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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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