The South Africa pizza franchise Industry has become competitive. Since pizza is the third-largest fast-food category in South Africa there are a number of pizza franchise in the country and some of them are outlined below.

Roman’s Pizza

The first pizza franchise on our list of Pizza franchises in South Africa is Roman’s Pizza. This business was founded by Arthur Nicolakakis in 1993, after purchasing a struggling pizza restaurant, with the intention of turning it around into a successful restaurant. The company operated under the name Little Ceaser before it became Roman’s pizza in 2002. Roman’s pizza food franchise is well known for its 2 pizza for the price of one, and have set the pizza industry benchmark when it comes to value for money. On average, the pizza franchise records the highest sales per square metre in the industry. Although it was established in 1993, its first franchise opened in 1995 and the pizza franchise now has more than 200 outlets all over South Africa. On average it costs about R2.3 million to set up a Roman’s pizza franchise.

Debonairs Pizza

The second pizza franchise on our list is Debonairs Pizza. This pizza franchise is also one of the leading pizza restaurants in Africa. Debonairs pizza was founded in 1991 by two university students, who had experience running a family bakery. Years later, Debonairs Pizza was bought by the highly successful Steers Group of Companies, now known as Famous Brands. The pizza franchise’s access to the most professional and polished support system available within the fast food franchising industry helped the restaurant become one of the leading pizza franchises in the whole of Africa.  Debonairs pizza has more than 400 outlets locally and internationally. The pizza franchise can be found in 13 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

Pizza perfect

Coupled with both experience and passion for the deli industry, Michael Solomou established the first restaurant in Johannesburg in 1989. The pizza franchise has grown over the years into a group of over 90 successful outlets all over South Africa. Pizza Perfect is well known for building a sustainable, recognised, and respected brand, loved by many customers. Their authentic and traditional wood fired pizza is another important thing many people love about the pizza perfect. The other thing pizza perfect is popular for, is the art of making pizza in the full view of their customers. On average setting up a pizza perfect franchise costs about R940 000.

Panarottis Pizza Pasta

Panarottis Pizza Past was established in 1990, and it is the country’s favourite Italian-inspired restaurant. It is known for its high quality fresh ingredients and warm, family-friendly environment. There are over 95 Panarottis Pizza outlets in South Africa, Mauritius, Namibia, and Australia. The restaurant’s main focus is  pizzas, pastas and grills. The pizzas, select pastas and grills are prepared in a wood-fired oven, to give them a unique and authentic taste. Panarottis Pizza also has a delicious menu for kids to enjoy and provides a a fun Kids’ Play Area to keep them entertained. Thus, the restaurant is also a good venue for families and kids’ parties. Setting up a Panarottis Pizza Pasta franchise on average costs R4 to R5 million.

Andiccio 24

Andiccio is another popular pizza brand in South Africa. The franchise currently has 26 stores in Gauteng and 1 store in Cape Town. Serving a wide variety of pizza’s Andiccio allows you to create your own pizza in order to cater for the different tastes and preferences of every individual. The costs of setting up a franchise is highly dependent on the site you choose.

Pizza Hut

Also on our list of pizza franchises in South Africa is Pizza Hut. Pizza hut is an international pizza franchise. It is an American restaurant chain which was founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas by Dan and Frank Carney. The restaurant provides Italian-American dishes including pizza, pasta, side dishes and dessert. The franchise has outlets all over the world. In fact, pizza hut is seen as one of the world’s biggest pizza brand. The group is looking for partners in South Africa that can help build outlets in the country and have access to capital. There are no specific amounts for individual franchises.

Del Forno

Del Forno is another pizza franchise in South Africa that was established in 2000. It is traditionally known as the neighbourhood pizzeria. With 40 outlets the founders have used their background in the food industry and passion for pizza to create a unique and rich Italian sit-down pizzeria concept. Del Forno offers a wide range of pizzas, pastas and salads. Their  Italian and Mediterranean focused dishes are prepared on wood  fire. The average franchise set up cost for Del Forno is R2.2 million.


Col’Cachio was established in 1992, and its name has become synonymous with traditionally inspired Italian food. Some of the meals include crisp thin-based pizzas, freshly prepared salads and pastas. The directors and shareholders of the company opened the first Col’Cacchio restaurant in Foreshore, Cape Town. Col’Cacchio serves Italian-inspired food with a special bias on gourmet thin-based pizzas made from the fresh and fine ingredients. The company currently has 36 outlets nationwide. Also, the group prides itself in its top quality ingredients nutritious food including gluten and wheat-free pizza bases and pasta options. With over 50 different pizzas and 20 salad and pasta options, the restaurant offers a family friendly environment. The average cost of setting a franchise ranges from R2.5 to R4 million depending on the location of the franchise.

Kapstadt Brauhaus

The last franchise we will look at on our list of pizza franchises in South Africa is Kapstadt Brauhaus. This is a recently established restaurant which opened in Cape Town in 2018. Founded by Douw Krugmann and his family the restaurant offers a menu of traditional German cuisine, including eisbein, schnitzels, pretzels, German sausages, and alpine pizza. Currently Kapstadt Brauhaus only has 2 outlets and are accepting franchisee applications. The average franchise set up costs range from R4 to R5 million.