Yonnot is a private company in the business of managing and operating a number of branded franchised operations. This encompasses all business and organisational activities required to run these businesses successfully.
Simply stated, the mission statement of Yonnot is:
“We are in the business of operating profitable enterprises.”
The company has grown over the last 9 years from a modest start of overseeing a single wholly-owned franchised enterprise to managing 13 operations of which 8 are wholly-owned; 4 are partly-owned and another operation is managed on a profit-sharing basis.
The company has a staff complement of more than 150 of which about 30 are part of the management structure. Careful attention to employment equity ensures that 90% of the employees come from previously disadvantaged communities. The growing number of management positions being filled from internal appointments attest to the personal growth opportunities that exist within the company.