OUR local Red Rooster store has been supporting sporting clubs for some time.
This year, many kids enjoyed receiving a Red Rooster Achievement Award for their efforts in soccer, netball, rugby league and cricket.
Red Rooster operations manager for Stanthorpe and Warwick Robert Condrick said franchisee Neil McCosker had always enjoyed being involved with the community on a more personal level.
"Our franchisee has done it since he's had his first store in Goondiwindi 20-something years ago,” Mr Condrick said.
"He always gave Achievement Awards for sporting clubs and groups.
"He has always been big on sponsoring not only sporting groups but different community groups as well. We are always looking at sponsoring different sporting groups.
"Just any community (event) that brings people into the town, he is always happy to sponsor.
"It gets your name out around town as well and there is a lot of businesses that are doing it.”
Mr Condrick said the business was growing and deliveries in Stanthorpe were going strong.
"I'd say (Red Rooster) is up there with the rest of the fast food chains,” he said.
"And being right in town is good for us because we get all the locals in.”
Mr Condrick, who has worked at the Stanthorpe store for about two years, said franchisee Neil McCosker had taken on a Red Rooster in Wilsonton on top of his three stores in Stanthorpe (one) and Warwick (two).
"There's a lot of challenges,” Mr Condrick said.
"But it's good. We are growing from small to big.”
Mr Condrick looks after the sponsorships and traineeships at the four different stores.
"Just this morning (Thursday) we signed up two new school-based trainees (Lachlan Swan and Allie McLellan) for this store through St Joseph's,” he said.
"Their traineeship starts today (Thursday). They're doing a Certificate III in Business Management.”
He said there were plans for another one trainee in each of the four stores.
"It just helps the kids towards their school certificates,” Mr Condrick said.
"They'll be coming out with a qualification at the end of it.
"It's good for them to have that formal training so they come out with a Certificate III in Business.
"That's good for them just coming out of Year 12 and already got a proper traineeship under them.”
Employing about 100 staff across their stores, Mr Condrick said they were pleased with the effort employees put in every day at work.
"We're pretty lucky,” he said.
"All our stores have got good kids and teams in them. Most of the stores do have a mixture.
"The day staff are out of school and then we try to have schoolkids after school just gives them some experience.
"They're always happy to work for us.”
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