Even though Mike’s has a long and rich heritage, we are constantly innovating to ensure that we stay on trend. Banting options? Not a problem, Gluten-free? Easy-peasy!
With over 45 years in the business, Mike’s Kitchen has truly stood the test of time. Our long history means that not only are we a household name, but we bridge the generation gap, making Mike’s the obvious choice for any family occasion.
Our menu offers great tasting food in generous portions. Pair this with our high quality decor and a relaxed, family atmosphere and you have a true recipe for success.
We’ve had over 45 years to tinker with every element of our customer’s experience – after all that time, we’re pretty sure we know the secret to the perfect family dining atmosphere
Rated Mike’s Kitchen 5 stars on Zomato
Rated Mike’s Kitchen 5 stars on Facebook
Rated Mike’s Kitchen 5 stars on Yelp,
and there’s many more where that came from!
Mike’s Kitchen strives to create a family friendly venue that not only offers good quality food in generous portions, but also at affordable prices. Ensuring that we stick to this ethos has established Mike’s as South Africa’s most trusted, home away from home, family restaurant.
Mike’s marketing reaches over 400 000 targeted people per month and we’re just getting started!
Mike’s Kitchen has recently been acquired by NRD Capital. With its headquarters in Atlanta, USA, NRD, collectively, has been involved with 20 brands and successfully runs over 150 restaurants in the U.S. and South Africa. NRD’s entry into South Africa forms part of a long-term strategy. Over the next five years, NRD plans to acquire and develop multiple brands in South Africa, and across the African continent.
Is it right for you?
The first thing you need to do when opening a franchise (or any business) is to ensure that you are suited to the business, or that the business is suited to you!
Are you a potential restaurateur?
An entrepreneurial spirit, personal commitment, flexibility, leadership qualities and a friendly, outgoing disposition are just some of the qualities a successful restaurateur requires. Your ability to comfortably communicate with customers (even the difficult ones) as well as your staff is of utmost importance. Background experience in the industry is a bonus and previous business ownership would certainly be of benefit to you, but is not a necessity.
Are you a team player?
If you’re wanting to own your own Mike’s Kitchen, you not only need to have an entrepreneurial spirit, but you need to be able to function as a team member of the franchise as a whole. Joining Mike’s Kitchen not only means that you will need to work within the family rules, but that you will have the support, training and structures to give you the best possible chance of success (just like a real family).
Do you have the capital?
It is extremely important that you and your business will be correctly financially geared. We don’t want our franchisees to end up “working for the bank” and therefore, we are careful to ensure that potential Mike’s Kitchen franchisees have got enough capital at their disposal to make the venture work. The actual establishment cost of each franchise will vary, but the “rule of thumb” is that you should have at least R1.5 million of your own unencumbered funds. You should also have collateral (assets) for about one times your own unencumbered funds.
So, have you ticked the boxes? Then what’s holding you back? Get in touch with us below to take the next step!
Opening a Mike’s Kitchen is one of the easiest and friendliest franchisee processes in South Africa, this is down to the years of experience helping entrepreneurs become successful restaurateurs. The first step in what will undoubtedly be a fun and fruitful journey is to submit an application to. In order to do this you will need to:
1.Send us an enquiry and we will send you everything you need to complete the next steps.
2.Complete and submit the following documents:
3.Provide credit and character references:
Once these initial formalities have been dispensed, an available site will be selected with you (unless this was already included in your initial application).
A little something worth mentioning: First time businesses owners need to be vigilant about the accounting and financial control of their business, that’s why Mike’s Kitchen group provides comprehensive training in this area as well as back-up advisory and troubleshooting services for all of our franchisees – just another way Mike’s will make you feel like part of the family.
“Honestly can’t fault it. Waiters are friendly and funny. They create such a great vibe. Managers also come throughout the meal to check in. Food is always great from their breakfast to their starters to their mains and desserts. Great location for kids and parties and ideally situated close to home for me. I just Love Mike’s Kitchen”