Red Rooster and Four‘N Twenty team up to rev up “Aussie-ness” in new campaign via Leo Burnett


Australia’s first and favourite chicken shop Red Rooster (Reds) has united with Four’N Twenty pies, creating a very Aussie brand collaboration by launching a limited edition chicken & gravy pie ahead of the Australian footy final season. To support the launch Leo Burnett Australia has created a fully integrated creative campaign.


The very Aussie collaboration and supporting campaign targets an 18-34 year old demographic, looking for an on-the-go, one-handed eat, lunch solution, aiming to satisfy Australia’s chicken cravings as we head into winter and footy final season. The campaign includes 15’ TVC, online, social, digital, radio and OOH, plus the introduction of specially designed merchandise available through the Red Rooster merch website.

Ashley Hughes, director of marketing, Red Rooster, said this is a truly innovative partnership of two much-loved iconic Aussie brands and an exciting time of change and innovation for Reds: “We are excited to expose Reds and our roast chicken & gravy flavours to a new and wider audience and embed the brand further in Aussie pop culture by collaborating with another highly recognisable iconic Australian food brand.

“Four’N Twenty is famous for its pies, and we are famous for our chicken, and in my book, that makes this the perfect partnership. And we all know how much Australians love their pies, so we are very confident this limited edition menu item will be a hit with our customers, especially those heading to the footy and needing a delicious on-the-go winter lunch option to satisfy their cravings.”

Says Marijke Spain, creative director, Leo Burnett: “We were excited to see a brief about the coming together of two iconic Australian brands. In the spirit of our Reds platform, which celebrates the crazy things people do to satisfy their chicken cravings, we brought this partnership to life in an iconic Aussie scenario – a pie at the footy.”

Says Anand Surujpal, CMO of Patties Food Group: “It is always exciting when two Aussie icons come together to bring customers a brand-new product. Alongside Red Rooster, we’re looking forward to customers tasting the new Chicken & Gravy pie, combining the beloved flavours of Four’N Twenty and Red Rooster into a delicious new pie. We are excited to see this become a fan-favourite.”

The TVC launches May 15  across FTA and other channels for seven weeks through July 2. The new Red Rooster x Four ‘N Twenty Chicken & Gravy pie is available for a limited time only from May 15, on menus at Reds restaurants nationally, via Drive Thru, Dine In, Take Away, Click & Collect and Delivery.

As for the pie becoming a regular menu item? “Watch this space,” concluded Hughes.

Red Rooster and Four‘N Twenty team up to rev up “Aussie-ness” in new campaign via Leo Burnett

Ashley Hughes, Director of Marketing, Red Rooster
Jane Hillsdon, Marketing Manager, Red Rooster
Julia Lo Presti, Brand Manager, Red Rooster
Stella Katsaros, PR & Communications Manager, Red Rooster

Creative Agency: Leo Burnett Australia
Creative Director: Marijke Spain
Creative Director: Michelle Walsh
Art Director: Cristina Muffatti
Copywriter: Kevin Ma
Senior Business Director: Nicole Denning
Business Director: Dani Garabedian
PXP: Producer: Lauren Woods

Production Company: Photoplay
Director: Scott Otto Anderson
Executive Producer: Emma Thompson
DOP: Daniel Ardilley
Food Stylist: Jacqui Hing
Offline Editor: Mark Bennett
Online: Chris Grocott @ White Chocolate
Sound Post: Renee Park @ Rumble Studios
Casting: Danny Long

Media: Atomic212