Reds News Bulletin

Tips for starting a franchise business

FAQs: March 3, 2020

Are you thinking about starting your own business or buying a franchise? Operating a franchise can be a great way to get started in business but it’s important to do…

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Explained: The Franchise Business Model in PowerPoint

FAQs: February 24, 2020

According to The Franchise Council of Australia, franchising is a $182 billion sector with over 80,000 franchised businesses. But every franchisor has a different franchise business model, so how do…

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Franchising 101: What is a franchise business?

FAQs: February 17, 2020

Australia’s franchising sector is big, and it’s only growing. According to the Franchise Council of Australia, franchising is a $182 billion industry.  There are around 1,160 different franchise systems across…

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What to look for in a franchise: How to tell if it’s the right choice for you

FAQs: February 11, 2020

At some stage in their life, most people have dreamed of swapping the drudgery that comes with their 9 to 5 job for the freedom of running their very own…

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Franchising in Australia: how do franchises work?

FAQs: February 3, 2020

The word franchise probably brings to mind many well-known businesses. No doubt, lots of them are in your local area or town. From retailers and hotels to restaurants and petrol…

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Why is franchising a good business option?

FAQs: January 27, 2020

There are more than 1,000 franchise brands across Australia, with 90% of those brands originating right here on our shores. More than half of these franchise brands have been operating…

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs: December 18, 2019

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

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What is franchising in Australia?

FAQs: December 18, 2019

Franchising is a model for doing business. When you enter a franchise agreement, the franchisor controls the name, brand and business system you are going to use. The franchisor grants…

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What is a franchise vs a franchisee?

FAQs: December 18, 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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The Advantages of Franchising: Why consider a franchise for your business

FAQs: December 4, 2019

If you’re interested in starting a business, you’ve probably wondered if a franchise is the way to go. You’re not alone. According to The Franchise Council of Australia, franchising is…

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Buying a Franchise in Australia: What you need to know

FAQs: December 4, 2019

Buying a franchise in Australia effectively gives you ‘the best of both worlds’. It combines the freedom of running your own business with access to the proven products or services…

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Red Rooster recognised for leading the way in Sustainable packaging design and innovation at the APCO Awards

Brand News: November 25, 2019

Red Rooster was recognised for leading the way in Sustainable packaging design and innovation at the Annual Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Awards this week in Melbourne. Red Rooster took home…

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#WhatAnActivation: Red Rooster's Chicken Waffle Cones epic launch!

Brand News: November 8, 2019

This week we launched our newest food innovation – Chicken Waffle Cones – via an ingenious activation and partnership with PedestrianTV We reskinned a Surry Hills restaurant and created THE…

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Most Aussies like their chicken...

Brand News: October 10, 2019

It’s World Chicken Day… and our research shows that Most Aussies like their chicken roasted…  Our survey showed that 66% of respondents like to eat their chicken roasted, followed by…

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Gabrielle Wotherspoon: Red Rooster National Crew Member of the Year!

Our People News: October 2, 2019

Young West Mackay local Gabrielle (Gabby) Wotherspoon is kicking serious goals in her career and has just won the prestigious NATIONAL CREW MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD for Red Rooster.…

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Meet Brad Strydom - Red Rooster State Manager for NSW & ACT (and an exciting job opportunity!)

Our People News: July 23, 2019

Brad Strydom is State Manager for NSW & ACT. Brad, along with his dynamic team of five Business Consultants, provides support, guidance and business advice to our 70+ restaurant businesses in…

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Red Rooster NEW WA/NT State Manager - Meet David DeGasperis

Our People News: July 15, 2019

David believes that he is a great karaoke singer, however that is yet to be confirmed by anyone else! What has been proven is that no one deserved this promotion…

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#CalmYourParm - Red Rooster has a brand new burger!

