Newcomer boosts sales for KFC owner

Last updated 12:04 12/12/2012

Relevant offers

National business

Christchurch concrete business nearly wrecked by employee who stole thousands Dotcom Mansion's new owner revealed, but who's going to be moving in? School zones having big effect on house prices, but there are bargains to be had Budget Buster: Of course money can buy happiness Mobil claims its new petrol additives reduce emissions and improve fuel economy Two Canterbury quarry operators appeal after failed bid to dig deeper Spark customers call for information on major security breach Brighter future predicted by sustainable business report Legendary Auckland music venue Kings Arms goes on the market, music fans howl and developers prowl Westpac customer Shay Speers says bank left him stranded after fraudsters hit his account

New burger chain Carl's Jr has provided a major boost to Restaurant Brands' third quarter sales.

The fast food franchise operator has reported a modest increase in sales for the 12 weeks to December, up just 0.5 per cent.

The figures include burger chain Carl's Jr for the first time. Restaurant Brands opened the first of its Carl's Jr stores in Mangere in late November, and saw sales of $90,000 in just five days.

A separate franchisee, Forsgren NZ, operates two Carl's Jr outlets in Auckland.

Sales across all the company's brands - KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Carl's Jr - were $72.2 million for the quarter, up $300,000 on the same time last year.

Aside from Carl's Jr the best performer in the period was Pizza Hut, which saw a 3.5 per cent increase in sales to $11.1m despite having 11 fewer stores compared with the third quarter of last year. The chain's same store sales were up 18.3 per cent.

Continuing the $4.90 Large Classics Pizza promotion provided a boost in a very competitive and crowded market, the company said. Pizza Hut also extended its $9.90 Large Favourites Pizza offer during the period.

Starbucks' sales fell by 6.9 per cent to $5.7m, while KFC sales rose 0.5 per cent to $55.4m.

Year-to-date sales were $238.9m, up $0.6m or 0.2 per cent on the prior year. Same store sales were up 1.3 per cent or $2.9m.

A second Carl's Jr store opens in Palmerston North today, and a third will open in the Metro Centre on Auckland's Queen Street in the new year.

The company has said that Carl's Jr could become a bigger seller than KFC.

Ad Feedback

- BusinessDay.co.nz

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content