Answers to frequently asked questions

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Before embarking on any business venture, there will be many questions to be asked.  To start you off on your quest to own a business, here are some answers to questions we're most asked about here at Red Rooster.

  • The Business

  • What is the length of my Franchise Agreement?

    Generally 10 years with an option of a further 10 years for freestanding stores subject to the conditions of the Franchise Agreement. The length of a Franchise Agreement may be shorter in circumstances such as shopping centre food courts if the terms of occupancy are less than 10 years.

  • I want to invest in a Red Rooster restaurant, but I don’t want to work in the store. Is this acceptable?

    Experience tells us that Red Rooster stores perform significantly better when their owners actively participate in the day to day running of their store. We therefore require that the owner of the business devotes his/her full time and attention to the business. However, we encourage franchise owners to employ a store manager, so the owners can take breaks and work on growing their businesses.

  • Can I own more than one Red Rooster restaurant?

    Yes you can, provided you have the financial resources and demonstrated core competency and management skills in your first restaurant. There are already a number of multi-site operators with Red Rooster.

  • Finance

  • What will it cost me to set up a Red Rooster restaurant?

    The total cost will vary depending on the size and layout of the store. Typically, stores cost between $370,000 and $900,000 (plus GST) to establish. Smaller stores or stores with existing equipment may cost less and larger stores may cost more. In addition to this you will need to pay the franchise fee of $50,000 (plus GST).

  • How much money will I make as an Red Rooster franchise owner?

    This depends on factors including the store’s location and how the franchise owner operates the business. Red Rooster does not provide franchisees with any sales or profit forecasts in relation to Red Rooster stores. Franchisees should prepare their own financial projections after seeking independent accounting advice.

  • Locations

  • Do I have to find a site?

    We have agents constantly looking for sites, however they cannot cover the entire market. With this in mind we welcome potential franchisees who find their own sites to recommend these for our consideration and approval.

  • Who builds my store?

    For new builds, Red Rooster provides a turnkey operation. We will contract with the builder and manage the project from construction to fit out completion. Construction and fit out usually occur while you’re in training.

  • Assistance

  • Who will help with the opening of my restaurant?

    Our Franchise Business Managers actively participate in planning the opening and after-launch promotions. They will be there with you before and during the start of your trading.