Franchising with BURGER KING® offers you the possibility to actively benefit from the power of our brand and our convincing product range and to pass on the ‘Taste is KING’ culture to your guests in your own BURGER KING® restaurant.


Success does not come on its own.

Franchising is one of the most important and most successful business systems in the growth market of quick-service restaurants. It is a market with entirely positive prospects, since modern lifestyles and increasing mobility continuously give the fast-food industry, in particular, new stimuli and clientele.

Long-standing experience, a good image, and the expertise and support of the franchiser, combined with the willingness and corporate ambition of the franchisee, come together to form a successful team. Franchise companies such as BURGER KING®, which offer a high level of quality for products, service and restaurants, will continue to harness this positive trend in the future.


This is how you become part of the global family.

BURGER KING® thoroughly reviews every incoming franchise application. If you receive a positive answer, we will actively support you with help and advice on your own company. In principle, both individual persons and companies can become BURGER KING® franchise partners.

What you should bring to the role:
We are looking for franchise partners who can demonstrate their successful entrepreneurial skills, who share our passion for system catering, and who wish to grow with a strong partner.

The qualities we require:

  • Business skills
  • Business integrity, together with professionalism
  • The willingness to successfully complete the BURGER KING® training program
  • The willingness to personally devote your best efforts full time to the day-to-day operations of the restaurant
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a strong desire to succeed
  • The ability to meet the financial requirements.
  • The ability to open up to five (5) restaurants in a five (5) year period.



What the applicant’s minimum pre-qualification criteria are 
  1. The applicant can fund the build of a BURGER KING® restaurant.
    Please note: The estimated cost of a restaurant build is R5 million and that the size of the restaurant, location, equipment, inventory, seating, style of décor and signage will affect cost. 100% of the cost of the restaurant will be for the applicants account.

  2. Proof of 50% for the build costs is in unencumbered funds (e.g. Cash, shares or immovable property) which exclude movable property. Please note: No form of borrowing to cover the initial 50% and no partnerships of any kind, including ‘silent’ investors, are permitted.

  3. The applicant cannot have any interest in a competing Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and must be able to demonstrate that they are prepared to dedicate 100% of their working time to the day-to-day operation of the business.

    Please note: Other business interests are required to be detailed for further investigation and are discouraged. 


 What are the chances of success with BURGER KING®?

QSR franchising is one of the most successful businesses which has positive prospects contributed by modern lifestyles and increasing mobility.

Burger King South Africa (Pty) Ltd cannot guarantee an applicant’s success. Whilst we have well established success in franchising, the success depends largely on the quality of operation, good site location, and local market conditions.

Successful BURGER KING® franchisees will gain access to our dedicated team of experts who will assist in growing your business and giving you proven advice.