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Have A Quick Bite With Oporto CEO, Sam Bragg

Brand News: May 12, 2022

Meet Sam Bragg, our CEO at Oporto. In this Quick Bites video, Sam welcomes us into store to give us some insight into the brand, our Franchise Partners and what…

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As Oporto Expands Through VIC, NSW and QLD, we sat down with CEO, Sam Bragg, to discuss the future of the brand.

Brand News: March 31, 2022

Oporto is a home-grown Australian icon from humble beginnings. Teenagers from the 1980s will remember rocking up to Oporto’s beachside shop, mesmerised by chicken grilled over an open flame with…

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Have A Quick Bite With QLD Franchise Partners, Jason and Santosh

Video interviews: March 24, 2022

Jason and Santosh are the owners of Birtinya Oporto restaurant. Long-term best friends and now business partners, both Jason and Santosh moved to QLD with their families to open an…

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Have A Quick Bite With QLD Franchise Partner, Ken Sharma

Video interviews: March 24, 2022

Ken Sharma is the owner of  Rothwell Oporto restaurant. Ken moved from Sydney to Queensland to open her first business with Oporto. A mother of two, she relocated her family…

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Video interviews: March 24, 2022

Adrian and Moose are the owners of Wetherill Park Oporto restaurant.  They have been a part of the Oporto familia for over 18 years! They share Oporto’s love of people…

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Have A Quick Bite With QLD Franchise Partner Reddy Goguri

Video interviews: March 22, 2022

Reddy Goguri is the owner of Toowoomba Oporto restaurant.  He made the move from NSW to QLD to open an Oporto and hasn’t looked back! After establishing the first Oporto…

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Have a Quick Bite with NSW Franchise Partner, Ken Askoy

Video interviews: February 2, 2022

Ken Askoy is the owner of Surry Hills and Castle Towers’ Oporto restaurants.  He is passionate about team mentorship and inspiring his team to enable to reach their fullest potential. Want…

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Oporto’s Menu Offers Healthy Options For All

Brand News: December 10, 2021

Oporto has overcome low expectations afforded to salads in the deep QSR space with a premium range that is packed with flavour unique to Oporto. By providing customers with more…

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Brand News: May 10, 2021

While Oporto is known for cooking up delicious home cooked food for its valued customers, behind the scenes and in the office there exists another kind of nurture; the leadership.…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Bondi Junction, NSW

Brand News: March 17, 2020

We are excited to announce the opening today of Oporto’s latest Food Court @ Westfield Bondi Junction NSW. This is Oporto’s 11th for the year & Craveable brands 15th new-restaurant…

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A fiery partnership: Netball Queensland and Queensland Firebirds join forces with Oporto

Brand News: March 11, 2020

Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds have fired up the 2020 season by announcing a new partnership with flame-grilled chicken trailblazer Oporto. As the Official Quick Service Restaurant Partner, the…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Belconnen, ACT

Brand News: March 3, 2020

We are excited to announce the opening today of Oporto’s latest Free Standing Drive-Thru @ Belconnen ACT. This is Oporto’s 10th for the year & Craveable brands 14th new-restaurant opening…

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Franchise Structures and Exclusive Franchise Agreements: Get to know the franchise industry

FAQs: March 3, 2020

There’s a frightening statistic that says over 60% of small businesses fail within three years. The good news is that Franchise Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) businesses continually buck that trend.…

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Franchising Strategy: 8 tips for franchise marketing success

FAQs: February 24, 2020

So, you’re considering a franchise business. The first step to set yourself up for business success is to develop a Franchising Strategy (also called a franchise business plan).  Put simply,…

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Types of Franchise Arrangements: What you need to know

FAQs: February 17, 2020

Every year, more and more people choose to open a franchise business in Australia. If you’re keen to join the almost 80,000 franchised businesses in Australia, the first step is…

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What is franchising and how does it work?

FAQs: February 11, 2020

Franchising is a growing sector in Australia worth over $182 billion. According to The Franchise Council of Australia, there are over 80,000 franchised business.  The first franchise businesses in Australia…

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10 Things You Need to Know about Small Business Franchises in Australia

FAQs: February 3, 2020

If you’re still in the early stages of your new small business journey, it’s sensible to do your research and weigh up the options available to you. For example, do…

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How much to own a franchise in Australia

FAQs: January 27, 2020

There are huge benefits that come with buying a franchise. From the established customer base and clever marketing that comes with a well-known brand, to ongoing support and training from…

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Looking for the best Franchise Partners in the country - IS THIS YOU?

Video interviews: January 21, 2020

Are you looking for business opportunities? Oporto is opening 18 stores in the next months. We are looking for the best business owners to join the familia! But, we know…

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What is a franchise vs franchisee?

