Kota Spot

Kota Spot

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Introducing Kota Spot: Celebrating South Africa's Street Food Heritage

Welcome to Kota Spot, where tradition meets innovation in a symphony of flavours that embodies the heart and soul of South African street cuisine. Founded in 2024 by visionary entrepreneur Mr. Terence Leluma, Kota Spot is more than just a fast-food franchise—it's a cultural phenomenon celebrating the beloved Kota.

Originating from the bustling streets of South Africa's townships, the Kota, also known as a Spatlo, has long captured locals' hearts and taste buds. Crafted from a hollowed-out quarter loaf of bread and filled with mouth-watering ingredients, each Kota is a culinary masterpiece, a testament to ingenuity and creativity.

Despite its widespread popularity, the Kota remained confined mainly to the informal market, hidden from the mainstream culinary spotlight. Recognising its untapped potential, Mr. Leluma embarked on a mission to bring the Kota to the forefront of South Africa's fast-food landscape.

Guided by the principles of authenticity, quality, and affordability, Kota Spot promises to revolutionise the fast-food industry with its modern twist on the classic Kota experience. From traditional favourites to innovative creations, Kota Spot invites customers on a flavourful journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of South African cuisine.

The opportunity

Embark on a savoury adventure with Kota Spot, where tradition meets innovation in the heart of South Africa's street food culture. As a Kota Spot franchisee, you'll have the opportunity to be part of a culinary phenomenon that celebrates the beloved Kota.

Here's why investing in a Kota Spot franchise is your recipe for success:

1. Authentic South African Flavours: At Kota Spot, we take pride in capturing the essence of South African street cuisine. From traditional favourites to innovative creations, each Kota is a flavour masterpiece crafted with care and culinary expertise.

2. Diverse Menu Appeal: Our menu caters to various tastes and preferences, making Kota Spot a favourite among families, students, and professionals. Whether you're looking for a quick bite on the go or a diner experience, there's something for everyone at Kota Spot.

3. Prime Locations: Kota Spot offers a variety of location options, from kiosk sites inside service stations to free-standing stores. Our locations ensure maximum visibility and foot traffic in bustling malls, urban areas, and main streets.

4. Proven Franchise Model: Backed by years of experience and a dedicated support team, Kota Spot provides franchisees with a proven business model for success. From initial setup to ongoing operations, we're committed to helping you build and grow your Kota Spot franchise.

5. Community Engagement: At Kota Spot, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. By sourcing ingredients locally, creating job opportunities, and supporting local initiatives, we're not just building a business—we're building a stronger, more vibrant community.

6. Quality Assurance: Maintaining the highest quality standards is our top priority at Kota Spot. Our rigorous quality control measures ensure that every Kota served is fresh, delicious, and consistent, earning the trust and loyalty of our customers.

7. Flexible Investment Options: Whether you're looking for a compact kiosk or a restaurant, Kota Spot assists with flexible investment options to suit your budget and preferences. We're here to support you every step of the way as you embark on your Kota Spot journey.

8. Comprehensive Support: From training and marketing assistance to ongoing operational guidance, Kota Spot provides franchisees with the tools and resources they need to thrive in the competitive food industry. Join us in celebrating South Africa's rich culinary heritage and become a part of the Kota Spot family today.

Benefits of being a franchisee

Becoming a Kota Spot franchisee offers many benefits, making it an enticing opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. Here are some of the critical advantages of joining the Kota Spot family:

1. Proven Business Model: Kota Spot provides franchisees with a well-established business model that has been tested and proven successful. With a track record of excellence and a dedicated support team, franchisees can confidently embark on their entrepreneurial journey.

2. Brand Recognition: As a Kota Spot franchisee, you'll benefit from the brand recognition and reputation of being part of a well-known and respected franchise. Customers trust the Kota Spot name, making it easier to attract and retain clientele.

3. Training and Support: Kota Spot offers comprehensive training and ongoing support to franchisees, ensuring they have the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to succeed. From initial setup to day-to-day operations, franchisees receive guidance every step of the way.

4. Marketing Assistance: Kota Spot provides franchisees with marketing assistance and promotional materials to help drive business and increase brand visibility. From digital marketing campaigns to local advertising initiatives, franchisees can access various marketing tools and strategies.

5. Purchasing Power: As part of a franchise network, franchisees benefit from the collective purchasing power of the brand. This allows them to access bulk discounts on supplies and ingredients, reducing costs and increasing profitability.

6. Community Engagement: Kota Spot is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Franchisees have the opportunity to engage with their local community, participate in charitable initiatives, and make a positive impact on society.

7. Flexibility and Freedom: While being part of a franchise offers structure and support, franchisees also enjoy some flexibility and independence. They have the freedom to manage their own business while benefiting from the resources and support provided by Kota Spot.

Becoming a Kota Spot franchisee offers a unique opportunity to own and operate a successful business within a thriving industry backed by a trusted brand and a supportive network.

Franchise information:

Establishment cost (range):

The establishment costs for Kota Spot franchises vary based on the store option chosen. Here are the available options and their estimated costs:

  1. Diner:

Ideal for larger spaces ranging from 60 to 100m2, providing ample room for seating and dining facilities. This option offers a comfortable environment for customers to enjoy their Kota meals.

Cost: Approximately R950,000 including VAT

  1. Kiosk:

Perfect for smaller spaces ranging from 40 to 60m2, the kiosk option is compact yet efficient, making it suitable for high-traffic areas such as malls or urban centres. Despite its size, it offers all the amenities necessary to serve delicious Kota meals.

Cost: Approximately R650,000 including VAT

  1. Container:

A versatile and cost-effective option, the container store is ideal for locations where space is limited or unconventional. This option provides an affordable entry point for aspiring franchisees.

Cost: Approximately R550,000 including VAT

Benefits of Each Option:

Diner: Offers a spacious environment for customers to dine in comfort, encouraging longer stays and higher spending.

Kiosk: Provides a compact and efficient setup, perfect for high-traffic areas with limited space.

Container: Offers versatility and affordability, making it an ideal choice for unconventional locations or those with space constraints.

Regardless of the option chosen, Kota Spot franchisees benefit from a proven business model, comprehensive training and support, marketing assistance, and the opportunity to engage with local communities. With flexible store options and competitive establishment costs, Kota Spot offers a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to enter the fast-food industry and celebrate the rich culinary heritage of South Africa's street cuisine.

Recommended Working Capital:

R 50,000 to R150,000, depending on the option you choose

Upfront Fee:

Diner R75,000

Kiosk R50,000

Container R50,000

Total Investment Amount:

This will be calculated and discussed with each store, as each store will have different requirements. It depends on Training Costs, Landlord deposits, etc. 

Management service fee/Royalty:

5 % of Monthly Net  sales (excl VAT )


2 % of Monthly Net  sales (excl VAT )

Areas available

Available on application