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Honchos is loved because of its potent combination of great tasting flame-grilled chicken and passionate service.

The Brand


HONCHOS is a Well-Loved Proudly South African Brand offering a product range of Flame Grilled Goodness.

The menu consists of Flame Grilled Chicken, Burgers, Shwarma’s,  hand-cut chips and many more.

HONCHOS began as a single store in Pietermaritzburg in 2005. The brand has since grown to 98 Stores Nationally which includes a footprint in Botswana, Lesotho and eSwatini.

HONCHOS’ rapid expansion is attributed to both a great tasting and affordable product and disciplined supply chain management. These work together to deliver excellent quality and outstanding service that benefits not only the customer but also the franchisor and the franchisees.



Central to our business approach is a set of core values directed at maintaining a credible, prosperous brand that signifies responsible, ethical corporate citizenship.

Franchisees are invited to join us in promoting:

• Honest, Ethical Business Practices
• A Brand Built on Integrity and Professionalism
• Ambitious, Profit Driven Business Strategies
• Quality Products at Affordable Prices
• A Motivated workforce, with mutual respect for each other adding value to the community.


To become South Africa’s leading, preferred and most profitable Grilled Chicken Offering. Growth and Prosperity for all.


Our franchisees receive a number of important benefits directed at ensuring success and gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace:

• Even though the franchisee starts a new business, with the Honchos brand you will already have a loyal customer following;
• The franchisee retains some level of independent ownership and operations, whilst being able to rely on the support of Honchos as if having an own specialist business consultant.

In particular, a Honchos franchise represents:

• An Established and Credible Brand;
• A Complete Business Package, with step-by-step directions on the start up and running of your franchise, together with the required systems and procedures for effective management and control.


New Franchisees and their team undergo a comprehensive training course at the Main Support Office. The course consists of 1 week theory and 4 weeks practical training which takes place in the company owned stores. The training course is designed to best prepare the franchisee and his team for the store opening. Refresher training for existing stores are also available.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

The Honchos Franchisor will be looking for individuals who fulfil the following characteristics:

  • Hands-on Owner Operator
  • Compliant Entrepreneur
  • People Person – Customer Oriented
  • Passionate about Customer Service.
  • Sales and Marketing Skills – Competencies will be beneficial
  • Proactive
  • Ethical and Honest


When It All Began


Imtiaz Ebrahim

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Shaukat Khatani

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities


FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 1 850 000 – R 2 500 000

Initial franchise fee

R 180 000

Initial Working Capital

R 150 000

Minimum owners contribution

50% – Government Funding SEFA – 100% Loan Allowed
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

5% of monthly net turnover

Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years
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