Operational Presence

Through our three family restaurant brands, Spur Steak Ranches, Panarottis Pizza Pasta, John Dory’s Fish Grill Sushi, two high end dining restaurants, The Hussar Grill, and Casa Bella, 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 575 outlets worldwide, with restaurants in various parts of Africa, the Middle East, Mauritius, and Australasia. There are 58 restaurants in the International division, comprising 40 Spur Steak Ranches, 12 Panarottis Pizza Pasta outlets, 3 Captain DoRegos outlets, 1 John Dory’s, 1 Th Hussar Grill, and 1 RocoMamas.

Having grown into one of the most recognised brands in the country Spur is known as ‘the official restaurant of the South African family’. 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 40 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.