South Africa Foodservice Market Size

Report on Industry Size & Market Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts Up To 2029

The South Africa Foodservice Market is segmented by Foodservice Type (Cafes & Bars, Cloud Kitchen, Full Service Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants), by Outlet (Chained Outlets, Independent Outlets) and by Location (Leisure, Lodging, Retail, Standalone, Travel). Market Value in USD is presented. Key data points observed include the number of outlets for each foodservice channel; and, average order value in USD by foodservice channel.

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South Africa Foodservice Market Size

South Africa Foodservice Market Summary
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Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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South Africa Foodservice Market Analysis

The South Africa Foodservice Market size is estimated at 8.91 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 17.22 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 14.09% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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8.91 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

17.22 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

8.12 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

14.09 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Foodservice Type

47.60 %

value share, Quick Service Restaurants, 2023

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QSRs dominated the segment, with meat-based cuisines gaining traction due to Bahrain's high per capita meat consumption, which was between 60 and 70 kg in 2022.

Largest Segment by Outlet Type

72.62 %

value share, Independent Outlets, 2023

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Independent QSRs occupy the largest share owing to the popularity of traditional fast-food dishes, like Bunny Chow and Gatsby.

Fastest-growing segment by Foodservice Type

16.57 %

Projected CAGR, Cloud Kitchen, 2024-2029

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Delivery applications, like Mr D Food, UCook, and UberEats, have registered more than a million active users, which acts as a driver for the growth of cloud kitchens in South Africa.

Fastest-growing segment by Outlet Type

14.76 %

Projected CAGR, Chained Outlets, 2024-2029

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The growth of this segment is majorly projected by means of the expansion of international brands, like KFC, McDonald’s, and Starbucks, serving thousands of customers daily.

Leading Market Player

17.84 %

market share, Yum! Brands Inc., 2022

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Since entering the market in 1971, the company has built a network of about 1,000 restaurants of its major brands in South Africa and has continued to expand over the years.

The rising popularity of food delivery platforms like Mr.D and Uber Eats is boosting the market growth

  • Quick service restaurants hold a significant share of the market. During the study period, the quick service restaurants segment is expected to register a CAGR of 7.61% by value. The growth of food delivery services such as Mr. D Food and Uber Eats in South Africa has made it easier for QSRs to reach customers who cannot visit their physical outlets. Mr. D Food controls 30% of the South African food delivery industry, while Uber Eats holds a 25% share. This has increased the ability of QSRs to expand their delivery capabilities and reach more customers. Processed chicken, burgers, processed fish, pizza, and sandwiches, among others, are some of the main fast food items gaining popularity in the South African market.
  • FSR holds the second-largest share of the market. In the FSR segment, the Asian cuisine sub-segment is expanding and is projected to register a CAGR of 13.58% by value in the forecast period. South Africa is a diverse country with a multicultural population. This exposure has increased appreciation and demand for Asian flavors and dishes. There has been an increase in migration to South Africa from Asian countries, such as China and India. Indian South Africans comprise around 2.5% of the South African population in 2023, amounting to approximately 1.6 million people. This migration has led to the opening of more Asian restaurants in South Africa.
  • Cloud kitchens are projected to register a CAGR of 18.76% by value in the forecast period. Cloud kitchens offer a wide variety of cuisine options to cater to the diverse tastes of South African consumers. Popular cloud kitchens such as Kitchens Dot Com, operating in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and GhostKitchenZA have partnered with established restaurants to provide delivery-only menus under different brand names.
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South Africa Foodservice Market Trends

Quick service restaurants remain popular in South Africa, with international and local chains dominating the market, led by Mcdonald's, KFC, Burger King, Chicken Licken, and Chesa Nyama

