Restaurant group Spur, the owner of RocoMamas, the Hussar Grill and John Dory’s, has managed to eke out some sales growth in its year to end-June, saying customer loyalty and a shift to takeaways provided a jolt as the industry battles ongoing pandemic restrictions.

Franchised restaurant sales grew 1%, or by R60m, in the year to end-June, Spur said on Friday, rising more than two thirds in the second half, off a lowered base, given the industry was battered by a total prohibition on sit-down trade in March 2020...

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