Group Profile

Famous Brands Limited is Africa’s largest branded food service franchisor.

It is a holding company listed on the JSE Limited under the category Consumer Services: Travel and Leisure. The company was listed in November 1994 at a price of R1 per share, equating to a market capitalisation of R25 million.

The past two decades have witnessed the Group expand almost beyond recognition: From the business it was then, comprising only the Steers brand and a limited Supply Chain component, to the enterprise it is now, with a market capitalisation of more than R11 billion, one of the JSE’s top 100 companies.

At 28 February 2018 Famous Brands’ vertically integrated business model comprised a portfolio of 25 brands represented by a local and international network of 2 853 restaurants across South Africa, Rest of Africa, the United Kingdom and the Middle East, underpinned by substantial Logistics and Manufacturing operations.