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In every scrumptious morsel of a nino’s meal is the ideal that life, like good food, is meant to be shared. This staple Italian belief is the legacy of restaurant founder, Nino Bompani. An Italian immigrant, Bompani moved to South African shores in the 70s.

The Brand

An Italian immigrant, Bompani moved to South African shores in the 70s. Bompani sought to win the hearts of South African people by getting them to fall in love with not only the cuisine he felt so passionately about, but also the values instilled in him by his homeland – bringing people together, to experience the moment, live in laughter and revel in togetherness. Bompani was uncompromising, insisting on utilising only the finest quality ingredients. Oil was a no-no, everything had to be cooked in butter – a tradition that continues today – and adding chips to a meal was likened to anarchy.


Today, Nino’s continues to reflect our founder’s exacting standards with our deliciously, aromatic coffees and variety of delectable breakfasts and mouth-watering lunches. While over time we have opened our kitchens to incorporate a wider range of dishes – drawing inspiration from European flair, Mediterranean simplicity and local zest – Nino’s remains true to Bompani’s vision: A place where quality, family and good food meet. Nino’s outlets are typically found in Shopping Centres and Squares. Our target market is Millennia’s and moms.


3-5 week training programme. The franchisor renders administration support, financial support, ongoing training, quality assurance, customer service monitoring, limited legal advice, tax advice, advice regarding the operation of an outlet as well as shop audit procedures.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

We are looking for self-driven, ambitious and outgoing individuals who have a passion for fine coffee, good food and people.


When It All Began


Nino Bompani / Nick Kokkoris

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Rashmi Bhana

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Please contact Nino’s directly.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 11 000-00 p/sqm

Initial franchise fee

R 150 000

Initial Working Capital

R 320 000

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee

Equivalent of 5% plus VAT of total Gross monthly receipts

Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years

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