Join Australia’s
Leading Fresh
Chicken Franchise!

Since 1987 Lenard’s has had a passion for using only the freshest chicken and best ingredients to create handmade, innovative and convenient chicken products. This unique concept of value-adding to chicken has established us as a leader in the fresh food marketplace, and now after 34 years in business we are venturing into new retail models, including manufacturing and home delivery. And we are ready to find the perfect partners to join our business and share the love!

“We take pride thaT we’re
Lenard’s Franchisees.”


Benefits of owning a Lenard’s business

Australians love chicken and they’re eating more every week 
than any other meat. They now eat 47.7kg of chicken per 
year – 54% more than 15 years ago. During this time beef 
consumption has fallen from 34.9kg to 26.7kg. There has never 
been a better time to be in the chicken business! 

 (Chicken.org, ABS – ‘Livestock Products Australia’) 


With a name like Lenard ‘Poulter’ it was inevitable that Lenard would one day open a poultry business! 34 years, plenty of stores, thousands of products, and millions of happy customers later – Lenard is still running the business! He is excited to welcome new people to join the Lenard’s team and take advantage of our modern new concepts.

These concepts include, but are not limited to –

  • Utilising a new or existing Lenard’s store or manufacturing facility and selling products via home delivery in your own region.
  • Purchasing wholesale products from an existing manufacturing facility and selling via home delivery in your own region.
  • Opening a new concept hub and spoke self-service store in a small rental space. Products are made off-site at your own manufacturing facility.
  • Launching a Lenard’s Rotisserie, selling high quality roast chickens, salads and take-home meals – all with the trusted Lenard’s brand-name.
  • Opening a traditional Lenard’s deli-style store and taking advantage of this tried and true concept. 

the lenard’s difference


Business Coaches are our ‘boots on the ground’ and they have one goal: to help Franchise Owners grow their business. They work shoulder to shoulder with Franchise Owners to analyse their business, set targets, and achieve their goals.


Our Franchise Owners come from all walks of life and initially have just this in common: a positive attitude and a desire to build something big. The training team is committed to providing Franchise Owners with all the tools and skills they need to succeed!


Our dedicated marketing team work to drive customers to your business and establish you as the local chicken expert. Both nationally and locally, we are focused on developing strategies to build brand awareness and sales growth.


The chargeback team coordinate with all of the suppliers and use our national buying power to minimise the day-to-day hassle of managing accounts. Our Franchise Owners receive one weekly statement and make one weekly payment – it’s just that easy!


Lenard’s Product Development Team never stop innovating with unique and convenient products released every year. By combining wholesome ingredients with the freshest chicken, more and more Lenard’s meals are making their way onto plates daily.


To take the stress out of managing IT systems, we have a devoted team of technical experts and developers who are only ever a phone call away. Our systems have been developed from the ground up to streamline operations.

Franchise Development Process

Enquiry + Initial Contact

Make an enquiry and hear from the friendly Franchise Development Team within two business days!

“We love introducing new Franchise Owners into the Lenard’s business. Providing them with support and guidance as they strive for success is immensely rewarding. So we thank you for taking the time to consider investing in a Lenard’s franchise.” – Lenard Poulter, Founder

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