Looking at the growth of the Nkukhu Box franchise system

Founder Itumeleng Mpatlanyana
Nkukhu Box has grown rapidly in the past year having had gone from one operating store in January to ten fully functional and operational stores by November 2017.


Central Kitchen:
Then: central kitchen based in Mamelodi
Now: warehouse with central kitchen now based in Midrand

Then: 150 chickens per week
Now: 7 000 chickens per week

Then: 5 full time warehouse employees and 5 head office team members
Now: 20 warehouse employees including 2 full time truck drivers and 12 head office employees

Then: 16 store level employees
Now: 140 store level employees

Operational Stores:
Then: 1 store
Now: 10 fully functional stores, with 2 currently under construction

New Stores:
Nkukhu Box Orlando East
This store has taken Orlando by storm and is quickly becoming one of Orlando’s hottest attractions, with visitors from as far afield as Holland and Germany enjoying the Nkukhu Box’s authentic grilled kasi flavour.

Nkukhu Box Temba
Owned by Asanda Maqabuka and situated in the heart of Hammanskraal, Nkukhu Box Temba was opened on Wednesday 22 November 2017. “The support we have received from the community has been overwhelming and we doing remarkably well.” says Asanda.

As to be expected in any new franchise system growing at a rapid pace, Nkukhu Box have also had their fair share of challenges. Nkukhu Box Jouberton closed temporarily due to turnover challenges, but fortunately, thanks to their flexible business model of converting shipping containers into stores, this store will be relocating to a more suitable site with higher traffic, ensuring that there is no loss of assets.

To find out more about Nkukhu Box franchise opportunities, visit http://www.nkukhubox.com/franchise