Australian Franchise News – 26-08-09
Oporto is always on the lookout for motivated entrepreneurs to join our existing franchisees who are sharing in our companies growing success within the fast food franchising segment.
Excellent new and existing opportunities exist in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and regional locations throughout the East Coast of Australia, and due to the flexibility of Oporto’s menu and operations we can offer a number of exciting store formats including food court, street front and drive thru.
Oporto CEO Jeff Fisher says “moving into new state and regional markets is part of the natural progression for Oporto as we bring the great taste of our food to an ever growing number of customers”.
“For the last two decades, Oporto has been a strong competitor within the quick service restaurant market in Sydney and the opening of stores outside of our core market has been an important milestone for us. It has also been fantastic for customers in these regions who until now have had to go without our famous taste for far to long” says Jeff Fisher.
Oporto prides itself in providing franchisees with the highest levels of support in all areas of business operations. Oporto’s Franchisee Support office in St Leonards, Sydney provides franchisees with qualified marketing, operations and business advice.
“The secret to building a successful franchise system involves being prepared to provide high levels of service to your franchisee partners. You need to over invest in support from a very early stage, whilst trying to be very focused throughout the franchisee selection process.
“We look for franchisees who really want to be a part of our brand, working within the store to ensure a real hands on dedication to their business,’” said Mr. Fisher.
Oporto has over 110 stores across Australia and New Zealand and opens an average of 15 stores every year. It has plans to expand into the USA and UK markets, and will open its first store in the UK by December 2008 in London’s Victoria Station, one of the city’s busiest metropolitan railway stations.
To add to Oporto’s success story, for the third consecutive year, Oporto has been listed in the BRW Top 50 fastest growing fast food Franchises in Australia.*
Oporto opened the first store at North Bondi in 1986, offering Sydneysiders and tourists a taste of their unique fresh grilled chicken and chicken burgers. The restaurant was an instant success. The hero product, the Bondi Burger, continues to be an Australian favourite. More than seven million Bondi Burgers are sold around Australia per year.
*Source: BRW Hot Franchise Issue Feb ’08, ’07, ‘06
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