One Man’s Dream

On the 19thof January 2016 Ko-lay opened its doors as a casual dining restaurant and take away. Ko-lay foods is the brainchild of Rajen Reddy and has become a symbol of so much more than your normal restaurant created by this visionary and creative entrepreneur.

Rajen and his Ko-lay team believe in the bright future of Africa, embracing our cultural diversity and offering equal opportunities for all. Through the Ko-lay brand, Rajen and his team strives to not only offer the best quality food and excellent customer service but also to stimulate wealth creation by sourcing our chicken and produce from local SMME farmers.

We believe that a great restaurant chain and franchise needs more than world class food, it’s also about our top-quality service, dedicated staff, generosity, family values and going the extra mile too that is an integral part of our success story.

Our speciality is our 48-hour marinated flame-grilled peri-peri chicken, though we also offer lemon and garlic, barbeque and vegetarian dishes. Other quick service restaurants just don’t serve spicy chicken like this!

Ko-lay loves local! Our chicken is freshly supplied by emerging farmers in order to uplift local communities, which allows us to prepare meals to perfection using only the finest and freshest ingredients.

We believe in “Healthy, Fresh and Affordable”


My Promise to You

“Wherever and whenever you visit our Ko-lay stores, you can be assured of superior grade flame grilled goodness. We will continue giving our customers the quality and taste that their palates deserve.”

The Big Picture

Our Vision

The Ko-lay vision is for us all to have the passion and determination to do what it takes to make Ko-lay the top chicken brand in the country and to always go the extra mile to do so.

Our Mission

To innovatively provide outstanding service excellence through utilisation of:

  • striving to offer the best quality food;
  • excellent customer service;
  • but also, to stimulate wealth creation by sourcing our chicken and produce from local SMME farmers; and
  • Any recipe for Ko-lay’s success calls for a generous helping of working hard and working smart. It has to be the best of ourselves for Ko-lay and all its customers.