Back in 1986 no-one was serving delicious flame grilled chicken like Oporto founder Antonio Cerqueira used to find back home in Portugal. So he decided to open a chicken shop in North Bondi serving Flame Grilled Portuguese Style Chicken with our now famous Original Portuguese Chilli Sauce.
In 1986 Oporto Founder Antonio Cerqueira brought much more than just his accent to Australia’s shores.
Special recipes, secret sauces, traditional Portuguese cooking methods… Oporto’s Founder Antonio Cerqueira brought much more to Australia than just his accent, but he wasn’t about to reveal the secrets of his unique, traditional chilli sauce to a soul! Instead, he opened his first Portuguese-style chicken restaurant on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in 1986, stunning the locals’ taste-buds and quickly gaining an ever-growing army of fans.
That first splash of Antonio’s now legendary, almost addictive sauce has grown into a wave of great taste that now satisfies over 15 million people a year.
Antonio’s strict insistence on the highest standards of freshness and quality, his secret sauces and the genuinely relaxed, friendly atmosphere you’d expect of a wholly-owned Aussie company combine to make Oporto’s fresh-not-frozen, grilled-not-fried chicken deliciously… irresistible!
Oporto has developed into a strong player within the quick service restaurant market over the past 2 decades and this growth is set to continue. With a well-developed, tried and tested system and the assistance of a large, well-resourced team Oporto presents an excellent opportunity for franchisees that do not have experience in the food sector.
With over 140 stores across Australia and New Zealand, Oporto has come a long way from the days of its first store in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bondi, but we've never forgotten our heritage of high quality, great tasting, authentic fresh-grilled chicken and burgers and our unique Australian culture.