Oporto franchisee stars on Sunrise breakfast show

By Sarah Stowe | 21 Jan 2016 View comments

Akanksha Taneja decided to buy a franchise and hasn't looked back. Image: Anthony Johnson_news.com.auOporto’s youngest franchisee Akanksha Taneja knows when she is on to a good thing. The former store manager who went on to study accounting couldn’t resist the lure of owning her own fast food chicken business when the opportunity came up to purchase the Penrith Oporto store.

Telling her parents, “I know how to run the store, and I’m happy to take on the responsibility” was the key to her future.

Now, at just 22 years of age, Taneja has 20 employees and big plans to increase her business footprint.

“This is just the start. My family is involved, my brother, cousin, even my mum. It’s a family affair.”

Under new management at parent company Quick Service Restaurant Holdings, the Oporto business has refocused the brand back to its early days and reintroduced the Original Chilli Sauce.

“I was really excited about this. It’s driving so much more business. I actually saw a customer dancing that it’s back.

“I love the product. It’s not just about taking money. Customers are happy,” says Taneja.

Check out this Sunrise interview with Akanshka Taneja and read the full story on Oporto’s new look in Jan/Feb issue of Franchising magazine, out in newsagencies today.