Spur Steak Ranches, Panarottis Pizza Pasta, John Dory’s Fish Grill & Sushi, The Hussar Grill, RocoMamas and Captain DoRegos are the six renowned restaurant groups that constitute Spur International, the international division of Spur Corporation. This growing multi-brand restaurant franchisor, is headquartered in Cape Town, and listed in the travel and leisure sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Spur International aims to be the number one favourite dining choice of customers in the countries where they trade and are looking to build a strong footprint within the existing markets in which they operate. Spur is extremely excited about the opportunities on the African continent and have a dedicated team focused on the region’s growth.
Spur opened its first international franchise in Namibia in 1991, whereafter outlets in Botswana, Mauritius and Zambia followed in 1995. In 1996 the first outlets in Swaziland and Australia were opened and in 1997 the first outlet was opened in Zimbabwe. The first New Zealand outlet was opened in 2016.
Currently Spur International has restaurants in various parts of Africa, Mauritius, the UK and Australia. There are 61 restaurants in the Spur Group’s international division, comprising 43 Spur Steak Ranches, 12 Panarottis Pizza Pasta outlets, three Captain DoRegos outlets, one John Dory’s, one Hussar Grill, and one RocoMamas.
Currently Spur International has restaurants in various parts of Africa, Mauritius, Australia and New Zealand. There are 58 restaurants in the Spur Group’s international division, comprising 40 Spur Steak Ranches, 12 Panarottis Pizza Pasta outlets, 3 Captain DoRegos outlets, 1 John Dory’s, 1 Hussar Grill, and 1 RocoMamas.
International revenue comprised 12% of group revenue for the financial year. At constant exchange rates, international restaurant sales increased by 2.8% impacted by the closure of outlets in the UK.
Spur International plans to grow in existing territories to allow for the development of improved logistics, pricing and raw material efficiencies. The group continues to review its traditional models to adapt these to the higher set up, occupancy costs and other challenges encountered in certain countries in Africa. Spur will also focus on improving facilities across the existing restaurants through renovations and revamps.