FAQs: December 19, 2019

What is a franchise? A Franchise is a trademarked business formula owned by a company (Franchisor) and is available to individuals to purchase the rights to operate a small business…

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What is franchising?

FAQs: December 18, 2019

What is franchising? Franchising in Australia is among the most dynamic and progressive business sectors in the economy. It is a recognised and reputable way of doing business in Australia. According…

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs: December 6, 2019

Here’s a run through of all the Frequently Asked Questions we get about being an Oporto franchisee. We hope you find them helpful! The Business What is a franchise? A…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Castle Towers NSW

Brand News: December 5, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening today of Oporto’s latest food court @ Castle Towers NSW. This is Oporto’s 9th for the year & Craveable brands 13th new-restaurant opening…

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Why own a Franchise Business?

FAQs: December 4, 2019

Every year, more and more people choose to start a franchise business in Australia. But why consider a franchise? Why not start your own business from scratch instead? Statistically, buying…

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Franchising Management: 7 tips for a successful business

FAQs: December 4, 2019

You’d love to buy a franchise and be your own boss, but you don’t have any experience. That’s OK – many franchisees build super successful businesses without ever having worked…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Canberra DFO ACT

Brand News: November 18, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening today of Oporto’s latest food court @ Canberra DFO ACT. This is Oporto’s 8th for the year & Craveable brands 11th new-restaurant opening…

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Chicken is Australia’s favourite meat!

Brand News: October 10, 2019

It’s World Chicken Day… and our research shows that Chicken is Australia’s favourite meat…   Australians love chicken twice as much as beef and pork, and six times more than…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto DFO South Wharf, VIC

Brand News: September 2, 2019

We are excited to announce that today we opened our 5th Oporto and Craveable brands restaurant for FY20 @ DFO South Wharf VIC. Congratulations to our Franchise Partner Rehan Ali…

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Oporto opened 3 New stores in August

Brand News: September 1, 2019

We are celebrating the end of winter in style: 3 NEW STORE OPENINGS in August that were just the beginning of a promising FY20 for Oporto 🚀 🙌🏽 Congratulations to our…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Cranbourne North, VIC

Brand News: July 3, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest drive thru restaurant @ Cranbourne North VIC which opened on Friday 28th June 2019.  This is Oporto’s 20th  & Craveable’s…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Waterloo - NSW

Brand News: June 21, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest shopfront restaurant at Waterloo NSW which opened today. This is Oporto’s 19th & Craveable’s 26th new-restaurant opening in Australia for…

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Oporto winner of the Customer Experience QSR Award!

Brand News: June 21, 2019

#OMG – WE DID IT! 💥 Oporto winner of the Customer Experience QSR Award 🙌🏼 We are proud for receiving what we believe is one of the most especial awards…

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Our support - Ensuring best quality of food products is delivered

Video interviews: June 18, 2019

Our Technical team works restless to ensure that the high quality of food products delivered to our 570+ restaurants is consistent. With 16 years experience in the food industry, paired…

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Why Emotional Intelligence is important to run a business

Uncategorized: June 6, 2019

Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI), emotional leadership (EL), emotional quotient (EQ) and emotional intelligence quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others,…

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New Restaurant Opening: Oporto Claremont, WA

Brand News: May 17, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest shopfront restaurant @ Claremont WA opened today. This is Oporto’s 18th & Craveable’s 23rd new-restaurant opening in Australia for FY19. Congratulations to Oporto…

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What drives this Oporto state manager?

In The Media: April 30, 2019

How does a regional manager help build a brand and develop a strong franchisee network? Julie Pateman, Oporto state manager in Queensland, gives Inside Franchise Business Executive a peek inside her…

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General Manager of Franchising - Meet Sean O'Connor

Video interviews: April 23, 2019

Leading the squad – Building the Network Increasing the footprint of our brands nationwide is a key focus for Craveable according to the business’ General Manager of Franchising Sean O’Connor.…

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Our support - Delivering first class onboarding and continued training

Video interviews: April 18, 2019

With 17 years experience in learning and development, Melissa Anderson and her team develop and implement first class training for onboarding franchisees as well as continued learning for franchisees and…

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QSR MEDIA: Oporto banks on their revitalised in-store experience to reach a growing millennial market

In The Media: April 17, 2019

CEO Craig Tozer elaborates on the thought process behind the chain’s new store design and their revamped national training programme. Since starting its voyage in North Bondi in 1986 and…

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Top 5 reasons to buy a Oporto store

FAQs: April 15, 2019

Making the decision to be your own boss is a big one… And deciding whether to buy an existing business, or invest in a franchise can make the choice even…

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New Store Opening: Oporto Menai, NSW

