Hot chips chain to launch in Australia


Inside Franchise Business: Surf 'n' Fries is coming to AustraliaA brand new fast food chain is heading to Australia from Croatia. Surf ‘n’ Fries has signed a franchisee to launch the business in Australia and there are plans to open at least 22 outlets in the next 10 years.

The franchisor Denis Polic told Inside Franchise Business,“We conducted research on the consumption of french fries in Australia and we figured it out this is definitely the placed where we want to be,” said Polic. “In 2015 Australia was the world number one in french fries consumption per capita.”

The menu offers a twist on chicken and chips, with the fries cooked in steam and hot air.

Initial franchisee Valentin Perkovic will start operating the distinctively packaged Surf 'n' Fries takeaway menu from a branded trailer before openong a store at Bondi later this year. 

Perkovic will then have the opportunity to expand the business through franchising.

He told Inside Franchise Business “The reason why I am confident Surf’n’Fries will work in Australia is because the branding looks like it was made for the Australian market, the packaging and the signature fries shape are unique and new to the country and the type of food we will have on offer is historically popular here.

“We will have our signature fries, five types of loaded fries, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, battered fish and prawn pieces along with all natural, authentic tasting milk-shakes and thick-shakes.

“The shops are fitted out in a modern, fun and quirky theme with swings as seats and surfboard shaped tables.”

Surf 'n 'Fries started trading in 2009 and today has nearly 50 restaurants in 16 countries. There are four different business models available, including mobile and trailer options.

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