  • Quick-service restaurants held a significant share of the market in terms of the number of outlets, amounting to 79.20%, in 2022. Quick-service chains that offer burgers, pizza, fried chicken, and sandwiches are very popular in South Africa, including McDonald's, KFC, and Burger King, which have over 300, 1,000, and 97 outlets, respectively. In addition to international chains, there are many popular local fast food brands in South Africa, such as Chesa Nyama and Chicken Licken, which is known for its crispy fried chicken and garlic sauce. Cafes and bar outlets are the fastest-growing in the market in terms of the number of outlets, projected to register a growth of 2.60% in the forecast period. However, the demand for freshly brewed coffee is on the rise.
  • The country records around a 2.3% average annual growth rate in coffee consumption. Brands with strong identities are most likely to thrive and grow. This is evidenced by the development of coffee chains that have grown from a single store into a franchise and further into a global brand spreading from Cape Town to deep into Africa. Many cafes in South Africa are also catering to the increasing demand for healthy food options by offering vegan and vegetarian options on their menus. Cloud kitchen is the second fastest-growing segment in the market in terms of the number of outlets. The segment is projected to register a CAGR of 9.04% in the forecast period. The growth of cloud kitchens in South Africa is in line with the increasing popularity of food delivery services such as Uber Eats, Mr. D Food, and OrderIn. These services have led to an increase in demand for food delivery-only operations. Many cloud kitchens have emerged in South Africa in recent years, especially in cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town. Some of the popular cloud kitchen brands in South Africa include Knead Bakery, The Kitchen Collective, and On-Demand Kitchens.
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Asian cuisine driving demand for full-service restaurants in South Africa, with popular dishes including braai, baboti, and bunny chow

  • The average order value was observed to be the highest among full service restaurants in 2022 compared to other foodservice types, with a price of USD 37.7. The demand for FSR in the country is driven by Asian cuisine, which contributed significantly to the South African foodservice market. Beluga, Taste of Thai, and Bao Down are some of the country's popular Asian restaurants. Popular dishes offered by FSR outlets in the country are Braai, Baboti, and Bunny Chow, which were priced at USD 8.6, USD 7.25, and USD 7.75 per 300 grams, respectively, in 2022.
  • Cloud kitchens are expected to grow at a faster rate in the market. The average order value of cloud kitchens was USD 13.8 in 2022. Food delivery apps, such as Uber Eats and Mr. D Food, which are strong forces in the food delivery industry, have enabled the cloud kitchen model to scale better. For instance, Mr. D Food has over 5 million downloads and over 1 million active users. Similarly, Uber Eats has a 25% market share in South Africa and is anticipated to see a 40% revenue increase by 2027. This has created a significant opportunity for food businesses to expand their reach. Popular cloud kitchens in the country are KitchenCo., Kitchen Maestro, and Food Junction. The average order value of quick service restaurants increased by 13.27% from 2017 to 2022. The entry of various national and international players in the QSR segment has significantly boosted the chained quick service fast food outlet market due to the rapidly expanding middle-income group and increased consumer spending on fast food. Popular dishes offered by QSR outlets in the country include Burgers, Pizza, and Bitlong, which were priced at USD 3.25, USD 4.7, and USD 3.5 per 300 grams, respectively, in 2022.
South Africa Foodservice Market

South Africa Foodservice Industry Overview

The South Africa Foodservice Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 29.04%. The major players in this market are Famous Brands Limited, McDonald's Corporation, Restaurant Brands International Inc., Spur Corporation Limited and Yum! Brands Inc. (sorted alphabetically).

South Africa Foodservice Market Leaders

  1. Famous Brands Limited

  2. McDonald's Corporation

  3. Restaurant Brands International Inc.

  4. Spur Corporation Limited

  5. Yum! Brands Inc.

South Africa Foodservice Market Concentration

Other important companies include Domino's Pizza Inc., Laudian Franchise Management One Pty Ltd, Roman's Pizza, Vida e Caffè Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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South Africa Foodservice Market News

  • July 2022: Spur Corporation planned to open 32 new restaurants in South Africa and nine stores internationally by June 30, 2023.
  • July 2022: KFC opened a new outlet in Pinelands, Western Cape, which is ultra-modern and features some of the latest restaurant technology. The store features digital menu boards in each of the dual-lane drive-thru. It also boasts dedicated self-service kiosks for walk-in customers, a dedicated window for delivery drivers, and digital menu boards.
  • June 2021: Spur Corporation opened its first Drive Thru at Heinrich Ave, Karenpark, Pretoria, to provide easy access to customers.

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We provide a complimentary and exhaustive set of data points on regional and country level metrics that present the fundamental structure of the industry. Presented in the form of 60+ free charts, the section covers difficult to find data on various countries on number of outlets, average order values, and menu analysis by foodservice channels, cuisine specific insights related to full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, market trends and market size insights on cafes, bars & pubs, juice/smoothies bars, specialty tea and coffee shops, and cloud kitchen etc.

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South Africa Foodservice Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Number Of Outlets

    2. 2.2. Average Order Value

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.3.1. South Africa

    4. 2.4. Menu Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Foodservice Type

      1. 3.1.1. Cafes & Bars

        1. 3.1.1.1. By Cuisine

          1. 3.1.1.1.1. Bars & Pubs

          2. 3.1.1.1.2. Cafes

          3. 3.1.1.1.3. Juice/Smoothie/Desserts Bars

          4. 3.1.1.1.4. Specialist Coffee & Tea Shops

      2. 3.1.2. Cloud Kitchen

      3. 3.1.3. Full Service Restaurants

        1. 3.1.3.1. By Cuisine

          1. 3.1.3.1.1. Asian

          2. 3.1.3.1.2. European

          3. 3.1.3.1.3. Latin American

          4. 3.1.3.1.4. Middle Eastern

          5. 3.1.3.1.5. North American

          6. 3.1.3.1.6. Other FSR Cuisines

      4. 3.1.4. Quick Service Restaurants

        1. 3.1.4.1. By Cuisine

          1. 3.1.4.1.1. Bakeries

          2. 3.1.4.1.2. Burger

          3. 3.1.4.1.3. Ice Cream

          4. 3.1.4.1.4. Meat-based Cuisines

          5. 3.1.4.1.5. Pizza

          6. 3.1.4.1.6. Other QSR Cuisines

    2. 3.2. Outlet

      1. 3.2.1. Chained Outlets

      2. 3.2.2. Independent Outlets

    3. 3.3. Location

      1. 3.3.1. Leisure

      2. 3.3.2. Lodging

      3. 3.3.3. Retail

      4. 3.3.4. Standalone

      5. 3.3.5. Travel

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global Level Overview, Market Level Overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and Analysis of Recent Developments).

      1. 4.4.1. Domino's Pizza Inc.

      2. 4.4.2. Famous Brands Limited

      3. 4.4.3. Laudian Franchise Management One Pty Ltd

      4. 4.4.4. McDonald's Corporation

      5. 4.4.5. Restaurant Brands International Inc.

      6. 4.4.6. Roman's Pizza

      7. 4.4.7. Spur Corporation Limited

      8. 4.4.8. Vida e Caffè Holdings (Pty) Ltd

      9. 4.4.9. Yum! Brands Inc.

