Why Lone Star?

As a Lone Star franchisee, you’ll be a part of one of the biggest restaurant families in New Zealand. It takes a winning formula to keep the fire burning for 33 years, and we’ve sure learnt a thing or two along the way. We’ll share these lessons with you and give full guidance and support to help your franchise succeed and grow.

Part of the Lone Star family

Being part of the Lone Star family gives you a head start:

Strong collective purchasing power from accredited suppliers.

Hands-on training from our operations and food teams.

National marketing support and regional advertising advice.

Full head office support. Marketing, HR, Accounts, Food and Operations.

24/7 technology and systems support.

A customer database and social following with over 200,000 loyal Lone Star fans.

Part of a 100% New Zealand owned and operated company.

That winning Lone Star culture

When the first Lone Star opened at 26 Manchester Street on September 13, 1988, it was out with pompous, nouvelle cuisine and in with the idea that eating out should be fun and value for money. A legend was born.

Our original menu was a combo of Kiwi classics and Lone Star originals. Dishes such as Lassoo of Hog, Dixie Chicken, Johnny Cash Stash and our iconic Redneck Ribs remain on the menu to this day.

Our values of Love, Care and Generosity are the heartbeat of our business. We’re committed to heartfelt service and exceeding guests’ expectations. Whether it’s the friendly greeting as they arrive, the delicious food or the inviting dining surroundings, a fun, unpretentious night out is guaranteed.

Community is important to us. We love meeting guests, enriching the lives of our team, and giving back to the communities that support us.

Know you’ve got what it takes to be a Lone Star legend?