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Mochachos Mexican Chicken Fiesta
Taste the Fiesta!

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The Mochachos Chicken Village concept was conceived in 1993 and the first store was opened in early 1994. Originally known as Mochachos Steak Villages, it was one of the first outlets in South Africa to offer Mexican Dishes. The product offering is designed to address a market niche created by the demand from South African consumers for healthy yet exotic food. In an effort to make the Mochachos business opportunity easily accessible and maximize the potential return on investment, the establishment costs are kept as low as possible.

Chief Executive Officer of Mochachos Franchise Management (Pty) Ltd, Anthony Karafilakis, has 31 years experience in the retail food industry. Anthony acquired the rights and registered trademarks of the Mochachos Chicken Village brand in 1995. Since then he has added the following brands to the stable; Skippers Fish & Chips, Max Frango’s, Café Bacini’s, Baci Express and Marhaba Indian Cuisine.
The concept under the spotlight
The Mochachos Chicken Village concept is based on “Mexican Flavoured Flame Grilled Chicken” combined with a specialised Mexican Foods menu. The Mochachos menu incorporates heart healthy meals approved by the Heart Foundation of South Africa. Selected Mochachos Chicken Village outlets also carry a Halaal certification, issued by the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA).

Mochachos serves Mexican-flavoured flame grilled chicken combined with a special blend of dry herbs and spices and a variety of traditional Mexican dishes, including fajitas, burritos and quesadillas. The wide variety of meals offered may all be ordered in the following flavours; Lemon and Herb, Mild, Hot, Extra Hot and Dynamite.
Mochachos Chicken Villages cater for discerning diners who enjoy good food and a healthy lifestyle and fall in the middle to upper income brackets.

Key factors for consideration in the site selection process are high visibility and high foot traffic counts. Sites must be approved by the franchisor.

The typical staffing structure of a Mochachos Chicken Village outlet consists of two managers supported by 12 kitchen staff.
Consider your support
The head office of Mochachos Franchise Management (Pty) Ltd is located at 15B Riley Road in Bedfordview. The franchisor supports franchisees by providing initial and ongoing training, offering assistance during the initial store opening and generally being responsible for brand development.

Mochachos offers its franchisees extensive initial training with practical tuition conducted in-house and theoretical courses run at head office. The franchisor also provides ongoing training to the franchisee and their staff.

Mochachos Franchise Management believes that effective supply chain management and control, impact on the service levels and quality of standards delivered at outlets. On a national level the franchisor engages in TV, press and billboard advertising to promote the brand.

The set-up cost is inclusive of all construction, shopfitting and signage, equipment, opening stock and upfront fees.
Do you fit the profile?
Mochachos Chicken Village applicants should be entrepreneurial, hands on individuals who possess excellent communication skills exhibit a passion for success.
Contact Information
Contact: Phillip Karafilakis
Phone: +27 11 450 2145
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Date founded 1993
Area of origin Pretoria, Gauteng
CEO Anthony Karafilakis
1st Franchise opened 1994
Number of outlets 80
Average store turnover R600 000
Achievable gross margins 60%
Average setup cost R1,9 million
Initial franchise fee R150 000
Management services fee 7% of turnover
Marketing fee % 2% of turnover
Initial agreement term 10 Years
Renewal term 10 Years

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive