Own Your Own


You’ve met our roast experts, you’ve seen them wield a carving knife and now you’d fancy being the boss behind the bull yourself. A Bucking Bull franchise gives you the freedom to be your own boss with the tools and resources to continue to grow your business. If you’ve got a hunger for a healthy bottom line and a desire to take control of your career, owning a Bucking Bull could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

We’re steadily expanding through Australia and are recruiting passionate and driven franchise partners to join us. If you’re ready to combine your love for quality food with your hunger for success, get in touch!



Bucking Bull is the country’s most loved boutique carvery franchise, with stores around Australia. We are the only retail food concept centred around a genuine love for quality meats. We have been carefully cultivating and refining our techniques to bring customers a truly unique dining experience.


Since 1999 Bucking Bull has developed and nurtured a franchise system that is robust and recognised as one of Australia’s best. Franchisees benefit from an award winning Best Practice model with ongoing coaching and assistance in sales techniques, operations, local area marketing, cost control, purchasing and financial management.


Why else do our franchise partners choose Bucking Bull? They live, breathe, and love to eat our product! From fans and now to franchisees, they are passionate about delivering quality product and the Bucking Bull experience to our customers.


Some Bucking Bull Franchisees had never stepped foot in a commercial kitchen, let alone run a successful food business before. The Bucking Bull team provides comprehensive training and ongoing support including store development, operations, training, marketing and sales techniques as well as how to prepare food that is of consistently high quality.

From the moment you come onboard, we’ll work with you, lending our experience and expertise to every facet of your new business. We have a very hands-on approach to training to help you lead your team of roast experts to glory!

As part of your extensive training you’ll learn:

  • How to deliver high product quality at lower cost
  • How to recruit 12 key performance indicators to tweak and grow your profits
  • Food merchandising secrets to maximise your sales
  • How to keep your customers delighted and fiercely loyal

Franchisees are provided with classroom based training at Bucking Bull’s Support Office, followed by in-store operational training. We also continue to provide ongoing support and mentoring through our best practice system.



We’re currently seeking franchisees for various locations around Australia, for both new and existing stores. The Bucking Bull franchise consists of a number of different models, depending on the individual site restrictions, trade area demographics and competitive landscape.

If your desired location of interest is not listed below, please don’t let that stop you from submitting an enquiry! We’re constantly investigating new site opportunities and will no doubt be opening a store near you soon!

Frequently Asked


Have some questions? We’re so glad you asked!

After successfully managing Bucking Bull franchises for over twenty years we think we have all the answers! If you can’t find the answer to your question below, it won’t be far away. Either complete the Enquiry Form below or contact us.

What skills do I need to become a successful Bucking Bull Franchisee?

Our franchise owners come from all walks of life, and don’t necessarily have food retail or restaurant experience. We are looking for individuals who are genuinely driven to succeed in their business.

Retail management or food service experience is desirable, but not essential. The comprehensive training that you will receive will equip you with all the knowledge and skills required for operating your own Bucking Bull franchise.

What is the initial investment?

The cost of a Bucking Bull franchise varies from project to project and depends on the individual store requirements. Generally complete franchises will cost between $150,000 – $400,000.

This initial investment comprises of the franchise fee, intellectual property, store design, fixtures & fittings, equipment, operating systems and all training.

What are the ongoing costs?

Bucking Bull’s franchise fee is 8% of net sales. This includes marketing, IT and operational support.

What is a Franchise Agreement and what is the term?

The Franchise Agreement is awarded to qualified candidates and it is a legally binding contract between franchisee and franchisor. The Agreement will outline the way in which your franchised outlet will work within the Bucking Bull franchise system and has an initial term of 5 + 5 years.

How long will it take to open my Bucking Bull store?

Franchisees typically open their Bucking Bull store within 14 weeks after signing the Franchise Agreement. Certain factors may affect the length of time required to open your store. These factors include locating and securing a satisfactory site, obtaining adequate financing to complete necessary construction or remodeling and obtaining necessary ordinance and or building code permits, licensing and approvals.

What training and support will I get?

The owner-operator is provided with classroom-based training at Bucking Bull’s Support Office, followed by in-store operational training. We assist the franchisee and his/her management team with hiring and provide a “hands-on” support team for the period prior to opening, to post-opening operations support

Are franchisees expected to work in the store?

As part of the award-winning franchise model at Bucking Bull, we do expect franchisees to actively work in their stores. Our experience demonstrates that stores become more successful when franchisees are active in the day to day running of their business.


Aktiv Brands is a leading Australian retail food brand developer and manager.

Formed in 1999 with the development of Bucking Bull, the Aktiv Brands portfolio is continuing to expand throughout Australia. Along with Bucking Bull, Aktiv Brands is also home to Skewerz Kebabz. With proven prowess in the franchising field, the Aktiv Brands team have demonstrated their expertise in the successful management and operation of food retail businesses over the last 22 years.

At Aktiv, we focus zealously on providing our franchisees with first class support and business education, thus equipping them with the tools to grow and prosper their business, now and into the future.


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