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR FOODSERVICE CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. NUMBER OF OUTLET UNITS BY FOODSERVICE CHANNELS, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE ORDER VALUE BY FOODSERVICE CHANNELS, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SOUTH AFRICA FOODSERVICE MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET, %, BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF CAFES & BARS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CAFES & BARS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA BARS & PUBS, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF BARS & PUBS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 10:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA CAFES, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 11:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CAFES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA JUICE/SMOOTHIE/DESSERTS BARS, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 13:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF JUICE/SMOOTHIE/DESSERTS BARS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA SPECIALIST COFFEE & TEA SHOPS, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 15:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF SPECIALIST COFFEE & TEA SHOPS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF CLOUD KITCHEN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 17:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CLOUD KITCHEN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 18:  
  2. VALUE OF FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 19:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ASIAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ASIAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF EUROPEAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF EUROPEAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF LATIN AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF LATIN AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 26:  
  2. VALUE OF MIDDLE EASTERN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MIDDLE EASTERN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF NORTH AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF NORTH AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER FSR CUISINES MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER FSR CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF BAKERIES FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 35:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF BAKERIES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 36:  
  2. VALUE OF BURGER FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 37:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF BURGER FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 38:  
  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 39:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT-BASED CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT-BASED CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 42:  
  2. VALUE OF PIZZA FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 43:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF PIZZA FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 44:  
  2. VALUE OF OTHER QSR CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 45:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER QSR CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 46:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 47:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET, %, BY OUTLET, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 48:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA CHAINED OUTLETS, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 49:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CHAINED OUTLETS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 50:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA INDEPENDENT OUTLETS, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 51:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF INDEPENDENT OUTLETS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 52:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET BY LOCATION, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 53:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET, %, BY LOCATION, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 54:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA LEISURE LOCATION, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 55:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF LEISURE FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 56:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA LODGING LOCATION, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 57:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF LODGING FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 58:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA RETAIL LOCATION, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 59:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF RETAIL FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 60:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA STANDALONE LOCATION, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 61:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF STANDALONE FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 62:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA TRAVEL LOCATION, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 63:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF TRAVEL FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 64:  
  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, COUNT, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019 - 2023
  1. Figure 65:  
  2. MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, COUNT, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019 - 2023
  1. Figure 66:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, SOUTH AFRICA, 2022

South Africa Foodservice Industry Segmentation

Cafes & Bars, Cloud Kitchen, Full Service Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants are covered as segments by Foodservice Type. Chained Outlets, Independent Outlets are covered as segments by Outlet. Leisure, Lodging, Retail, Standalone, Travel are covered as segments by Location.

  • Quick service restaurants hold a significant share of the market. During the study period, the quick service restaurants segment is expected to register a CAGR of 7.61% by value. The growth of food delivery services such as Mr. D Food and Uber Eats in South Africa has made it easier for QSRs to reach customers who cannot visit their physical outlets. Mr. D Food controls 30% of the South African food delivery industry, while Uber Eats holds a 25% share. This has increased the ability of QSRs to expand their delivery capabilities and reach more customers. Processed chicken, burgers, processed fish, pizza, and sandwiches, among others, are some of the main fast food items gaining popularity in the South African market.
  • FSR holds the second-largest share of the market. In the FSR segment, the Asian cuisine sub-segment is expanding and is projected to register a CAGR of 13.58% by value in the forecast period. South Africa is a diverse country with a multicultural population. This exposure has increased appreciation and demand for Asian flavors and dishes. There has been an increase in migration to South Africa from Asian countries, such as China and India. Indian South Africans comprise around 2.5% of the South African population in 2023, amounting to approximately 1.6 million people. This migration has led to the opening of more Asian restaurants in South Africa.
  • Cloud kitchens are projected to register a CAGR of 18.76% by value in the forecast period. Cloud kitchens offer a wide variety of cuisine options to cater to the diverse tastes of South African consumers. Popular cloud kitchens such as Kitchens Dot Com, operating in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and GhostKitchenZA have partnered with established restaurants to provide delivery-only menus under different brand names.
Foodservice Type
Cafes & Bars
By Cuisine
Bars & Pubs
Cafes
Juice/Smoothie/Desserts Bars
Specialist Coffee & Tea Shops
Cloud Kitchen
Full Service Restaurants
By Cuisine
Asian
European
Latin American
Middle Eastern
North American
Other FSR Cuisines
Quick Service Restaurants
By Cuisine
Bakeries
Burger
Ice Cream
Meat-based Cuisines
Pizza
Other QSR Cuisines
Outlet
Chained Outlets
Independent Outlets
Location
Leisure
Lodging
Retail
Standalone
Travel
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Market Definition

  • FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS - A foodservice establishment where customers are seated at a table, give their order to a server and are served food at a table.
  • QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS - A foodservice establishment that provides customers convenience, speed, and food offerings at lower prices. Customers usually help themselves and carry their own food to their tables.
  • CAFES & BARS - A type of foodservice business that include bars and pubs that are licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption, cafes that serve refreshments and light food items, as well as specialty tea and coffee shops, dessert bars, smoothie bars, and juice bars.
  • CLOUD KITCHEN - A foodservice business that utilizes a commercial kitchen for the purpose of preparing food for delivery or takeout only, with no dine-in customers.
Keyword Definition
Albacore Tuna It is one of the smallest species of tuna found in the six distinct stocks known globally in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.
Angus beef It is beef derived from a specific breed of cattle indigenous to Scotland. It requires certification from the American Angus Association to receive the "Certified Angus Beef" quality mark.
Asian cuisine It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Bengali, Southeast Asian, etc.
Average Order Value It is the average value of all orders made by the customers at a foodservice establishment.
Bacon It is salted or smoked meat that comes from the back or sides of a pig.
Bars & Pubs It is a drinking establishment that is licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises.
Black Angus It is beef derived from a black-hided breed of cows that don't have horns.
BRC British Retail Consortium
Burger It is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked beef patties, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun roll.
Café It is a foodservice establishment serving various refreshments (mainly coffee) and light meals.
Cafes & Bars It is a type of foodservice business that include bars and pubs that are licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption, cafes that serve refreshments and light food items, as well as specialty tea and coffee shops, dessert bars, smoothie bars, and juice bars.
Cappuccino It is an Italian coffee drink that is traditionally prepared with equal parts double espresso, steamed milk, and steamed milk foam.
CFIA Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Chained Outlet It refers to a foodservice establishment that shares brands, operates in several locations, has central management, and standardized business practices.
Chicken Tender It refers to chicken meat prepared from the pectoralis minor muscles of a chicken bird.
Cloud Kitchen It is a foodservice business that utilizes a commercial kitchen for the purpose of preparing food for delivery or takeout only, with no dine-in customers.
Cocktail It is an alcoholic mixed drink made with either a single spirit or a combination of spirits, mixed with other ingredients such as juices, flavored syrups, tonic water, shrubs, and bitters.
Edamame It is a Japanese dish prepared with soybeans (harvested before they ripen or harden) and cooked in its pod.
EFSA European Food Safety Authority
ERS Economic Research Service of the USDA
Espresso It is a concentrated form of coffee, served in shots.
European cuisine It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Italian, French, German, English, Dutch, Danish, etc.
FDA Food and Drug Administration
Fillet Mignon It is a cut of meat taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin.
Flank Steak It is a cut of beef steak taken from the flank, which lies forward of the rear quarter of a cow.
Foodservice It refers to the part of the food industry which includes businesses, institutions, and companies which prepare meals outside the home. It includes restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations, and many other formats.
Franks Also known as frankfurter or Würstchen, it is a type of highly seasoned smoked sausage popular in Austria and Germany.
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSSAI Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Full service restaurant It refers to a foodservice establishment where customers are seated at a table, give their order to a server, and are served food at a table.
Ghost Kitchen It refers to a cloud kitchen.
GLA Gross Leasable Area
Gluten It is a family of proteins found in grains, including wheat, rye, spelt, and barley.
Grain-fed beef It is beef derived from cattle that have been fed a diet supplemented with soy and corn and other additives. Grain-fed cows can also be given antibiotics and growth hormones to fatten them up more quickly.
Grass-fed beef It is beef derived from cattle that have only been fed grass as feed.
Ham It refers to the pork meat taken from the leg of a pig.
HoReCa Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes
