November 2014, Debonairs Pizza, South Africa’s most iconic pizza Brand, celebrated an impressive milestone with the opening of our 500th restaurant at Newtown Junction in Johannesburg’s CBD.
Over the years, Debonairs Pizza has been at the forefront of pizza innovation within the South African pizza market. Founded in 1991, the Brand has grown from one single restaurant in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal to a network of restaurants extending across South Africa, the rest of Africa and as far afield as India and the United Arab Emirates.
Mohamed Moosa, franchisee of the 500th restaurant, opened his first Debonairs Pizza restaurant in the Carlton Centre in 2004. This happened to be the Brand’s 199th restaurant at the time. Over the years he has become a successful multiple-store operator. Moosa comments, “I am delighted to be opening the Brand’s milestone 500th restaurant, after narrowly missing out on the 200th store milestone. I am very proud to be associated with Debonairs Pizza which has been the market leader for many years, primarily based on our absolute focus on product quality.”
Debonairs Pizza celebrated this achievement in true Debonairs Pizza style on the 10th November 2014.