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Core Catering Supplies

Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The hospitality industry is a continually growing segment of the South African economy and Core Catering Supplies was established with the primary objective of supplying this rapidly growing industry with glassware, cutlery, crockery, kitchenware and uniforms. Large stock holdings, fast service and highly competitive pricing has established Core Catering Supplies as a preferred supplier within the hospitality industry.

Inspired by 16 years of successful growth, the owners decided to share their success with other aspiring entrepreneurs and so Core Franchising was established. It is their goal to establish a franchise in every viable city and town in South Africa and to establish a strong presence in our neighbouring countries, securing their position as the preferred supplier to the hospitality industry across Southern Africa. In addition to expanding their footprint, franchising has allowed the group to benefit from increased bulk buying discounts.
The concept under the spotlight
Core Catering offers entrepreneurs an exciting, low risk franchise opportunity servicing the hotel, restaurant and corporate sectors. Core franchisees benefit from the franchisor’s many years of experience, well-defined and accessible customers, the group’s bulk buying discounts and access to exclusive international brands.

Product lines include a range of local and international glassware, crockery, cutlery, kitchen smalls, kitchen equipment, bar accessories and uniforms.
End-user customers include hotels, bars and restaurants to government departments, corporate clients and private individuals, in essence anyone who requires the essential aspects of kitchen, canteen and tableware.

Core outlets are strategically located in close proximity to a strong hospitality market. When searching for suitable premises, particular consideration must be given to the demographic of the surrounding trade and the potential for growth. Stores typically require between 200 and 400sqm.

Depending on the size of the outlet, a franchisee will employ between four and ten staff members.
Consider your support
The franchisor’s pro-active involvement in the success of each outlet enables franchisees to deliver the first-class service Core Catering is known for.

Franchisees and their staff attend induction training at the head office training facility in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Core Catering Supplies employs the power of bulk buying to negotiate the best possible prices and by successfully securing the exclusive distribution rights for various selected products, including Libbey Glass, the world’s largest glass manufacturer, their franchisees enjoy a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Do you fit the profile?
The Core Catering Supplies franchise model promotes owner-operator businesses and the purchase of a franchise solely as an investment is discouraged. A background and experience in the hospitality industry will be advantageous and as with all hospitality industry functions, a service-oriented attitude is important.
Contact Information
Contact: Mark Houlihan
Phone: +27 21 465 8800
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Founder O Ruecker, M Fuchs and M Houlihan
Date founded 1998
Area of origin Cape Town, Western Cape
CEO M Fuchs
1st Franchise opened 2009
Number of outlets 13
Available areas
Average store turnover Available on application
Achievable gross margins 38%
Average setup cost R795 000 to R1,5 million (excl working capital)
Initial franchise fee 10% of set-up cost
Management services fee 6% of turnover
Marketing fee % 1% of turnover
Initial agreement term 10 Years
Renewal term 10 Years

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive
Mark Houlihan, Franchise Director