About Us

At Collins Foods, Restaurants are Done Better.

With KFC and Taco Bell restaurant operations in Australia and Europe, our vision is to be the World’s Top Restaurant Operator.

We are an ASX200-listed entity proudly employing over 15,000 KFC and Taco Bell employees. Together, we create unmatched experiences for our customers and our people.

 

With over half a century of experience, we are proud of our successful history and aim to continue our amazing journey into the future.

 

Six core values underpin everything we do. These values are helping us towards our vision to be the World’s Top Restaurant Operator and our mission of Restaurants Done Better.

 

We operate

253

RESTAURANTS
in Australia

17

RESTAURANTS
in Germany

35

RESTAURANTS
in the Netherlands

We operate

12

RESTAURANTS
in Queensland

4

RESTAURANTS
in Victoria

 

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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