Market Environment

The South African sit-down and quick-service restaurant market is extremely competitive, with both local and international brands operating in a highly competitive market.

The market is characterised by three major players – Spur Corporation (including Spur Steak Ranches, Panarottis Pizza pasta, John Dory’s, The Hussar Grill, RocoMamas, Casa Bella, Spur Grill & Go and Captain DoRegos), Famous Brands (including brands like Wimpy, Mugg & Bean, Steers, Debonairs and Fishaways) and Taste Holdings (including brands like Domino’s Pizza, Scooters Pizza, St Elmo’s and the Fish & Chips Company). Other major companies include YUM (KFC), Grand Parade Investments (Burger King), Shanduka (McDonald’s) and Nando’s. There is also a tremendous amount of businesses operating in the individual ‘moms and pops’ category.