The Franchise Co

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The Franchise CoThe Franchise Co is a franchise management specialist company that owns and manages a diverse range of established and popular south African franchises, offering a wide range of franchises in multiple sectors.

Over the last decade, we have successfully acquired a collection of franchises across a spectrum of sectors, including medical, accommodation, retail, restaurants, fast food, health & beauty, IT, financial and construction. Our reputation as franchise management specialists soon resulted in external entrepreneurs and investors approaching us to be part of their success story.

By understanding the applicable market trends and continuously analyzing potential business risks and opportunities, we have built a reputation of being excellent at acquiring ideally located and sustainable franchises at the best entry prices and ensuring your and our company business stability.

Our management team consists of highly skilled, actively involved members with decades of experience in business operations, management, financial and funding, and franchising. Their passion, dedication and knowledge form the cornerstones of our business.

It is the continuous growth, coupled with the skills, knowledge, experience, and networks of The Franchise Co. team which are credited with the unique opportunity herewith presenting a true turn-key business solution.

• Expenses, overhead, sales and financial models’ control systems.
• Continues product and brand development.
• Internal training and continues upskilling on all staff.
• Promoting and Marketing the Brand, Menu Items, Specials and Promotions.
• Ensuring client satisfaction and much more.

Our fast-food, restaurant and retail market include the following successful and unique brands:
  • Blacksteer has been providing South African with deliciously meaty meals since 1963, making it a truly legendary South African brand.
  • ChesaNyama is a franchise enterprise which brings the local butcher to your doorstep. Serving you the best matured A-grade meats, flamed-grilled in our open-plan kitchen, escorted by our secret traditional pap and sauce or freshly cut chips. ChesaNyama is proudly under new ownership of The Franchise Co for the past year restoring the brand to what is was known and loved for. ChesaNyama and its Nyamalicious meals is coming back to the market stronger than ever.
  • Through great tasting food and our South African heritage, Mike’s Kitchen has been creating memorable family experiences since the very beginning. The first Mike’s Kitchen, brainchild of our founder Mike lllion, was opened in Greenside, Johannesburg on the 17th September 1972.
  • Eight to the lounge is the culmination of sophistication. Think sultry tunes, world-class cuisine, and exclusive dining. Located in Grey Owl Shopping Centre, Midstream – our restaurant will be the measure by which the bar is set.
  • From humble beginnings, Yummy Fish & Chips is now growing from East London throughout the rest of South Africa. It is a newly established fast-food brand that offers a variety of meals to the consumer at exceptional prices. Here you can expect nothing less than top quality, fresh and affordable meals enough to serve a whole nation. Something this yummy deserves to be shared with everyone.
  • At Yami Family Food and Fun Restaurants our focus is to create a restaurant experience that brings families and friends together. Yami offers a unique, fresh, and exciting experience that is both different and new, yet very satisfying compared to the traditional look and feel sit down restaurant experience currently available within your area.
  • Yami Pizza is a proudly South African brand, new in the market, offering deliciously different pizza that will for sure satisfy those pizza cravings. The pizzas are available in both traditional and unique Yami Pizza style recipes in both thick and thin bases. Yami’s brand essence is Deliciously Different – we are the misfits, the madcaps, and the black sheep. Far from normal. But that is how we want it. Never boring, always having fun. They can call us crazy all they want, but we know it is the thing that keeps us from going insane.
  • Like any truly South African tale, Zebro’s story started many years ago around a fire, with good conversation and chicken pieces braaied to perfection on smoking hot coals. Zebro’s is known for its lekker braaied chicken and famous Zebro’s sauce. Zebro’s have been around for more than thirty years with over 40 stores across South Africa. Now, years later, Zebro’s is known for making “real good” braaied chicken meals. The future of Zebro’s is prosperous as a growing South African brand spreading the love of lekker local and authentic meals.

For more information on any franchise opportunities, visit our website at or email alternatively contact 012 548 6028.

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