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Oporto opens flagship store in the capital

Oporto opens flagship store in the capital

The taste of Oporto's famous fresh grilled chicken and sauces is taking New Zealand by storm with the doors to its flagship Wellington store open today. The franchise chain, which is already well established in Auckland, is expanding rapidly with the aim of doubling its stores across New Zealand this year.

The new store is situated right in the central hub of Wellington on Courtenay Place.

To celebrate the opening of the new store on Thursday, Courtenay Place is expected to attract the masses with a free Bondi burger giveaway between 6 -7pm, DJ on site and street performance from local Brazilian Samba group, Batucada.

Wellington franchise owner Chandra Patel and Manas Sarkar say they are delighted to be able to bring the great brand to Wellington and become the fresh chicken and burger experts for the capital.

“We are thrilled to open the first Oporto flagship store in the Capital city and bring this world class product to Wellington,” says Sarkar.

Oporto originated from Bondi Beach Australia and specialises in 100% fresh, never frozen, cooked to order chicken.

Bhushan Arolkar, CEO of Oporto New Zealand says the expansion of Oporto in the North Island is on track for 2013 and plans to expand into the South Island are in the pipeline.

“We are so pleased to bring an Oporto to Wellington due to popular demand. The current growth of the business means more Kiwis are going to taste the delicious fresh flavour and hopefully have an Oporto store in their hometown.”

Oporto New Zealand is 100% locally owned with 10 stores in the North Island with the new premises in Wellington pushing the number up to 11.

“For the ninth consecutive year, Oporto New Zealand has grown at a steady pace with three new stores opening this financial year. There are four more stores in the pipeline with one in the Capital City following the opening of the flagship store,” says Arolkar.

Oporto New Zealand Ltd is franchise operator in NZ and is a part of the Quick Service Restaurant Holdings Group in Australia which is home to three iconic chicken brands – Red Rooster, Chicken Treat and Oporto and has approximately 600 restaurants located across Australia, United States and New Zealand.


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