Want to Own Your Own South African Restaurant? Read On!

Our Elephant & Friends brand attracts a fun-loving crowd that enjoys a warm and inviting pub and grill atmosphere. If this sounds like your ideal customer, then you should consider joining our franchise of restaurants here in South Africa. Established in 2003, our first pub was helmed by husband and wife team, who are both Pretoria residents. We couldn’t have imagined the great success that would come our way, and the popularity of our unique brand of hospitality among pub-goers from all walks of life.

After identifying a need in the marketplace for a fresh approach to casual and local entertainment, we decided to duplicate our winning recipe and open a few more branches. Since then, our brand continues to grow from strength to strength, and we are now taking on franchisees in search of their own South African restaurants.


Why Choose Elephant & Friends?

The idea behind our concept is to create a cosy venue offering non-stop local entertainment, with simple yet tasty and fresh food that offers incredible value for money. After more than a decade of refining our service offering, our brand is now known throughout the Pretoria area for offering just that. With a successful business and profitable concept, our franchise opportunities are ready to be exploited by entrepreneurs that share our passion for great hospitality.

Our pubs have become popular and well-loved venues, offering safe refuge to a wide range of socially diverse, yet loyal patrons in search of respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These patrons travel from all across Gauteng for the chance to enjoy our venues for a few hours each week.


What Do Our Customers Get from Visiting an Elephant & Friends Pub?

We’ve worked hard to assemble a memorable and enjoyable experience for every customer that walks through our doors. When visiting any of our pubs, customers can look forward to an open and casual, friendly pub experience. There are daily specials and weekly promotions that provide excellent value for money, and encourage return business from our valued customers.

We’re also excited about giving local entertainers and artists a platform to connect with local audiences, and entertain our customers in the process.. Contact us if you would like to discuss this opportunity for a franchise restaurant in greater detail, and to learn more about our brand and business model.