One of New Zealand’s longest-running licensed restaurant franchise chains has placed their Pukekohe outlet on the market. The Pukekohe Lone Star outlet has been running since 2013 and is one of 25 franchised locations around the country.

The Pukekohe represents one of the chains more modern facilities, as it is one of the latest Lone Star venues to open. The first Lone Star was opened in Christchurch in 1988.

The Pukekohe franchise has been well decorated, winning the hospitality category of the Pukekohe Business Association Best in Business Awards in both 2015 and 2018. The venue is on the market for $1.1 million plus stock and is available through Bayleys Pukekohe. “In that licensed family dining/mid-price-range category, Lone Star Pukekohe has few competitors,” said Virginia Zhou, salesperson. “The brand has stuck to its proven short-order generous portion menu—still offering the likes of the signature-dish Lone Star pork ribs, beef steaks, chicken options and burgers.”

“There is strong brand-recognition for Lone Star Pukekohe throughout the Counties region due to the business’s prominent sponsorship of community events. Everything from the Pukekohe Cardboard Car Rally and the Pukekohe Onion Festival through Franklin Special Olympics and hosting a Christmas lunch for underprivileged families in the district.”

The Pukekohe Lone Star has turned over an average of $2 million for the past four years. Currently, there are 19 front-of-house, kitchen staff and general management on both full and part-time basis.