Brand News: July 10, 2019

Adding another layer to its brand transformation and menu innovation, Red Rooster has released its latest burger – the new, limited time only Parmi Burger. Featuring succulent buttermilk coated chicken,…

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Red Roosters volunteers at Foodbank

Our People News: June 27, 2019

The team from Red Rooster rolled up their sleeves and volunteered at the Foodbank warehouse at Glendenning, Sydney earlier this week. The brand CEO Nick Keenan was joined by Reds’…

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Franchising industry in Australia and the future of Craveable Brands - Meet Brett Houldin, Group CEO

Video Interviews: June 6, 2019

Over 1,200 franchisors and about 80,000 franchises all around Australia. It all comes to about 1.5 billion australian dollars worth of sales on a per annum basis, and increasing. Franchising…

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New store opening: Red Rooster Cannington in WA

Brand News: May 27, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of Red Rooster’s newest restaurant @ Cannington in WA which opened today. This is Red Rooster’s 6th & Craveable’s 24th new-restaurant opening in Australia for…

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Brand News: May 16, 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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Red Rooster Franchise Partner in NSW - Meet Trevor Hartshorne

Our People News: May 6, 2019

A high-flying franchisee success story You could call Trevor Hartshorne a clever jack of all trades. Over the years Trevor has worked in fields as diverse as real estate, travel,…

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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in QLD - Meet Tim Humphreys

Our People News: April 29, 2019

Red Rooster paved the way for success in both love and business for this franchisee  It’s fair to say Red Rooster has changed the course of Tim Humphreys’ life in…

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Benefits of being a multi store franchisee - Meet Daniel McDouall Franchisee in QLD

Video Interviews: April 23, 2019

From one store to 5 in seven years. Daniel McDouall is a clear example of how a successful franchise partner looks like. There were many reasons why he decided to become…

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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in WA - Meet Thushan Parana

Our People News: April 22, 2019

From shopping centre cleaner to multiple franchise owner – charting a path to success For the most part, life’s twists and turns have been a pleasant surprise for Thushan Parana.…

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Red Rooster Franchise Partner in NSW - Meet Stephen Russell

Our People News: April 15, 2019

How this resilient franchisee bounced back from disaster When a devastating flood swept through Lismore back in 2017, and crashed through the local Red Rooster store, franchisee Stephen Russell didn’t…

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Why is better to be part of a big Network like Craveable Brands - Meet David Thompson Franchisee in WA

Video Interviews: April 10, 2019

David Thompson joined Red Rooster in 2015. He started with one store in WA, since then he has build an empire of 4 stores. Prior joining Red Rooster, David was…

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What does success look like? - Meet Sonia Baxter Franchisee in NSW

Our People News: April 9, 2019

Sonia Baxter is a great representation of our brand and she knows well the 3 key elements that make a successful franchisee. Do you have what is needed to become…

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Red Rooster Franchise Partner in QLD - Meet Jay Sanders

Our People News: April 8, 2019

How unwavering determination helped re-invent this franchisee’s life and career Jay Sanders has always known that it takes a lot of guts and determination to achieve a dream. However, he…

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Red Rooster’s new Hellfire burger is already a firm customer favourite

Brand News: April 3, 2019

It’s been less than a month since the official launch of Red Rooster’s new HELLFIRE BURGER range.  And one thing that has become evident is that it’s #ahellofaburger. Aussies have…

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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in QLD - Meet Daniel McDouall

Our People News: April 1, 2019

THE FAST FOOD FULL CIRCLE MAKES THIS FAMILY MAN A FABULOUS FRANCHISEE Daniel is a committed dad and family man who owns no less than five Red Rooster restaurants.  He…

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Enterprise Services Manager - Meet Tyler Mason

Our People News: March 25, 2019

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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Head of Technical - Meet Toni Spicer-Chase

Video Interviews: March 11, 2019

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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Red Rooster's Marketing Queens

Our People News: March 8, 2019

#RedRoosterWomensWeek – And on the big day: them – our Marketing Queens. The ladies behind the scenes working hard to put in the market only the best for our customers.…

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Sue Lomax and Dimi Cumner - Women in Franchise Industry

Our People News: March 7, 2019

#RedRoosterWomensWeek – If you asked us for great examples of how to manage a Franchise, the answers would be: Sue Lomax and Dimi Cumner. They are both veteran franchise partners that…

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Business Consultants, Coordinators and (very) proud mums!

