Burger King SA announced that its 80th corporate restaurant has opened at the Kolonnade Retail Park in Tshwane on Friday, 8 June 2018. This is the 20th restaurant to be opened this financial year and the business is on track to open another 20 restaurants by the next financial year.
Says Juan Klopper, COO of Burger King SA, “We continue to grow in the South African market, reaching more communities that love our freshly prepared flame-grilled burgers. We now have 35 drive-thrus in a restaurant network achieving restaurant sales on average in excess of R1m per month.”
Burger King® SA has achieved its contractual corporate development obligation of 80 units ahead of its deadline. “We feel further development is key to achieving long-term traffic growth in our existing restaurants and our strategy remains focused on scale, by identifying the communities that love our burgers and building restaurants to reach them. We have established a proudly South African supply chain sourcing nearly 100% of our products locally, which has proven intrinsic in achieving competitiveness in this market,” says Klopper.
Hassen Adams, Burger King® SA chairman added, “We are proud of the substantial investment Grand Parade Investments has made into this brand and into the South African economy which contributes to the job creation and employment challenges facing South Africa. We have created employment in excess of 3500 jobs to date and with the inception of another 20 restaurants, we will be able to confidently say we will create direct employment for over 4000 employees.”