Press release


December 15, 2017

John Dory’s Fish, Grill and Sushi, celebrated 21 years on 13 December 2017. John Dory’s is part of Spur Corporation’s family focused brands. Founded in 1996, as a predominantly seafood restaurant, John Dory’s has a distinctly Mediterranean culture and charisma. Over the years, John Dory’s has incorporated many unique menu items at very affordable prices.

“2017 Is a special year for us, as we’ve recently celebrated 50 years of Spur Steak Ranches, and now 21 years of John Dory’s. We wish Leonard and his team greater success in the years to come as they continue to grow John Dory’s in new exciting markets.” , commented Pierre Van Tonder, Chief Executive Officer of the Spur Corporation.

Now boasting 49 restaurants in Southern Africa, John Dory’s continues to strive to be the 1st-choice Fish, Grill and Sushi Restaurant in South Africa, offering great value, quality, sustainable meal offerings in a fun and family-friendly environment.

Leonard Coetzee, Chief Operating Officer of John Dory’s Fish, Grill and Sushi, said “We continue to flourish because we don’t compromise on quality food for our customers, we appreciate them for supporting us for 21 years. We are also indebted to our colleagues and franchisees who have embraced tough trading conditions.”

John Dory’s works closely with SASSI and is committed to providing sustainable seafood options to their customers and to remain transparent on the origin and sustainability of the species offered on their menu.

Excellent service remains one of John Dory’s trademarks and brand pillars, with all staff – waitrons, managers, chefs – going the extra mile to ensure customers consistently receive the best possible experience while dining.

Here’s to the next 21 years and beyond for John Dory’s.