Brand News: April 4, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest shopfront restaurant @ Menai NSW which opened today. This is Oporto’s 16th & Craveable’s 21st new-restaurant opening in Australia for FY19.…

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Oporto launches a campaign bespoke to the users’ individual search

Brand News: March 22, 2019

Oporto is famous for its flavoursome food that gets you out of your comfort zone. How can we showcase our food quality, whilst instilling this spirit of adventure? Collaborating with…

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Oporto partners with the Southern Districts Soccer Football Association (SDSFA)

Brand News: March 21, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Southern Districts Soccer Football Association (SDSFA). Through a sponsorship from 10 of our stores located in the south west Sydney region,…

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New store Opening: Oporto Mittagong, NSW

Brand News: March 8, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest drive-thru restaurant @ Mittagong NSW which opened today, 8th March 2019. This is Oporto’s 14th & Craveable’s 19th new-restaurant opening in…

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Mine Askoy - Franchise Partner and mum of three

Familia News: March 6, 2019

#OportoWomensWeek – Mine (and her husband) have been with Oporto for 14 years. Since the very beginning she was attached to brand’s products and after more than a decade she…

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Oporto Franchise Partner in NSW - Meet Akanksha Taneja

Familia News: March 5, 2019

#OportoWomensWeek – She is Akanksha Taneja, multi store Franchise Partner at NSW. Akanksha owns and operates the Oporto restaurants at Penrith and Glenmore Park, however it wasn’t always like this. Actually,…

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State Team Member of the Year - Meet Ashleigh Hocking

Familia News: March 4, 2019

#OportoWomensWeek – She is Asleigh Hocking, State Team Member of the year and a great inspiration for all those working with her at the Berkeley Vale store. She has been…

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Oporto teams up with Aussie Motocross champ Robbie Maddison

Brand News: February 19, 2019

Adventurous Collaboration  An exciting content collaboration with Australian freestyle motocross daredevil Robbie Maddison kicks off later this month on Oporto social channels. The content campaign called Feed Your Adventure will…

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Reasons to join Oporto as a Franchise Partner in QLD

FAQs: February 13, 2019

OPORTO QUEENSLAND – A GROWING AND PROMISING MARKET FOR OPORTO.  In the next five years we’ll double our number of Queensland stores to 35. We’ve identified Queensland as a growing,…

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Oporto Franchise Partner in Melbourne - Reshmi Nair

Familia News: January 23, 2019

Close family ties are this franchisee’s secret weapon For Victorian franchisee Reshmi Nair, running a string of successful Oporto stores is a real family affair. Having grown up in the…

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Head of Design - Meet Nick Hutchison-Smith

Familia News: January 16, 2019

CREATIVE DESIGN AND GOOD MESSAGING – NOT SUCH A TALL ORDER FOR THIS A GENTLE GIANT Nick Hutchison-Smith describes the last two years at Craveable Brands* as some of the…

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Oporto franchisee in Brisbane - Meet Sid Reddy

Familia News: January 15, 2019

HOW A FAMILY PASSION FOR OPORTO BONDI BURGERS INSPIRED A BUSINESS DREAM.   Oporto franchisee in Brisbane CBD, QLD Armed with a degree in IT, Sid Reddy was all set…

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Oporto franchisee in Sydney - Meet Phanindra Valluripalli

Familia News: January 8, 2019

HOW A LEFT TURN LED TO A SUCCESSFUL NEW CAREER AS A FRANCHISEE. Phanindra Valluripalli – Oporto franchisee in Sydney CBD, NSW Phanindra Valluripalli had his heart set on a…

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Reasons to join Oporto as a Franchise Partner in NSW

FAQs: December 25, 2018

Why did Oporto Franchise Partners decide to join the brand in NSW? Akanksha Taneja Franchise Partner in Glenmore Park and Penrith If someone is passionate about food and loves experimenting with their…

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Oporto Business Development Manager - Meet Anita Elsayed

Familia News: December 14, 2018

FAMILY ALWAYS COMES FIRST – CARING FOR YOUR PEOPLE BRINGS OUT THE GREATER GOOD IN BUSINESS. Anita Elsayed – Oporto Business Development Manager She is the bold, loud and charismatic…

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Four new store openings this week - OMG!

