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|Founded||14 November 1985Carlton, Victoria)(|
|Founders||Rocco Pantaleo, Felice Nania|
La Porchetta (Italian pronunciation: [la porˈketta]) is an Australian and New Zealand restaurant franchise which has become one of the biggest Italian restaurant chains in those countries. There are about 38 outlets now in Australia and New Zealand which are owned by franchisees.
Founding and history
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La Porchetta was established in 1985 by Rocco Pantaleo and Felice Nania, when they bought a run-down pizza parlour called La Porchetta in Rathdowne Street, Carlton. Their first franchise restaurant opened in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir, Victoria in 1990. Since 1990, over 80 La Porchettas have opened across Australia, by 2017 around 40 outlets existed.
In August 2014, Retail Food Group, which owns franchise chains Crust, Gloria Jean's, and Brumby's, announced it would purchase La Porchetta's franchising system for $16.3 million. Three months later, RFG pulled out of the deal.
- Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago (27 September 2017). "Pizza chain La Porchetta's thin crust of respectability hides a darker truth". The Age. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
- Houston, Chris Vedelago, Cameron (27 September 2017). "Pizza chain La Porchetta's thin crust of respectability hides a darker truth". The Age. Retrieved 28 May 2020.