Roman's Pizza

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Roman's Pizza
Industry
Founded1993
Founders
  • Arthur Nicolakakis
HeadquartersMidrand, ,
Number of locations
Increase 230[1] (2018)
Area served
South Africa
Key people
John Nicolakakis
(CEO)[2]
Products
RevenueIncrease R474.9 million (2018)[1]
Websitewww.romanspizza.co.za

Roman's Pizza is a South African based pizza restaurant chain franchise founded in 1993. Originally named Little Caesar’s when it was founded by Arthur Nicolakakis in Pretoria. The chain was rebranded in 2002 and renamed Roman's Pizza.[3] The company is known for its two for one pizza promotions with a business model that seeks to minimize prices whilst maintaining quality.[3]

The company's CEO John Nicolakakis was involved in a minor controversy in 2018 when he was recorded making threatening remarks about rival pizza restaurant chains stating that he would "burn them down" and "go to war with them".[4]

The company had to issue an apology to a Durban based franchisee in 2015 and pay R200,000 for refusing to allow the franchisee to open a halaal franchise. The given reason at the time for the refusal was that the franchisee was not Muslim.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Writer, Staff. "Top 20 fast food franchises that make the most money in South Africa". businesstech.co.za. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  2. ^ "Roman's Pizza CEO Allegedly Threatens To 'Burn Down' Competitors And 'Go To War' With Them". HuffPost Southern Africa. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  3. ^ a b "SA Franchise Brands: Roman's Pizza". www.safranchisebrands.co.za. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  4. ^ a b "Roman's Pizza CEO Allegedly Threatens To 'Burn Down' Competitors And 'Go To War' With Them". HuffPost South Africa. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2019-03-02.