The RJ’s heritage and culture is a unique story of success in the Steakhouse fraternity within the KZN over the past 33 years and has established itself as a heavyweight in the food and beverage industry.

The Brand

RJ’s Steakhouse was established in 1980 with its first outlet in Umhlanga. Since then the brand has undergone a major transformation. Seven years ago the Franchise was purchased by the new Franchisor and this ultimately resulted in the “new look” family Steakhouse and recently added the Grill Express/Diner concepts. This makes us the most innovative brand currently listed, with regards to making it affordable for the average person to start a successful career in the exciting world of the fast food industry.


RJ’s Steakhouse is a value for money, family focused restaurant that has become synonymous with succulent steaks, generously portioned mouth-watering ribs and delicious burgers. Only selected AAA beef cuts which are aged to perfection can be expected from the RJ’s Restaurant Group. Seafood and chicken dishes are also available.

The “Playzone” – a trademarks of the RJ’s Famous Rib Group, has spectacular play areas which vary from store to store. The Playzone boasts jumping castles, a Ferris wheel, trampoline, ball pond, jungle gym and much more. The RJ’s Famous Rib Steakhouse, has also introduced a “Toddlerzone” with soft toys and cuddlies for kids up to the age of 5 years old. RJ’s restaurants provide the best venue and great party options which include party packs, soda, popcorn, candy floss and ice-cream.

Kids are guaranteed an unforgettable, fun filled event. The comfortable atmosphere allows patrons to relax, unwind and enjoy their dining experience, while the kids are having fun at the “Playzone”. RJ’s restaurants have designated smoking lounges, where one can enjoy a pre-dinner or after dinner drink in elegant comfort. The friendly ambiance, outstanding service and unmistakable brand together with delicious, mouth-watering meals ensures dining at RJ’s is a unique, remarkable and memorable experience.


The training programme for the Franchisee, management and key members of staff is conducted in an existing RJ’s restaurant for four to six weeks covering every aspect of running a successful franchise.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

If you are prepared to be hands-on in the business, ready to take on a challenge and change your future for the better…..call us!


When It All Began



Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Chucky Potgieter

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Please contact RJ’s directly.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

From R 3,5 Million for Steakhouse and from R 699 000 for Grill Express

Initial franchise fee

R 120 000 for Steakhouse and R 50 000 for Grill Express

Initial Working Capital

On application

Minimum owners contribution

On application
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

5% on turnover

Marketing fee

R 15 000 per month for Steakhouse and R 3 500 per month for Grill Express

Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years

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