Our People News: March 6, 2019

They are the ladies coordinating and making sure that all our Franchisees are doing well at their roles as Business Consultants and Coordinators. All have been with Red Rooster for…

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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in QLD - Meet Neil McCosker

Our People News: March 4, 2019

A life-long career with a successful brand pays off When Neil McCosker joined Red Rooster at the tender age of 14, he never dreamed that decades later he’d be running…

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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in WA - Meet Sri Vinayagasundaram

Our People News: February 25, 2019

From lonely immigrant to self-reliant success story Introducing Sri Vinayagasundaram – Red Rooster Franchise Partner in Malaga, Northlands, Midvale and Ellenbrook (WA)   Sri, you’re from Sri Lanka – what was your…

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Employee Relations Manager - Meet Stephanie McGuigan

Our People News: February 25, 2019

At Red Rooster, we like the winner winner attitude. Steph is a great example. Our Employee Relations Manager Stephanie McGuigan loves a challenge. It was what prompted the vibrant (and…

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Red Rooster Franchise Partner in NSW - Meet Mitch Stambolie

Our People News: February 18, 2019

The valuable life lessons learnt from a new start in a new land When Mitch Stambolie moved from strife-torn Zimbabwe to Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, he knew there’d be…

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Head of Design - Meet Nick Hutchison-Smith

Our People News: February 11, 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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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in WA - Meet Lakhveer Brar Singh

Our People News: February 4, 2019

From fine dining to Red Rooster – a franchisee’s colourful food journey Throughout his career as a chef, Lakhveer Brar Singh has cooked countless exquisite meals for thousands of people.…

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Head of Learning - Meet Melissa Anderson

Video Interviews: January 28, 2019

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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Red Rooster Franchise Partner in WA - Meet Joe Bonello

Our People News: January 21, 2019

Why this former penny pincher values the importance of business investing As a former immigrant, Joe Bonello always hoarded his money carefully. However, it was some timely words of wisdom…

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Industry leader joins the team: Ashley Hughes - Director of Marketing

Brand News: January 15, 2019

Red Rooster has today announced that Ashley Hughes has been appointed the new Director of Marketing for the brand. Hughes, previously Group Marketing Manager at KFC Australia brings a wealth…

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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in WA - Meet Heinji Daquin

Our People News: January 14, 2019

When it comes to great mentoring, mother knows best! Following in the footsteps of a successful parent can sometimes be challenging. However, for Heinji Daquin, having a strong mentor in…

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Red Rooster Multi Store Franchise Partner in WA - Meet David Thompson

Our People News: January 7, 2019

A business setback is no barrier to future success Some people might be put off running a franchise following a previous business fail. But not David Thompson. The father of…

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National Manager Property and Leasing - Meet Mark Hooper

Our People News: January 6, 2019

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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Red Rooster National Publicist - Meet Stella Katsaros

Our People News: January 2, 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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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in VIC - Meet Eric Murphy

Our People News: December 30, 2018

Good values and good people are vital for good business For Eric Murphy, there is nothing more important than family and family values. It’s what has guided him his whole…

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Head of Menu Innovation - Meet Kirsten Chessor

Our People News: December 28, 2018

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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Red Rooster Head of Operations & Delivery - Meet Ben Hughes

Our People News: December 26, 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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National Health and Safety Manager - Meet Glen Reynolds

Our People News: December 21, 2018

SAFETY GLEN – TACKLING THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH, SAFETY AND MATRIMONY Being able to adapt in a fast-paced environment is one of the big challenges for *Craveable Brands’ National Health…

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Red Rooster Marketing Manager - Meet Amanda Burwood

Our People News: December 18, 2018

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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Red Rooster Multi store Franchise Partner in QLD - Meet Andrew Russell