Independent Outlet It refers to a foodservice establishment that operates with a single outlet or is structured as a small chain with no more than three locations.
Juice It is a drink made from the extraction or pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables.
Latin American It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Mexican, Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian, etc.
Latte It is a milk-based coffee that is made up of one or two shots of espresso, steamed milk, and a thin layer of frothed milk.
Leisure It refers to foodservice offered as a part of a recreation business, such as sports arenas, zoos, movie theaters, and museums.
Lodging It refers to foodservice offerings at hotels, motels, guesthouses, holiday homes, etc.
Macchiato It is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk, usually foamed.
Meat-based cuisines This inlcudes food items like fried chicken, steak, ribs, etc. where meat is the primary ingredient for the dish.
Middle Eastern cuisine It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Arabic, Lebanese, Iranian, Israeli, etc.
Mocktail It is an non-alcoholic mixed drink.
Mortadella It is a large Italian sausage or luncheon meat made of finely hashed or ground heat-cured pork, which incorporates at least 15% small cubes of pork fat.
North American It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as American, Canadian, Caribbean, etc.
Pastrami It refers to a highly seasoned smoked beef, typically served in thin slices.
PDO Protected Designation of Origin: It is the name of a geographical region or specific area that is recognized by official rules to produce certain foods with special characteristics related to location.
Pepperoni It is an American variety of spicy salami made from cured meat.
Pizza It is a dish made typically of flattened bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked.
Primal cuts It refers to the major sections of the carcass.
Quick service restaurant It refers to a foodservice establishment that provides customers convenience, speed, and food offerings at lower prices. Customers usually help themselves and carry their own food to their tables.
Retail It refers to a foodservice outlet inside a mall. shopping complex or a commercial real estate building, where there are other businesses operating as well.
Salami It is a cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat.
Saturated fat It is a type of fat in which the fatty acid chains have all single bonds. It is generally considered unhealthy.
Sausage It is a meat product made of finely chopped and seasoned meat, which may be fresh, smoked, or pickled and which is then usually stuffed into a casing.
Scallop It is an edible shellfish that is a mollusk with a ribbed shell in two parts.
Seitan It is a plant-based meat substitute made out of wheat gluten.
Self-service kiosk It refers to a self-order point-of-sale (POS) system through which customers place and pay for their own orders at kiosks, enabling totally contactless and frictionless service.
Smoothie It is a beverage made by placing all the ingredients in a container and processing them together, without removing the pulp.
Specialty coffee & tea shops It refers to a foodservice establishment that serves only various types of tea or coffee.
Standalone It refers to a restaurants that have an independent infrastructure setup and not connected to any other business.
Sushi It is a Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, usually with some sugar and salt, accompanied by a variety of ingredients, such as seafood—often raw—and vegetables.
Travel It refers to foodservice offerings such as airplane food, dining on long-distance trains, and foodservice on cruise ships.
Virtual Kitchen It refers to a cloud kitchen.
Wagyu Beef It is beef derived from any of four strains of a breed of black or red Japanese cattle that are valued for their highly marbled meat.
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South Africa Foodservice Market Research FAQs

The South Africa Foodservice Market size is expected to reach USD 8.91 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 14.09% to reach USD 17.22 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the South Africa Foodservice Market size is expected to reach USD 8.91 billion.

Famous Brands Limited, McDonald's Corporation, Restaurant Brands International Inc., Spur Corporation Limited and Yum! Brands Inc. are the major companies operating in the South Africa Foodservice Market.

In the South Africa Foodservice Market, the Quick Service Restaurants segment accounts for the largest share by foodservice type.

In 2024, the Cloud Kitchen segment accounts for the fastest growing by foodservice type in the South Africa Foodservice Market.

In 2023, the South Africa Foodservice Market size was estimated at 8.91 billion. The report covers the South Africa Foodservice Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the South Africa Foodservice Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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South Africa Foodservice Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029