Galito’s is all about fresh, full-flavoured, flame-grilled chicken! If you would like to be part of a brand that is all about making customers consistently happy, one chicken at a time, then make sure you get in touch. The Galito’s story began in the Mpumalanga city of Mbombela (Nelspruit) when the first Galito’s restaurant opened its doors in 1996. With a powerful combination of great tasting chicken, excellent service and pride, Galito’s soon became a huge success. Within a few short years, Galito’s had become a Lowveld favourite and with the valued participation and support of close friends, Galito’s had opened a closely-knit family of eight restaurants by mid-2002.
During 2003, Galito’s decided to share its unique flavours with the rest of South Africa. It was at this point that the Galito’s brand began to develop and franchising efforts took off in earnest. With founder Louis Germishuys still at the helm, Galito’s has continued to expand and now operates in more than 16 countries internationally, with 163 stores and counting — across Africa into Malaysia, Pakistan, the UAE, India, Canada and most recently Kazakhstan with two more countries confirmed for 2020.
Galito’s is an example of a strong, stable South African franchise investment that has stood the test of time, constantly innovating to include different store formats from casual dining and take-away to food court, drive-thru and fuel station models.
The menu has been carefully crafted to cater for a broad range of customers, using only the best ingredients in Galito’s original marinade recipe. Each chicken is carefully marinated for a minimum of 24 hours and then flame-grilled, ensuring the authentic flavours of Galito’s are retained and enjoyed daily.
What you need to be a franchisee
The ideal franchisee candidate plans to operate His restaurant as an “owner-managed” business And has the following qualities:
- Demonstrates entrepreneurial skills, yet also shows the ability and willingness to be a team player.
- Must consider the business as a long-term investment, show commitment and have a loyal and consistent character.
- Must be a “go-getter” with high energy levels and a strong will to succeed.
- Be people-orientated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have a love for working with people and be capable of gaining and maintaining a rapport with the client base through being friendly, patient and tolerant, yet firm.
- Must be able to manage others and have good motivational skills.
- The restaurant business often requires long hours and hard work, therefore, the franchisee must have the stamina and strength required to operate a Galito’s store.
- A potential Galito’s franchisee need not have any formal qualification, but must have a matric certificate. It is also essential for the candidate to be computer-literate.
- The applicant would need to be creditworthy and have available financial resources.
Galito’s is an example of a strong, stable South African franchise investment that has stood the test of time, constantly innovating to include different store formats.
An ideal Galito’s franchise restaurant is between 160m2 and 180m2 . The average set-up cost of a store is between R10 000– R12 000 per m2*.
This amount includes:
- Initial franchise joining fee
- Restaurant design
- Franchisee assessments cost and project management
- Internal building construction from plumbing and electrical to tiling
- All operational equipment
- Furniture and fittings
- Point of Sale system
- External and internal signage and menu boards
- Staff training and uniforms
Please Note: This cost may be subject to review, depending on the floor size, initial premise’s condition and location.
- A royalty of five per cent is payable on a monthly basis.
- Brand development contribution of four percent of turnover is payable on a monthly basis.