Australians roast Red Rooster restaurants for ALWAYS empty, suggesting it’s a ‘cover’ for something else – but the fast food giant has the last laugh
- red Rooster is an Australian fast food restaurant chain that was founded in 1972
- The number of recent TikTok videos has cast doubt on some aspects of the company
- Company responded to the ‘haters’ with a few clips that have gone viral
A social media conspiracy that questioned how Red Rooster restaurants stay open despite always appearing empty has gone viral, with Australians wanting to discuss rumors that the businesses are a ‘cover’ for something illicit.
A number of TikTok videos have repeatedly asked the question in recent months, prompting the fast food giant to formally blast a series of outlandish suggestions with two clips of its own.
In the most recent video, which has racked up 1.5 million views, one can see a man reading a magazine falsely stating that he loves “red rocket” before adding that he’s been visiting the fast food haven for 50 years – despite it fact that he appears to be in his thirties.
He then quickly adds that he “loves Red Rooster” before sampling some chicken and chips from the menu.
After biting into the food, which he says ‘always eats anyway’, the man reads from the script again.
This woman was happy to declare her continued love for Red Rooster in a clip the company later posted to TikTok. placed
Some Red Rooster restaurants often fail to attract customers into the store, leading some on social media to suggest that the business is actually a “cover” for illegal activity
The paid actor ends by admitting that the chicken is “actually very good” while the company makes a fool of itself.
an earlier one video of August — which has been viewed more than 400,000 times — showed a loyal customer eating Red Rooster “since her mother first fed her when she was eight.”
The woman states that ‘everyone needs a little chicken in their life’ and that people who eat elsewhere ‘suck’.
Ashley Hughes, Red Rooster’s marketing director, said it was important to tackle the conspiracy theories.
“There has been a (rumor) circulating for some time that Rode Haan is (actually) a money laundering company,” he said.
“As a matter of fact, Aussie down-to-earth brand, we’re not above laughing at ourselves…and we actually think it’s pretty funny.”
Other leftfield theories on TikTok have asked why you rarely see families enjoying a dinner experience at Red Rooster — as well as a string of people asking when was the last time someone actually went out of their way to sample some of their fried chicken.
The company also invited a TikTok comedian to see how the company works for itself when he questioned day-to-day operations in a clip in April.
Red Rooster’s latest ‘promotional’ video is a huge success, with over 1.5 million views on TikTok
Red Rooster invited popular TikTok comedian @alrighthey (pictured) to see the company run in-store
The fast food giant also had the last laugh, with their social media presence increasing dramatically after responding to the “haters.”
Founded in 1972, Red Rooster specializes in fried chicken, chicken burgers and fried chicken. Their range also includes whole roasts, half roasts, wraps, burgers, salads, beverages and desserts.
There are over 350 stores across Australia in every state or territory – except Tasmania.