Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2022

Company Overview

Afrikana is an African inspired restaurant brand serving an array of food with a unique African twist. Originating from Aldridge, a small town in the Midlands in 2018, a gap in the current hospitality market saw the start of an African inspired table service restaurant offering high-end food infused with beautiful African flavours.

Franchise Overview

In 2019 Afrikana experienced a year of fast paced growth, progression and development taking the step in becoming a Franchise business. This resulted in multiple franchise licenses being sold and opening throughout the UK. Afrikana aims to establish a wholesome experience, from the music and art to the food and service.

At Afrikana, maintain a close relationship with franchisees is what makes our model successful and rewarding. Diversity it a key factor that we as a company thrives on – the mixed mindsets, personalities and energy creates the perfect balance within a company, allowing us to understand different views, adapt and keep on top of trends! The team consists of skilled individuals who take pride in their efforts and decisions, delivering at the highest level possible.

Afrikana is available across a range of models from food court kiosk through to large dine in restaurant. There is a model available for all investment levels.


Franchisee training consists of a comprehensive training program spanning 4 weeks. From initial classroom based training in our ethos, systems, legal compliance and operational standards through to in store training across front and back of house operations. The Afrikana models have been developed so all that a prospective franchisee needs is a passion for hospitality and a desire to learn and grow with us.


After launch our operations team will always be on hand to advise and guide you through any challenges you may experience.


Ongoing training for all managers and staff is provided via our online training portal.

Daily Life of a franchisee

A franchisee is responsible for the day to day operations of the outlet. This covers a broad range of activities from labour and food control to service and guest experience. Recruitment and local marketing are also an important part of the role of a modern franchisee.








Afrikana Cardiff Franchisee –

“Taking an Afrikana franchise has got to be potentially one of the most rewarding business risks I have ever taken. We opened our store in the middle of a pandemic and it remained buoyant! The Afrikana team has helped so much in guiding us to set up our dream store so it is a safe, secure and exciting experience for everyone!... Cardiff is buzzing and Afrikana is the definitely hot spot right now!”

Afrikana Blackburn Franchisee –

“Afrikana has been such a beautiful journey from start to present, being part of the Afrikana familia has made myself really powerful in the sense of becoming a businessman. In business you will have your ups and downs specially during the pandemic, it was tough. With the support from Afrikana HQ from marketing to the HQs chefs travelling making their way to the branch to get hands on support is unbelievable. Blackburn was really struggling at first in the sense of getting the correct food out following their design and structures in place, however with the support from Afrikana HQ we have overcome all these issues and now Afrikana Blackburn is one of the most talked about restaurant up north. We are constantly growing, and I am very proud of this achievement.”


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