Spur is bleeding from right-wing boycotts

It happened almost immediately… It was like wildfire. Within a week we had immediate reaction, and then it just grew. And grew.

Allan Ranson, Spur franchisee

The quote above refers to the boycott of Spur in response to an incident in March which saw a white man banned from Spur restaurants after behaving aggressively towards a black woman.

The right-wing Front Nasionaal has claimed responsibility for the boycott.

Franchise owners claim drops in turnover ranging from 23% to 45%.

In 34 years I have never seen anything like it… We are battling. We are suffering…

Allan Ranson, Spur franchisee

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ranson, who is a co-owner of Spur restaurants in Welkom, Durban and East London, and Morne Brown, another Spur franshisee.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

For more detail; read this Daily Maverick article.

Spur is definitely assisting us in terms of concessions.

Morne Brown, Spur franshisee

We don’t want to see people without jobs.

Morne Brown, Spur franshisee

We get a lot of abuse on social media [from Front Nasionaal].

Allan Ranson, Spur franchisee

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