King Pie, the well known South African household brand, opened its first franchise outlet in December 1993. Within a year there were 30 Franchises locally which today, have grown into over 300 Franchises around the world, with a presence in Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Swaziland. Today, King Pie is without a doubt the biggest and most successful pie franchise in the world and is now a member of the listed company Mvelaserve. This with fast food that has become prohibitively expensive, with most brands only catering to the top end of the market and few of them offering take-out items for under R10.00. King Pie has afforded the necessary means to become an even bigger force within the fast food market.