Collins Foods is a KFC franchisee in Australia and Europe, a Taco Bell franchisee in Australia and the franchisor for Sizzler in Asia.
Collins Foods operates from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
We currently operate 251 KFC restaurants throughout Australia – Queensland (158); New South Wales (11); Victoria (4); South Australia (9); Tasmania (14); Western Australia (50); and Northern Territory (5).
As well as Australia, Collins Foods operates KFC restaurants in Germany (17) and the Netherlands (28).
Collins Foods also operates 16 Taco Bell restaurants – 12 in Queensland (Annerley, Beenleigh, Cairns DFO, Cleveland, Currajong, East Ipswich, Keperra, Logan Central, Morayfield, North Lakes, Robina and Southport) and 4 in Victoria (Altona North, Hawthorn, Roxburgh Park and South Yarra).
In addition, the Company has 64 franchised Sizzler restaurants around Asia (Thailand and Japan).
Collins Foods’ Australian operations date back to 1969 when the first KFC restaurant opened in Queensland. Collins Foods opened its first Australian Sizzler restaurant in 1985 in Brisbane.
1968 – Obtains KFC franchise in Queensland, Australia
1969 – Opened first KFC restaurant in Kedron, Queensland, Australia
1979 – Introduced the drive-through format to Australia
1984 – Original Fillet Burger introduced
1985 – Opened first Sizzler restaurant in Australia and 50th KFC restaurant
1989 – First food court restaurant format for KFC introduced
1992 – Sizzler expanded into Asia
2005 – Management and funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners acquire Collins Foods. Headquarters moved to Brisbane, Australia
2011 – Operating 119 KFC and 26 Sizzler restaurants in Australia and 59 Sizzler restaurants franchised in Asia
4 Aug 2011 – Lists on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CKF)
2013 – 42 KFC restaurants acquired in Western Australia and Northern Territory and makes investment for 50% ownership of Snag Stand business
2016 – Acquired 13 KFC Restaurants in New South Wales and Victoria and the remaining 50% of the Snag Stand business
Dec 2016 – Expand to Europe with acquisition of 12 KFC restaurants in Germany
Mar 2017 – Expand to 16 KFC restaurants with acquisition of The Netherlands
Jun 2017 – Acquired 28 KFC restaurants in Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia
Nov 2017 – First Taco Bell restaurant opened in Annerley, Queensland
Nov 2020 – Closure of remaining Sizzler restaurants in Australia
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