Operational Presence

Through our three family restaurant brands – Spur Steak Ranches, Panarottis Pizza Pasta, John Dory’s Fish Grill Sushi; three high end dining restaurants – The Hussar Grill, Casa Bella and Monterey Seafood; and three fast food convenience chains – Captain DoRegos, RocoMamas and Spur Grill & Go, Spur Corporation provides customers with an inviting eating experience that is distinctly family-orientated.

Spur Corporation currently has over 592 outlets worldwide, with restaurants in various parts of Africa, the Middle East, Mauritius, and Australasia. There are 63 restaurants in the International division, comprising 41 Spur Steak Ranches, 12 Panarottis Pizza Pasta outlets, 3 Captain DoRegos outlets, 2 John Dory’s restaurants, 1 The Hussar Grill, and 4 RocoMamas restaurants.

The group, which was first listed on the JSE in 1986, was restructured in 1999, which resulted in the formation and listing of Spur Corporation, as we know it today.

The group’s operational style is based on the fundamentals instilled by its founder, Allen Ambor, in 1967. This has been refined and improved over more than 50 years and entrenched by the directors and senior executives – many of whom started their careers working in individual outlets. Spur’s operational style is based on people, entrepreneurial flair, customer focus, operational excellence, empowerment and learning, and prudent and considered decision-making.

Spur Corporation’s Operational Committee meets twice a year to commit to plans for implementing the board’s strategy, identifying and assessing risks within the group, identifying new business opportunities and reviewing performance against key metrics. This committee comprises executive directors, Pierre van Tonder, Mark Farrelly and Ronel van Dijk, and includes heads of all functional areas within the group. The committee is chaired by the group chief executive officer, Pierre van Tonder. Significant matters are raised at board meetings or meetings of board subcommittees.