We compete to win. Always. We are committed to exploring new opportunities. We aim to continuously improve and grow and so ensure we remain market leaders in all our categories.
We are Africa’s largest branded food service franchisor and listed on the JSE. Our portfolio consists of more than 20 brands represented by a franchise network of 2 782 restaurants across South Africa, the Rest of Africa, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.We employ more than 5600 people directly and over 75 000 indirectly through our franchise network.
We are a team of results-oriented people, characterised by a unique culture of high performance. This is what gives us our competitive edge. We pride ourselves on not only being Growth Champions, but also on Growing Champions.
At Famous Brands we grow our company by growing our people.
We offer a wide range of career development opportunities that will equip and enable you to gain the right knowledge, skills and experience to advance in your chosen career path. Leadership development is one of our key priorities and we offer a range of development programmes that will help you to reach your goals.
Our career development opportunities include formal and accredited learning, coaching and mentoring, challenging work assignments, formal qualifications and opportunities to gain industry knowledge and experience.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent and this is how we do it:
We have put recruitment programmes in place, like our national learnership and graduate programmes, to ensure we constantly build our talent pool.
Our On Boarding Process is in-depth and extensive to ensure new employees have a positive work experience from the start.
Internal recruitment and promotion is a part of our growth culture.
We strategically place talent to ensure both the growth of individuals and the meeting of our business goals.
Individual skills development programmes ensure that our employees are empowered to perform at their best.
Our leaders are supported by people development and coaching skills to ensure they have the capacity to motivate and lead their teams.
We have a clear structure in place that helps us to identify future leaders and place them in positions best suited to their talents.
We have leadership programmes backed by support structures in place to develop our future leaders.
Famous Brands is a credible, diversified and results-driven business. We offer market related salaries, incentives and a stimulating work environment underpinned by strong work ethics. Here high performance is recognised and rewarded.
With us you’ll find security, stability and the support and training that will help you reach your career goals.
Leadership development is one of our key priorities and we offer a range of development programmes, as part of our organisation wide talent management process.
We pride ourselves in developing leaders that are experts in their field, accessible, lead by example and challenge and hold others accountable. Our leaders are easily approachable and pride themselves on coaching and mentoring others to reach their potential. They have a vested interest in everyone they work with.
Our leaders think differently, act differently and react differently.
We take your career seriously and we want to make your journey with Famous Brands a memorable and valuable experience. We’ll provide you with stability and support to ensure you continuously improve and advance in your chosen career path.
We are a business that celebrates and rewards success and we are committed to our family values, integrity and the investment in our people.
We consider people our most valuable asset and the key ingredient to our success. This means hiring the best and helping them fulfil their potential. A team of motivated, well-trained and passionate employees is what our success as a company is built on.
At Famous Brands we promote a productive, engaging and enjoyable work experience. We ensure cross-organisation collaboration and communication through empowered teams and supportive management. You can trust our leaders to drive a great employee experience.
Advancing South Africa Together
We make a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s economic and social growth and have, to date, created over 75 000 jobs. We pride ourselves on creating employment, providing training and skills development, and upholding the country’s transformation agenda.
Our Owner-Driver Programme
Our efforts to advance empowerment are well demonstrated by our Owner-driver programme, launched in 2010. The Group’s Owner-driver programme centres on empowering former employees to set up their own transport business. Owner-drivers make up to 50% of all Famous Brands’ deliveries today.
Our Franchisee Network
Our franchisees are critical to our success and we pride ourselves on building close relationships with our trading partners and building capabilities throughout our networks. Our hands-on operations teams provide the ultimate support through regular personal contact, operational reviews, franchisee workshops, national and local forums and training and development programmes.
Famous Brands offers employees a wide range of employee benefits and a work environment that allows for personal achievement and career development. We pride ourselves on having a high performance culture driven by a strong sense of purpose.
We offer both standard and segmented employee benefits packages. Our standard employee benefits include:
Our segmented benefits package can include cellphone allowances, company cars and petrol cards.