A re-opening party of the Red Rooster chicken restaurant in Minto was held on Saturday 26 September attended by a large contingent of community members in support of local business.

Red Rooster Minto Franchise is owned by a couple Khalique Sajjad and Shakeeba Siddiqui who livelocally in the area.Family, friends, customers, politicians, community leaders and staff from Red

Shakeeba Siddiqui, Khalique Sajjad

Shakeeba Siddiqui, Khalique Sajjad

Roster headquarters joined the party in support of the young couple successfully running the business now for almost a year.Earlier in September the franchisees completed a major renovation of the restaurant inside out with a totally renovated dining area.

The party catered for kids including jumping castle, facepainting, balloon sculpting, photobombs etc.

Red Rooster restaurant, Minto.

Red Rooster Restaurant, Minto.



The formal re-opening ceremony was started by the MC, Ms Janette Naggy, Franchise Business Manager of Red Rooster with Welcome to Country.

Cr Paul Hawker, the newly elected Mayor of Campbelltown welcomes the guests and praised the local community for supporting small business ventures in the area.

Mr Anoulack Chantivong, the state member for Maquariefields applauded the enterprising efforts of the local couple and so did Mr Laurie Ferguson, Federal member for Werriwa.


“It is great to see so many people have turned up to join the reopening party that is highly encouraging for Khalique and Shakeeba, said Mr Ferguson.

Mr Nathan Keik, State Manager of Red Rooster NSW, QLD and ACT expressed great confidence in Khalique and Shakeeba as the Minto franchisees for Red Rooster to run the business with high standards.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at noon before the big rush from the public to try the tasty menu
items that was on offer the the restaurant.

Front from left: Dr Ashfaq Ahmad, Prof Jamil Farooqui and Mrs Jamel Ahmad

Front from left: Dr Ashfaq Ahmad, Prof Jamil Farooqui and Mrs Jamel Ahmad

Among the community leaders who attended the event were Dr Q Ashfaq Ahmad, Mrs Jamal Ara Ahmad, Mr Zafar Siddiqui, Mrs Mehar Ahmad, Fauzia Siddiqui, Sadia Siddiqui and businessmen Mr Shahab Siddiqui, Mr Abul Fateh Siddiqui and Mr Shujaat Siddiqui.

Professor Jamil Farooqui came all the way from Malaysia to attend the event and provide support for the enterprising couple.