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From Footy Friends to Franchisees, La Porchetta Duo are Winners

La Porchetta Franchisees Jason Krainski and Stephen Montebello were this week awarded the group’s Porchetta Award.

The Porchetta Award acknowledges a franchisee’s outstanding contribution to the brand, including their contribution to the ongoing development of the franchise system and their leadership within the franchise network.

Jason Krainski and Stephen Montebello own La Porchetta restaurants in Rosebud and Hastings in rural, beachside Victoria. They have been firm friends since they were 11 years old, when they met playing footy. They purchased La Porchetta Rosebud in 2005 and opened Hastings in 2014.

“Jason and Stephen have been outstanding in their commitment to the brand and our values,” said La Porchetta CEO Sara Pantaleo. “This award acknowledges their hard work and contributions, especially to our Franchise Advisory Committee and Delivery Taskforce.”

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