Our People News: December 12, 2018

Time-honoured advice from Red Rooster visionaries has served this franchisee well. Andrew Russell is one of Red Rooster’s most successful franchisees. However, he says he wouldn’t be where he is…

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Red Rooster Delivers Safe Drivers

Brand News: 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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New store opening: Red Rooster Craigieburn, VIC

Brand News: 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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Head of Supply Chain - Meet Brett Shephard

Our People News: November 12, 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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QSR Media interview with Nick Keenan

In The Media: November 6, 2018

Passion and determination is what best describes Red Rooster’s CEO Nick Keenan. Meet the man making a difference and modifying an Aussie Legend! Nick Keenan, CEO of Red Rooster The…

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Human Resources Consultant - Meet Heskey Rachmat

Our People News: November 3, 2018

EVERYBODY LOVES HESKEY – WHY? If there’s a word that Heskey Rachmat likes to live by it’s ‘engagement’. The down-to-earth and always smiling 28 year-old says it defines what he…

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Red Rooster supports WA Telethon

Brand News: September 25, 2018

Did you know that the Red Rooster franchisees in WA are assisting the Perth Telethon? Look out for the donation buckets in Red Rooster restaurants across Western Australia and help in…

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Meet Kate Keogh: a story about second chances at her 50's

Our People News: September 19, 2018

#RedRoosterWomensWeek – Kate Keogh, a mature-age worker, is shaping a second successful life in an industry traditionally dominated by young people. About four years ago, Kate Keogh left her old…

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New opening: Red Rooster at North Caboolture is a truly family affair!

Brand News: 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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Red Rooster QLD franchisee: this chicken champion secures front cover!

In The Media: September 1, 2018

It’s always a great day for us when one of our hardworking Red Rooster family members gets PR coverage. Even better when they are made a cover star! Daniel’s story…

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Grace has been crowned Red Rooster Crew Member of the Year!

Our People News: August 31, 2018

Grace Carylon has just won the prestigious National Red Rooster Crew Member of the Year Award. Red Rooster Crew Member of the Year, Grace Carylon, with Nick Keenan (Red Rooster CEO)…

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What an aussie legend - 40 years with Red Rooster

Our People News: August 30, 2018

Stephen Russell’s career has come full circle. From prepping chicken in a Red Rooster kitchen, to becoming three-time state manager and running one of the longest serving stores in Lismore.…

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Team Red Rooster pitching in to help destination outback

Our People News: August 10, 2018

Red Rooster franchisee David Lomax and his two mates John and Tony set off on the Destination Outback 2018 4WD trek in August.  They are raising and taking much needed funds…

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Red Rooster joins forces with Foodbank to fight hunger

Our People News: August 4, 2018

Red Rooster and Foodbank have joined forces to fight hunger in Australia, with the roast chicken champions officially partnering with the country’s largest hunger relief organisation in the 2019 financial…

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Winner winner, chicken spinner!

Our People News: July 24, 2018

Back in May, Australia’s iconic roast chicken brand Red Rooster launched its massive consumer promotion WINNER WINNER CHICKEN SPINNER. Today we presented a brand new Hyundai Tucson to Burpengary local Petrina…

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NOW OPEN: welcome to the Red Rooster Family Auburn, NSW!

Brand News: March 17, 2018

The latest Red Rooster restaurant OFFICIALLY opened on the weekend (Saturday 17 March) with a bang at Auburn NSW. Hundreds of people come to the restaurant, dressed in red and…

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Red Rooster Aussie Legend: meet the New CEO Nick Keenan

Our People News: March 5, 2018

Nick Keenan joins Red Rooster’s as the new CEO. Nick comes to Red Rooster with a wealth of leadership experience as well as a diverse and invaluable background. Nick is…

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The great man behind Red Rooster

Our People News: January 1, 2018

Meet Peter Kailis – the real aussie legend! The story of Red Rooster’s founder Peter Kailis is not dissimilar to those of thousands other migrants whose stories have built Australia.…

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