We love people. We love food.
Our philosophy is simple – provide delicious food, and treat everyone like family.
At Oporto, food and family are the driving forces behind everything we do. We’re focused on family values, and every day, we work from the heart. We’re not afraid of our curious side and always look for ways we can be better. We strive to make a difference in the world, and bring happiness to our big Oporto familia. So if you want to own one of the best food franchises in Australia, we’re ready for you!
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Why buy an Oporto franchise?
Because we win together.
Buying an Oporto store brings you into a family of professional people who are focussed on embracing work & life at every moment of every day – and better still, they are ready to support you every step of the way’. We’ll train you to be the best business owner you can be, and help you grow your grilled chicken franchise. We’re exciting, future-thinking and we work hard.
And with a huge network ready to step in and help, success is right here waiting for you.
Who is Oporto?
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 and New Zealand. Today, Oporto continues to open new stores across Australia. .
We’re a proud ‘familia’ that also has 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.
When you open an Oporto, you are opening a restaurant that is part of something bigger than yourself. It’s a network, a familia. 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.
Craveable Brands has an impressive team that’s ready to support their Oporto familia day and night. With the right tools, an excellent training program and super-smart people on your side, your dream of owning your own business is ready to come true.
Location, location, location
Finding the perfect location for a new Oporto restaurant is key focus for our dedicated property team. They’re property mavens who love finding the next trendy area that will have customers queued down the street for a sensational Oporto burger.
Get tech working for you
We ensure that our brand is at the forefront of technology because future-proofing Oporto is our goal. Our IT team is busy propelling our brand and restaurants into the future – making sure we’re 100% ready for whatever comes our way.
Speaking of digital…
Customers love the digital experience as much as they love great food. And this is where the benefit of being part of the larger Craveable Brands comes in handy. You can just focus on running your business while we develop all the digital aspects. Have you had a chance to check out our award-winning app? That’s our digital team’s brainchild.
Draw on the buying power of a national giant
Our brand reputation relies on quality, so we do everything possible to make sure we keep it strong. Our shared resources and purchasing power means we excel in supply management and food safety. So, if you don’t want to worry about the nuts and bolts of your supply chain, we’re the ticket.
Great food that makes your customers happy
Our customers appreciate our commitment to an Australian-first approach to partnering with suppliers. When it comes to sourcing exciting new food combinations, we’re not afraid to push the boundaries, do things differently and still hold true to our core values.
All the franchising support you need
Real talk: if you’re willing to put in the work, you can run a successful Oporto store.
There’s no prior knowledge necessary. Cool, right? The one and only thing you need to do is follow the recipe that Oporto & Cravable Brands has developed over time. Our collective experience across several brands means we understand technology, operations, employee relations, training and development and food safety better than anyone. Trust us: you’re in the right place.
Keen to join our familia as a franchisee?
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s it like to own an Oporto franchise?
Owning an Oporto franchise is like walking into a family reunion where everyone’s in the kitchen, working together, smiling and laughing. We’re a friendly, adventurous lot who come from diverse backgrounds but share a love for food and people.
We work hard because we enjoy it. We’re not afraid to roll our sleeves up, do what needs to be done and pass down the tradition of building a business to the next generation.
How much does it cost to buy an Oporto franchise?
An Oporto franchise ranges between $400,000 and $800,000 (plus GST) depending on whether you buy a new or existing store. We lay out other ongoing costs in our Disclosure Document, which our Franchising Team will provide to you when you enquire.
How is owning a franchise different to owning my own business?
When you own a franchise, you’re walking into a proven, established, successful business that has customers waiting at the door. A franchise has a trusted brand, proven success, collective buying power, ongoing support, training and accessible finance options. When you start your own business it can take years to build brand trust and a loyal following, when you open a franchise this has already been done for you.
Can I suggest a location to open an Oporto franchise?
You sure can. We’re always looking for new places to open the next Oporto. When our Property team scouts locations for the new Oporto stores, they want it to be in the centre of the food and buying action. They’ll check out the location to see if it ticks the boxes, and if so, they’ll help seal the deal for you.
What qualifications do I need to buy an Oporto franchise?
We offer an extensive training program to teach you the business side. So as long as you are customer focussed, are willing to create a supportive workplace, have the drive, we’ll help you with the rest. Yes, some business savvy is helpful, but having good interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic are much more important.
I already own a business. Can I still buy an Oporto franchise?
Sure, but we do recommend you give your Oporto restaurant your full attention. The most successful Oporto locations are owned by lead-by-doing owners who are hands-on and available every day. And we want to set up all of our business owners for success!
How do I get started?
If you’re ready to learn more, click the Apply Now button at the top of the page. We’re excited to talk to you.