Brand News: December 3, 2018

At Oporto, we are living a real #OMG moment: FOUR new store openings this week… And more to come before Christmas – watch this space! Food Court @ Chatswood Westfield NSW…

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New store opening: Oporto Chatswood Westfield

Brand News: December 1, 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest Food Court store! It was opened on Saturday the 1st December at Chatswood Westfield NSW. This is Oporto’s 6th & Craveable’s 10th new-store opening…

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Oporto franchisee in Toowoomba - Meet Reddy Goguri

Familia News: November 23, 2018

RUNNING AN OPORTO STORE HAS MADE THIS FRANCHISEE FEEL RIGHT AT HOME Reddy Goguri – Oporto franchisee in Toowoomba, Queensland (QLD) When Reddy Goguri first moved to Australia five years…

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Oporto franchisee in Melbourne - Meet Janette Slonimski

Familia News: November 18, 2018

HOW BEING A POSITIVE MENTOR HAS TAKEN THIS FRANCHISEE TO GREAT HEIGHTS. Janette Slonimski – Oporto franchisee in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Working with young people in the QSR industry can…

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Head of Learning - Meet Melissa Anderson

Familia News: November 15, 2018

THE MOTHER OF ALL TRAINERS – BUILDING LEARNING PATHWAYS AND LONG-TERM CAREERS With around 12,000 staff in her remit (many of them young crew) as the Head of Learning and…

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Oporto franchisee in Mount Druitt - Meet Faisall Mehr

Familia News: November 10, 2018

HOW HARD WORK AND STRONG FAMILY MENTORS DRIVE THIS YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER. He may be only 23, but Faisall Mehr is already packing more into his young working life than…

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Oporto Queensland State Manager - Meet Julie Pateman

Familia News: November 7, 2018

OPORTO QUEENSLAND – THE BEST IS YET TO COME!  In the next five years we’ll double our number of Queensland stores to 35. Julie Pateman – Oporto Queensland State Manager Since…

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Head of Technical - Meet Toni Spicer-Chase

Familia News: November 5, 2018

FROM FARM GIRL TO GAME CHANGER – PUTTING THE QUALITY IN QA Toni Spicer-Chase has no problem in going that extra mile in her role as Head of Technical at…

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Oporto Franchisee in Kings Cross - Meet Ming Jones

Familia News: October 31, 2018

HOW A FATEFUL VISIT TO AN OPORTO STORE CHANGED THE DESTINY OF A SIBERIAN ENGINEER. Oporto franchisee in Kings Cross (Sydney), NSW Having studied to be an engineer in his…

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More bun, more fun - NEW LONG BONDI BURGER

Brand News: October 30, 2018

From today you can now get our famous Bondi Burger in its longer format – the LONG BONDI! It is part of our values… WE LOVE PEOPLE. WE LOVE FOOD.…

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Oporto introduces new store design and concept

Brand News: October 29, 2018

New Oporto store opening in Greenhills comes with a new design and new concept. Introduced by Oporto CEO, Craig Tozer, who takes on a bit of a journey to give…

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Oporto franchisee in Buranda - Meet Manny Farinha

Familia News: October 21, 2018

WHY HONOURING THE FLAVOURS OF PORTUGAL IS THIS FRANCHISEE’S PASSION. Oporto franchisee in Buranda (Brisbane), QLD. For new franchisee Manny Farinha, family is everything (so it’s also for us!) That’s…

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Oporto franchisee in Perth - Meet Sahdev Vaghela

Familia News: October 16, 2018

A PASSION FOR HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR THIS FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR. Sahdev Vaghela – Oporto franchisee in Perth, WA Sahdev Vaghela happily admits that he likes to work hard.…

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Oporto NSW State Manager - Meet Marino Musumeci

Familia News: October 16, 2018

THIS OPORTO VETERAN IS KICKING GOALS. Marino Musumeci – Oporto NSW State Manager “SUCCESS IS A CASE OF NOT DROPPING THE BALL” Whilst a great product, passionate people and effective…

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New Oporto Open In Mascot

Familia News: September 13, 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of Oporto’s newest store @ Mascot in NSW which opened for trade Monday 14th August 2018! This is the second new store opening…

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Portuguese Passion for Queensland

Familia News: August 6, 2018

Oporto has opened its latest store in Buranda, set in the heart of South Brisbane, to expand its offering in the Queensland market. Oporto is delighted to be adding another…

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Oporto Team Up with New Creative Agency

In The Media: June 27, 2018

Leo Burnett Sydney has been appointed creative agency of record for Craveable Brands, the largest Australian-owned quick service restaurant (QSR) operator. Craveable Brands operates over 560 restaurants across three brands:…

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Donut Disturb!

Brand News: April 30, 2018

Delicious and addictive, one Oporto donut is never enough! All over the world, when the urge for something sweet hits, or when you get a craving for dessert, people turn…

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Switch Lame for FLAME!

Brand News: April 21, 2018

Is your lunch lame? Are you sick of limp salads, soggy sandwiches and lame leftovers? A raft of research and a shedload of surveys over the years shows that a…

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Bye Bye Bags

Brand News: February 1, 2018

In a bid to help rid Australia of plastic bags, at Oporto we  have commenced phasing out single-use plastic bags. With stock no longer being replenished, some restaurants will be plastic…

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