A Taste for the High Life

Spur Corporation’s new grill will get you going


A Taste for the High Life

Spur Corporation, most well-known for its family-friendly restaurants, has branched into the high-end steakhouse market by purchasing Hussar Grill, a Cape Town chain, for R35 million earlier in the year. And when you buy a high-end brand, you need customers with thick wallets, which is why the brand is expanding out of Cape Town, where it’s operated for 50 years, to the city of gold — Gauteng, in 2015.

Two Hussars are set to open in Gauteng, one in Klerksdorp the other in Pretoria, says Spur Corporation’s CEO, Pierre van Tonder, with a further four opening around Cape Town.

Despite three other high-end brands already playing in the Gauteng arena, namely Turn ‘n Tender, Grillhouse and the Local Grill, van Tonder doesn’t believe the market is over-traded yet.

 

Tracy Lee Nicol
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Tracy-Lee Nicol is the managing editor of Franchise Zone Magazine and deputy editor of Entrepreneur Magazine. She studied her Masters degree in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University and spent the next two years working and travelling in Asia. Her love of people, business and teaching is reflected in telling the stories of entrepreneurs, franchisees and franchisors, inspiring others to take the leap to being their own boss and bringing about positive change in South Africa.

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