Supporting Career Development Fundamental to Business Success

Craveable People: May 3, 2021

While feeding more than a million customers a week across our 580 Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat restaurants, Craveable Brands also aims to nourish the ambitions and career aspirations…

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Technology Driving Customer Convenience and Network Connection

Chicken Treat: January 27, 2021

580 restaurants. 13,000 employees. 1 million customers per week. From how we communicate, to ordering and collecting our food and even where and when we ate, it all changed in 2020…

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Survival Strategy turns to Framework for Success

Chicken Treat: January 20, 2021

Historically, QSRs have performed strongly during times of economic uncertainty because, put simply, people have to eat. But Craveable Brands’ rapid response to the challenges of 2020, which have included…

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Diversity and inclusion are at the centre of what we do at craveable brands.

Craveable People: February 10, 2020

Aloha, ciao, hola, hej, hallo, schalom, jambo… WELCOME TO CRAVEABLE BRANDS! 🤗 #Diversity and #inclusion are at the centre of what we do at craveable brands., and this was the…

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Chicken is King in Australia!

Craveable People: October 10, 2019

It’s World Chicken Day… and our research shows Chicken is King in Australia…   New figures show Aussies have a ravenous appetite for chicken  It’s World Chicken Day and the…

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Why Join Craveable Brands? From Craveable Brands' CEO, Karen Bozic.

Craveable People: November 1, 2021

  Karen Bozic, CEO Craveable Brands. Photo by Jane Dempster/The Photo Pitch If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re craving to own an iconic Australian food business, and that’s exciting…

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Karen Bozic talks leadership on the ARA Retail Therapy Podcast

Craveable People: July 7, 2021

In episode 4 of the ARA Retail Therapy podcast, Craveable Brand’s CEO, Karen Bozic, joined Paul Zahra in the AMEX Lounge to chat about success, leadership, food retail trends and…

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Safety Within the Craveable Community

Craveable People: May 14, 2021

 Supporting the safety of our people is our top priority here at Craveable Brands. Underpinning Craveable Brands’ ambitious growth plans for 2021 is our value of care for the people…

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Craveable Brands Appoints New CEO for Oporto

Craveable People: May 10, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that a long standing member of our leadership team, Samantha Bragg, has officially been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Oporto. At Craveable Brands, we’re passionate about…

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Adapting in Uncertain Times

Chicken Treat: September 17, 2020

In the September edition of FCA Franchise Review Magazine, Craveable Brands CEO Karen Bozic discusses how a business comprising of 3 brands, 580 restaurants and over 13,000 employees adjusted to the…

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From Product Development Specialist to New Product Manager | Jeremy Stait | S1/E8

Craveable People: March 25, 2020

Career pathways… whether moving vertically, laterally or cross functionally… it all happens here at Craveable. Jeremy Stait started working at craveable brands as Product Development Specialist, and his passion for…

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From receptionist to Office Manager | JJ Lisboa-Senecky | S1/E7

Craveable People: March 11, 2020

Career pathways… whether moving vertically, laterally or cross functionally… it all happens here at Craveable. JJ started working at craveable brands as the Fabulous Receptionist but her attitude made her…

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From store cleaner to IT Specialist | Shannon Ward | S1/E6

Craveable People: March 4, 2020

Everything is possible at Craveable Brands – really. Hard work pays off in our company – and when we find great talent we know it is on us to train…

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From NDP Assistant to NDP Specialist | Ashlie Presland | S1/E5

Craveable People: February 26, 2020

Career pathways… whether moving vertically, laterally or cross functionally… it all happens here at Craveable. Ashlie started working at craveable brands as a New Product Development Assistance. Soon, her hard…

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Over 20 nationalities working together - THIS IS CRAVEABLE BRANDS 🙌

Craveable People: February 25, 2020

Diversity and inclusion are at the centre of what we do at craveable brands. And they are part of the team that make this company successful and diverse everyday 🙌…

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From Red Rooster Crew Member to Head of Operations | Ben Hughes | S1/E4

Craveable People: February 17, 2020

From Red Rooster Crew Member to Head of Operations & Delivery — how impressive is that?😮 Well, this is exactly Ben Hughes‘s inspiring story with Red Rooster. Ben Hughes joined…

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From Oporto to Red Rooster | Brad Strydom | S1/E3

Craveable People: February 10, 2020

Brad Strydom joined the craveable brands. family 3 years ago as State Manager for Oporto. One year after, he was offered a great position as part of Red Rooster‘s team!…

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From Employee Relations to Project Manager | Charlene Metcalfe | S1/E2

Craveable People: February 1, 2020

Charlene Metcalfe (aka Charlie) has 15 years in the industry with experience in Australia and Internationally, she is now part of the Craveable & Oporto familia. Charlie’s career is fenomenal.…

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craveable brands. appoints Karen Bozic as New Group Chief Executive Officer

Craveable People: November 18, 2019

Karen Bozic appointed Group CEO and Director; Brett Houldin steps down as Group CEO and Director. craveable brands. today announced that Karen Bozic has been appointed Group CEO and a…

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#CRAVERBDAY - Happy Birthday to the May/June team!

Craveable People: June 6, 2019

#CRAVERBDAY – Low sugar, low carbs & fat free Happy Birthday celebration for our May/June team 🙌 🎂 Cupcakes and best wishes for you!! Janaina Lisboa-Senecky, Anabela Marcal, Marino Musumeci,…

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Craveable People: May 8, 2019

Our basket team has played today the first #LunchtimeLegends match and well… result is not always the most important part, is it? This time the team from the Collective Wellness…

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How do we support our Franchise Partners?

