Debonairs Pizza was founded in 1991 by Craig Mckenzie and Andrew Harvey. The original idea was conceived by Mckenzie who came up with the business model and idea during a trip to Los Angeles, Following a gap year while he was a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The first restaurant was located at Pietermaritzburg and then expanded rapidly throughout southern Africa.
The company grew rapidly and was bought over by the steers group which later became known as famous brands in 1999. it has about 500 outlets in about 14 African countries, with South Africa and Nigeria being two of its largest markets.
As of 2021, Debonairs Pizza is the largest pizza chain in South Africa
Debonairs Pizza In South Africa
in South Africa, the pizza company is famous for the triple-decker and it has reached iconic status. in south Africa they pride themselves on delivering tasty pizzas that are crunchy, cheesy, and tasty. they are efficient and offer free delivery to South African customers.
They are known for delivering your pizza order in style and their iconic triple-decker, crammed crust, and double-stack pizza are tasty and yummy and in 2020 they were voted the third most loved fast food brand by the Sunday times top brands awards thus cementing their status as the top pizza brand in South Africa.
Debonairs Pizza Top Locations in South Africa
They have 546 locations in South Africa with the majority of them being in the eastern cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, and the Western Cape