Started with a dream
Back in 1990 Jimmy Christelis had a dream which then became a reality in July 1991. The first Jimmy’s store was opened in an old transformed mining house in the CBD of Germiston, South Africa. Read our story
A unique experience for customers
Since 1991 Jimmy’s has been creating the Perfect Prawn.
The application of these techniques to seafood & other items served in our restaurants creates a new & exciting customer experience.
To become the leading brand of prawns and shell fish in the restaurant industry.
Provide affordable meals with excellent taste, superior quality, fast and friendly service, highest level of hygiene and exceptional value to all customers.
Develop a powerful international brand, partnering with locals in each country that we operate.
- We are the only group of restaurants to focus on prawns as its core product.
- Unique almost additive spices.
- Luxury product at affordable prices.
- Our product mix has been carefully developed and our menu caters to all tastes and age groups.
- Fun, casual, relaxed and social eating experience.
- Effective marketing and promotional strategies.
- Dedicated Halaal division.
Simple terms. Great upside potential
There is a reason why we are expanding so quickly globally and it’s not just our food. Our numbers speak for themselves.
Most franchisees fully return their initial investment
Types of franchises to chose from.
Starting from 100k € investment.
We are here to support you from the ground up.
Up and running in under 3 months once contract signed.
All our franchisees enjoy a full service from HQ including all marketing, PR, comms and design.
If you’re looking for an easy to operate business, love hosting and providing an excellent service, Jimmy’s is for you. We’ve made it as easy as possible for anyone looking to get into the restaurant game.