Core Catering Supplies

Core Catering Franchise

  1. Description
  2. Regional Listings

Core Catering Supplies was established in 1998 and has since become a leading supplier of hardware to the hospitality industry in South Africa.

  • Nelspruit

Minimum Investment: R795 000 ex vat

  • George

Minimum Investment: R795 000 ex vat

  • Bloemfontein

Minimum Investment: R795 000 ex vat

  • Centurion/Midrand

Minimum Investment: R795 000 ex vat

  • Krugersdorp

Minimum Investment: R795 000 ex vat

Core Catering Supplies

Established: 1998
Initial Franchise Fee: 10%
Set-up Costs: From R795 000 – R1,5m incl stock
Management Fees: From 6%
Marketing Fees: From 1%
FASA Member: No
Mark Houlihan
+27 (0)21 465 8800

About the Franchise

Core Catering was established in 1998 and has since become a leading supplier of hardware to the hospitality industry in South Africa. With 15 franchises in all major centres of South Africa as well as neighbouring countries, Core Catering Supplies has ensured its leadership position as a national glassware, cutlery, crockery, kitchen smalls, equipment, uniform, and bar accessory supplier.

Core Catering Supplies has a large and diverse customer base, since its product offering serves as the foundation to all food service environments – from hotels, bars and restaurants to canteens, schools and hospitals. Core Catering adds value through comprehensive product knowledge, variety and highly competitive pricing.

Franchisee selection criteria

The franchise model is geared towards an owner operator, where the owner must play an active role in the running of the business with close and regular guidance by the franchisor. This is to enhance the service levels to customers, as well as ensure proper controls in regard to stock, staff and processes. The applicant’s ability to fulfil the franchisor’s expectation is determined by relevant business background and some industry experience.

Franchisor support

Successful applicants will be required to spend no less than three weeks (preferably four to six weeks) in initial training at a regional head office store. 

During this period most aspects of the business model will be taught. After initial owner management training, all other sales staff employed by the franchisee will be required to spend at least a week at a franchisor designated store for training. Head office will do regular store visits to assist and assess any challenges with day-to-day operations.

Your investment

For your investment, you will get a complete turn-key store, usually between 200m2 and 350m2, depending on anticipated turnover. The initial franchise set up cost will incorporate the following:

All opening stock, signage branding, software and hardware, shelving, furniture, displays, advertising campaigns, opening party, and training (including manuals, policies and procedures). Thereafter a monthly marketing and franchise fee based on turnover will be applicable.

Application process

  • Initially enquire via phone or email
  • You will receive an application form and non-disclosure document
  • If approved, an interview will be set up and disclosure agreement issued
  • If successful, a memorandum agreement will need to be signed and initial franchise fee paid
  • Payment plan discussed
  • Site procurement begins
  • Signing of franchise agreement.