FRANCHISING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Oz-based Oporto to enter Singapore in April 2018

It plans to roll out 10 restaurants in the next five years.

Oporto CEO Craig Tozer is confident the brand is well positioned for international growth beyond New Zealand. “Taking our brand internationally has always been a key focus. Having found the right Master Franchise and supply partners, we are excited to announce that Oporto will be expanding into Asia, with the first restaurant to open in Singapore mid-April 2018.”

Oporto has partnered with Aura Group in Singapore, who have aspirations for 10 restaurants open across Singapore over the next 5 years. With plans to open 3 stores during 2018, the inaugural restaurant is scheduled to open mid-April in the centrally located shopping and dining enclave of Holland Village. The restaurant will offer an open-style kitchen, indoor seating for 30 and will celebrate the Oporto heritage through modern, contemporary Portuguese inspired design.

Aura Group managing director Calvin Ng said, “We are excited to have secured the Oporto Master Franchise for Singapore as it is a truly unique concept and close to our hearts. South East Asian’s love chicken and of course chilli. Combining Oporto’s amazing food with our local market expertise we are sure this is the right collaboration for Oporto to have a successful future in this market.”

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