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Naming of Simbisa

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Simbisa means

“to strengthen” and

to “to empower”

 

It is a Shona word that embodies a rally for strength and power to an object.

The name represents what the business and its people stand for; the endeavour to create and sustain a strong and empowered brand that is recognised across all regions.

Founded in 1987

Publicly quoted on the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange.
View the stock’s performance here.

Africa is our home – we were the first branded Quick Service Restaurant Group to establish a successful pan-African footprint.

Geographical Presence

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Simbisa currently operates 432 QSR restaurants in 11 countries across Africa with future ambitions of further expansion across the region.

Owned and Operated Markets

  • Zimbabwe (193)
  • Kenya (122)
  • Zambia (37)
  • Ghana (20)
  • Mauritius (17)
  • DRC (10)

Franchised Markets

  • Namibia (15)
  • Swaziland (9)
  • Malawi (4)
  • Botswana (4)
  • Lesotho (1)

 

Expansion into the Region is critical to spread the risks over different markets and to achieve our goal of spreading our footprint into Africa as a diversified Pan-African operation.

Business Units

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Simbisa operates 4 business units, each operating as an independent centre

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Quick Facts

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