South African fast food franchises – adapting to challenges and expanding abroad
South Africa has experienced quite a lot over the past couple of years and still does. And while even the slight thought of all this is dampening, one thing is certain, our charisma, resilience and tenacity have seen us through it all every time. And one such depiction of these traits lies within the fast food and restaurant industry.
The consequences of load shedding
This is yet another setback for the restaurant sector, consumers, and the whole business sector alike. Our scramble for alternative power supply to keep our business units going is indicative of our interdependence in the ecosystem.
Some of our top franchises, such as Nando’s, Ocean Basket and Steers have moved abroad, planting their roots further into the African continent as well as internationally to countries like Australia, Portugal, the UK, the USA, and the UAE where they are growing in popularity – and have grown their customer base to a lot more than the South African expats.
Courtesy of Bizcommunity – read full article here.