer focussed approach, enthusiasm, motivation, your business skills and an attitude to fully immerse yourself into our proven processes and procedures to be successful.

Chicken is our business and  combined we have virtually hundreds of years of experience here to help you succeed.

Before your store opens, we will run you  through a comprehensive training program. We’ll even provide you with a  turnkey operation if you’re opening a new build. There’s no construction management, no fit-out decisions and no fuss.  We’re here to ensure our success happens through your successful journey leading to your first day in your Oporto franchise.

Every successful operator has a different set of skills and experiences, we will work with your skills and experience to tailor your training and onboarding to ensure everyone is on the same page and ready to move forward on your Oporto journey.

When you open an Oporto, you are opening a restaurant that is part of something bigger than yourself. It’s a network, a family. There is already a clear identity, loyal customers and a bunch of fantastic processes in place. The support you will receive through Oporto’s Operations and Marketing teams means you will be headed in the right direction from day one.

As Oporto is part of Craveable Brands, you will have access to the resources of a huge technical team. They innovate, put into action and roll out all the company’s digital developments – online ordering, contactless customer service and app-led-delivery. That means you’ll get fast development, seamless installation and ongoing support from the moment you start with us.

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Sam Bragg

Oporto CEO
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Deborah Ruka

Oporto Head of Operations
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Sabine Schusse

Oporto Head of Brand & CX
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Karen Bozic

Group CEO
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Jess Gill

Chief Customer Officer
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Kathryn Farnell

Chief People Officer
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Simon Thompson

Chief Property Officer
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Brad Dight

Chief Information Officer

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