Spur Steak Ranches
|Type||Public (JSE: SUR)
|Headquarters||Century City, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Number of locations||429 (South Africa)
|Key people||Allen Ambor
Pierre van Tonder
|Products||North American cuisine|
|Revenue||R653 Million(FY 2013)|
|Operating income||R189.18 Million(FY 2013)|
|Profit||R132.28 Million(FY 2013)|
|Subsidiaries||Panarotti’s Pizza Pasta
John Dory's Fish & Grill
Spur Corporation (doing business as Spur Steak Ranches) (JSE: SUR) is a steakhouse franchise restaurant chain originating from South Africa. Its menu mainly features beef burgers, steaks and ribs, but also includes salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. The restaurants also sell a range of sauces and other condiments under its own brand. The head office of Spur Corporation is in Century City, Cape Town.
History and growth
Despite its South African origin, Spur uses Native American themes extensively, both in its marketing and decor. The restaurant brands itself as "the official restaurant of the South African family"; as such, most Spur restaurants include a children's play area.
Since then, Spur has grown into an international restaurant chain with 240 South African and 29 international outlets in 2009, including restaurants in Australia, Botswana, Ireland, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. The chain also operates a restaurant at the Cape Town Airport.
By 2013 Spur Corporation had a total of 479 outlets globally with 429 in South Africa, 9 in Mauritius, 7 in Namibia, 7 in the United Kingdom, 7 in Australia, 6 in Botswana, 3 in Zimbabwe, 2 in Kenya, and 6 outlets across Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
|Brand||Number of outlets in 2013|
|Spur Steak Ranches||267|
|Panarottis Pizza Pasta||61|
|John Dory's Fish & Grill||29|
Panarottis Pizza Pasta
The company also owns the Panarotti’s pizza and pasta restaurant chain. This chain was started in 1989 and has 49 South African and 6 international outlets. In addition, the Spur Group purchased a 60% shareholding in John Dory’s Fish and Grill in 2004. John Dory's is a KwaZulu-Natal Province-based franchise with 22 outlets.
- "Spur Annual Report 2013". Spur Corporation. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- "Contact Us." Spur Steak Ranches. Retrieved on 10 March 2010.
- About Spur: History
- New Tourism Ventures: An Entrepreneurial and Managerial Approach. p. 77.
- 2009 Annual Results - English version
- Around the World in 80 Dinners: The Ultimate Culinary Adventure - Cheryl Jamison, Bill Jamison. p. 183.
- www.panarottis.co.za/StoreLocator, retrieved on the 23 July 2010
- www.johndorys.co.za, About Us, retrieved on the 23 July 2010