FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY: OWN A COL’CACCHIO PIZZERIA OUTLET


Col’Cacchio Pizzeria has been operating for 29 years in South Africa, and has operations in Namibia, with an aim of expanding into Africa. The company has availed an opportunity for interested investors to own a franchise at the Gables, Shopping Centre, Ezulwini.


By Ntokozo Nkambule

A franchise opportunity has been availed at the Gables, Shopping Centre, Ezulwini for the ownership of a Col’Cacchio Pizzeria outlet.

Col’Cacchio Pizzeria is an Italian chain serving gourmet wood-fired pizzas with savoury or sweet toppings, plus pasta dishes. The company offers both sit-down and delivery in South Africa.

According to the online advertisement, the setup fees for the Col’Cacchio Pizzeria will range from E2.5 million to around E3.6 million. Interested investors are encouraged to have 50% of this amount un-encumbered.

These fees are not an exception to Eswatini, as Start Up Mag, reports that Col’Cacchio’s initial joining fee is approximately E125 000. The publication further states that set up costs for a Col’Cacchio franchise is estimated to be around R2, 500,000 – R3, 125,000.

The franchisees are also required to have 50% of un-encumbered cash of the total investment. It is also estimated that the stock of the restaurant can be around R250, 000. Col’Cacchio will also expect franchisees to be paying a monthly franchising fee of 6% of the net turnover, and a monthly marketing fee of 2% of the net turnover.

What You Can Earn As An Investor?

 You can earn up to 25% of EBIDTA (Earnings before Interest, Depreciation, Tax, and Amortization)

What Do You Get For Your Investment?

  • A complete store (turnkey)
  • Full training for you and your staff for a minimum of two months before your store opens
  • A full month of on-site support after your store opens
  • Opening stock
  •  Ongoing support from Head Office

Background on Col’Cacchio Pizzeria

In 1992 the very first Col’Cacchio Pizzeria was opened in Foreshore, Cape Town, offering delectable gourmet artisanal wood-fired pizzas, sumptuous pasta, and gourmet salads. The vision was to build a restaurant that would serve the most mouthwatering Italian inspired meals made with love and the finest, freshest ingredients. It wasn’t long before the Col’Cacchio magic spread and captured the taste buds of South Africans.

The key to Col’Cacchio growth is their commitment to maintaining the high level of quality artisanal food that made our first restaurant such a success, keeping up with trends and innovations, maintaining a hands-on, can-do approach, and our pure unadulterated passion for all things pizza!

Today, 29 years later, the group has branches in RSA and Namibia, with further restaurants set to launch in Mauritius and Africa in 2022.

Information sourced from Col’Cacchio Holdings website.


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