Big Four Fast Food Franchisors

The big four franchises in South Africa, give their vital stats.


Big Four Fast Food Franchisors

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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Yum! Brands

  • R7,45b Estimated turnover
  • Franchise revenue contributes R7,15bn (96%)
  • 736 KFC stores in SA

Spur Holdings

  • R4,9b Annual turnover
  • 429 stores in SA

Taste Holdings

  • R506,4m Annual turnover
  • Franchise revenue contributes R152m (30%) 615 stores in SA

Famous Brands

  • 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.

Tracy Lee Nicol
About the Author
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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