South Africa Restaurants, Fast Food and Catering Market Report 2023: The Industry Showed Resilience in 2022, but Not All Establishments have Recovered to Pre-pandemic Levels

Dublin, April 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Restaurants, Fast Food and Catering Industry in South Africa 2023" report has been added to's offering.

This report on the restaurant, catering and fast food industry in South Africa includes information on the state of the sector, its major players, sales and profitability, developments and corporate actions, as well as influencing factors including the effect of power cuts, labour and the economic environment.

There are profiles of 57 companies including major players such as Famous Brands and Spur Corporation, large franchises such as KFC, Burger King, Ocean Basket and Seattle and caterers including Bidvest Catering Services, Air Chefs and Tsebo Solutions.

The Restaurant, Catering and Fast Food Industry in South Africa

The restaurant, catering, and fast food industry showed resilience in 2022, but not all establishments have recovered to pre-pandemic levels. The recovery has been severely limited by power cuts, and water cuts in some areas, which have put many operators, particularly independent businesses, at risk of closure. Larger companies and fast food chains have fared better than independent operators.

Short Recovery

In 2022, consumers returned to sit-down and takeaway orders, and analysts pointed to a growing trend towards convenience foods and quick service restaurants and takeaways, which was likely boosted by the improved delivery capability of many outlets during the pandemic.

But since July 2022, food sales at restaurants and takeaways have been slowly declining. Power cuts have resulted in significant losses through food spoilage, disrupted service, a reduction in trading hours and the inability to serve certain food and drinks.


The restaurant and fast food segments are highly competitive. Large players and fast food chains are in a stronger position to manage increasing costs compared to independent eateries.

Famous Brands said not many new competitor brands were emerging, existing competitors are well-entrenched, and competition is fierce. There is also greater competition between franchises, especially chicken franchises, and considerable internal competition between brands in the major franchising groups.

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry

3.1. State of the Industry
3.2. Key Trends
3.3. Key Issues
3.4. Notable Players
3.5. Corporate Actions
3.6. Regulations
3.7. Enterprise Development and Social Development



6.1. Loadshedding
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Input Costs
6.4. Business Interruption Insurance
6.5. Labour
6.6. Environmental Issues
6.7. Technology, R&D, Innovation

7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry




11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites



  • Adega Restaurants CC
  • Air Chefs (SOC) Ltd
  • Anat Foods (Pty) Ltd
  • Andiccio 24 Head Office CC
  • Applecart Properties 42 (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Catering Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Bootlegger Franchise Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Burger Bistro Franchising (Pty) Ltd
  • Burger King South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Chickenland (Pty) Ltd
  • CSG Food Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Daily Cafe Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Dulce Milkwood (Pty) Ltd
  • Eclectic Brands (Pty) Ltd
  • Empact Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Famous Brands Ltd
  • Feedem Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Fournews Developments (Pty) Ltd
  • Galito's Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Golden Fried Chicken (Pty) Ltd
  • Hentiq 2517 (Pty) Ltd
  • Hot Dog Cafe (Pty) Ltd
  • Hungry Lion Fast Foods (Pty) Ltd
  • Imperium Franchise Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Kauai Juice (Pty) Ltd
  • KFC (Pty) Ltd
  • King Pie Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • KK Doughnuts SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Krugkor Franchise (Pty) Ltd
  • Laudian Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Le Fera (Pty) Ltd
  • Main Event Catering (Pty) Ltd
  • MLP Foods (Pty) Ltd
  • Mochachos Franchise Management (Pty) Ltd
  • MSA Devco (Pty) Ltd
  • OBC Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Ocean Basket Franchise Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Open Food Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Par-Avion (Pty) Ltd
  • Pedros Chicken Franchise (Pty) Ltd
  • Pie City (Pty) Ltd
  • Primi World (Pty) Ltd
  • RCA Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Roman's Pizza (Pretoria) (Pty) Ltd
  • Sandwich Baron Franchising CC
  • Seattle Coffee Company (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Simply Asia Franchise Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Sodexo Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Source Food Catering and Events (Pty) Ltd
  • Spur Corporation Ltd
  • Streamline Brands (Pty) Ltd
  • Sumptuous Caterers (Pty) Ltd
  • Tsebo Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd
  • View Rock Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Why Cook (Pty) Ltd
  • Wiesenhof Coffee Roastery (Pty) Ltd
  • Xantium Trading 471 (Pty) Ltd

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