Chicken takeaway Oporto to undergo revamp in 2016
Operating since 1986, Oporto will be updating its restaurants to what the chain describes as a “warmer, more authentic natural modern aesthetic”.
The re-brand will include an update of employee uniforms and the relaunch of the company’s ‘Original Chilli Sauce’ which will be made using fresh ingredients.
“We retain our traditional recipes where our sauce was hand made by founder Antonio Cerqueria from a family recipe,” said Oporto CEO Craig Tozer said.
“Our customers have told us that our refurbishments so far have brought us up to date, making Oporto a fun, vibrant place for them to visit and enjoy the famous Bondi Burger and Portuguese flame grilled chicken that we all love,” Tozer said.
Oporto was established in Sydney in 1986 by founder Antonio Cerqueira who started selling Portuguese style chicken out of a North Bondi shop. The first Oporto franchise store opened in 1995 and now there are more than 140 stores across Australia.
According to a 2013 Roy Morgan Research study Oporto had been steadily gaining popularity amongst Australians with 28 per cent of the population having visited the chain at least once.