Craveable People: April 30, 2019

All about people supporting people. Here at craveable brands. we operate over 570 restaurants across 3 iconic Australian chicken brands: Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat. Combined, our restaurants hire over 12,500 employees and serve over 150,000 customers a day. It’s safe to say we’re cooking.…

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Chief People Officer - Meet Trudie Harriman

Craveable People: March 7, 2019

#CraverWomensWeek: She is Trudie Harriman, our Chief People Officer. And she makes us proud. Trudie is a Craver from early February and when she was asked “why did she decide…

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Our fabulous receptionist - Meet JJ

Craveable People: March 6, 2019

#CraverWomensWeek: She is JJ, our fabulous receptionist. And she makes us proud. Imagine that you could have at your front-house a girl that not only makes your life easier, but…

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NSW Franchising Manager - Meet Fernanda Camerini

Craveable People: March 5, 2019

#CraverWomensWeek: She is Fernanda, our NSW Franchising Manager. And she makes us proud. Reliable, committed and organised, Fernanda has been with the brand for over 10 years. Started as Admin…

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Senior CRM Manager - Meet Louise Berger

Craveable People: March 4, 2019

#CraverWomenWeek: She is Louise, our Senior CRM Manager. And she makes us proud. Considerate, dedicated and energetic, she has been part of the IT team for the last 1 year…

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Lovers take note: Australian women choose fried chicken over flowers

Chicken Treat: February 14, 2019

It’s official. Forget flowers and chocolates, fried chicken is the new symbol of love. Chicken Treat marketing team has commissioned a nationwide survey that has found that a quarter of all…

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Red Rooster Marketing Manager - Meet Amanda Burwood

Red Rooster: February 7, 2019

From big supermarkets to pineapple fritters – building a brand begins with the customer A Melbourne girl, Amanda admits that she loves food and being customer-focused. Being passionate about Red…

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Head of Design - Meet Nick Hutchison-Smith

Craveable People: February 1, 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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What Craveable Brands looks for in new franchisees

Craveable People: January 26, 2019

Operating over 570 restaurants across Australia – and growing – a key element to that growth is finding the right franchise partners to join our brands. Here we talk to…

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Red Rooster National Publicist - Meet Stella Katsaros

Red Rooster: January 22, 2019

CHICKEN PR – MAKING CRAVEABLE HEADLINES AND FRONT PAGE NEWS In her previous life as an entertainment publicist, Stella Katsaros worked with some of the nation’s most well-known shows, talent…

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Head of Menu Innovation – Meet Kirsten Chessor

Craveable People: January 20, 2019

PUTTING THE YUM INTO CRAVEABLE WITH MENU INNOVATION AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. What does it take to bring a menu item idea to life? As Craveable Brands’ Head of Menu…

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Enterprise Services Manager - Meet Tyler Mason

Craveable People: December 25, 2018

THE GADGET GUY WHOSE PASSION FOR TECH FAST TRACK UP THE RANKS TO SUCCESS. Tyler Mason may be only 22, but the Craveable Brands Enterprise Services Manager already has many…

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New store opening: Oporto Chatswood Westfield

Oporto: 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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Four NEW Store Opening this Week #OMG!

Oporto: November 30, 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 (1st…

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Red Rooster: November 29, 2018

In an Aussie QSR first, Red Rooster is making a commitment to driver and road safety. The new program, “Red Rooster Delivers Safe Drivers“, implements updated and bespoke training for…

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Red Rooster: November 24, 2018

New Red Rooster store to the flock! The new drive-thru restaurant opened its doors in 24 November, at Craigieburn (VIC) With 500 free quarter chicken and chips meals up for…

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Empowering people to be successful in life

Craveable People: November 14, 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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National Manager Property and Leasing - Meet Mark Hooper

Craveable People: November 11, 2018

JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS FOR FRANCHISE SUCCESS So many factors contribute to the success of a franchise business, but one of the most important is location. That’s where Mark Hooper, otherwise…

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Oporto QLD State Manager - Meet Julie Pateman

Oporto: November 8, 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

Craveable People: 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 shakes up store design to target Millennials

Oporto: November 2, 2018

The sun rises for everyone… Oporto new stores are full of  positivity, amazing food and great vibes. And this is what our friends from Franchise Business explained about them. The new…

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Head of Supply Chain - Meet Brett Shephard

Craveable People: October 10, 2018

BE CALM AND THINK FAST – A MAN ON A MISSION To keep a major supply chain going in a QSR business is a big deal.  You need to be…

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Red Rooster Head of Operations & Delivery - Meet Ben Hughes

Red Rooster: October 10, 2018

Living the Red Rooster life – Operating in business to help franchisees reach their full potential Ben Hughes (aka Hughesy) wants all the franchisees at Craveable to achieve great success.…

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Oporto Business Development Manager - Meet Anita Elsayed

Oporto: September 10, 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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Oporto NSW State Manager - Meet Marino Musumeci

Oporto: September 6, 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 opening: Red Rooster at North Caboolture is a truly family affair!

Red Rooster: September 1, 2018

There is no question that Queenslanders love Red Rooster.  The iconic Aussie brand, that is 100% Australian owned and operated, started up in Perth in 1972. Then later in Queensland…

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