About Me

Over the years we have expanded the Australian business incorporating other brands under the retail entity Retail Zoo this includes: Salsas Fresh Mex Grill, CIBO Espresso, the Italian espresso bar franchise that has wowed Adelaide for 17 years, the very cool Betty’s Burgers & CONCRETE CO. Retail Zoo has over 600 stores and almost 7000 people working across the four businesses for which I am now a Director. 

I’m a working mother of four, best selling author of “The Accidental Entrepreneur”, a Shark on Channel TEN’s Shark Tank, a champion contestant on Australian Survivor Season 4 and co-host of the 5 star rated podcast “Superwomen we ain’t”.

My life is hectic so I understand firsthand the demands the world can put on an individual! I’m an advocate for a healthy lifestyle – I maintain a daily yoga practice, am a very average surfer, horse rider and tennis player… but love doing all of it…

Janine Allis



  1. Excellence in International Franchising – Franchise council of Australia
  2. Excellence in Franchise Innovation – Franchise Council of Australia
  3. LinkedIn – Named as a ‘LinkedIn influencer’
  4. Inside Retail – Innovation Initiative Of The Year Award
  5. National Retail Award – Innovation Excellence Awards Winner
  6. CSIA – Austrian Service Excellence Award Friendly Award
  7. Franchise Hall of Fame Inductee – MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards
  8. Excellence in International Franchising – Boost Juice International MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards
  9. Australian Established Franchisor of the Year – Boost Juice Bars MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards
  10. Excellence in Women’s Leadership: Victoria The Australian Business Awards
  11. Business Award – InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards
  12. Honorary Member – Key International Honour Society
  13. Australian Export Heroes Award – Export Council of Australia
  14. Finalist – Fast 100 BRW
  15. International Franchise Award – Franchise Council of Australia
  16. Franchise Award – National Retailers Association Awards – BOQ
  17. Woman of the Year in Franchising – Price Waterhouse Coopers
  18. Franchisor of the Year Award – Victoria Price Waterhouse Coopers
  19. International Women’s Award – Finalist Verve Cliquot
  20. Women in Franchising – Finalist Price Waterhouse Coopers
  21. Franchisor of the Year – Finalist Price Waterhouse Coopers
  22. Woman of the Year – Telstra
  23. Victorian Business Woman of the Year – Telstra