World Franchise Review 2018

WORLD FRANCHISE REVIEW 22 Food Chicken Oporto Bold, fresh & spicy flame grilled Portuguese chicken Potuguese flame grilled chicken Country of Origin Australia Target Markets UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, worldwide For more details please contact: Portuguese flame grilled chicken doused with a unique zesty chilli sauce has formed the core offering of Oporto for more than 30 years. With over 150 franchised outlets serving Australian patrons with its bold and spicy flavors, Oporto is now expanding into international markets. “It’s now time to share our famous Portuguese grilled chicken, delicious chicken burgers and addictive chilli sauce with the rest of the world,” says Brett Cadman, CEO of parent company Craveable Brands. “Oporto has a stand out offering – a combination of Portuguese flavours with an Australian influence – it’s the perfect combination.” Oporto has extensive market operations which have enabled the concept to be finetuned to work across a portfolio of store formats, from a small store footprint of 60sqm, to food courts, shop fronts and large standalone drive-through restaurants. International franchise partners will be supplied with a four week training program for their corporate and store management, plus two weeks of support in the field during their first store launch. Additional assistance includes local sourcing for store builds and ingredient supply chains. Oporto extended into the New Zealand marketplace in 2001 where it currently trades across nine sites. More recently deals have been signed with partners in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, and the brand is targeting the Middle East and Southeast Asia for the next phase of its master franchisee recruitment. “Whilst Oporto has come a long way from the days of our first store in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bondi, we have never forgotten our heritage of high quality, great tasting and authentic fresh-grilled chicken and burgers,” adds Cadman. “We are seeking passionate master franchisees with a strong knowledge of their local food and beverage market. Strong property capabilities along with supply chain capabilities will also be advantageous.”