Although South African fast food and restaurant franchising consists of dozens of concepts and generates approximately R85 billion in revenue annually, the sector is dominated by the big four franchisors: Famous Brands, Spur Holdings, Yum! Brands and Taste Holdings.
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- R7,45b Estimated turnover
- Franchise revenue contributes R7,15bn (96%)
- 736 KFC stores in SA
- R4,9b Annual turnover
- 429 stores in SA
- R506,4m Annual turnover
- Franchise revenue contributes R152m (30%) 615 stores in SA
- R2,51b Annual turnover
- Franchise revenue contributes R251m (20%)
- 1 881 stores in SA
Franchising beyond South Africa’s borders
Economies in the rest of Africa continue to grow and beckon ambitious South African franchised brands that are reaching market saturation locally, or looking to capitalise on lucrative untapped markets across our borders.
The most popular countries being expanded into are our immediate neighbours (in order) Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, with brands from fast food and restaurant, retail, automotive, childcare and education, to health and beauty industries leading the way.