The Brazen Head

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First Brazen Head established in Edenvale in 2003. We now have 5 stores.

The Brazen Head Restaurants, celebrated for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, offers guests a truly authentic Irish dining and entertainment experience.


But it’s not just the perfect place to relax and unwind with a small group of friends; the Brazen Head also caters for larger groups of people, offering bespoke conferencing, meeting and birthday party hosting. With five private function rooms ― each with their own lighting, sound system and unique atmosphere ― guests can enjoy a private function, with décor and music tailored to their requirements, for anywhere from 10 up to 40 guests.


For larger groups, Brazen Head has a spacious outside deck which can comfortably seat up to 120 guests in a weather-sheltered environment boasting its own entrance; a separate, fully stocked and well-staffed bar; a projector and a 2m x 3m screen.


And to make sure there’s even more reason to celebrate, the Brazen Head doesn’t charge venue hire ― it’s just not the Irish way ― but what is true Irish style is great food and great company.


Bringing this to life, the Brazen Head offers guests an extensive food menu, catering to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian palates, and complements this with a full wine and beverage menu, including many international beers on tap.


And as for great company, the Brazen Head offers a full week of fun, hosting to a range of fun activities and specials each night. From live Irish music to quiz nights and much more besides, the Brazen Head allows you to experience Ireland in the heart of South Africa.


So bring your friends and imbue your function with Irish flair or simply come and make new friends; either way, the Brazen Head is the place to be.

Authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant – we have combined the restaurant with a pub – an international concept with much world wide success.

About the Founder

Basil O’Hagan started the Brazen Head Franchising business in 2003 with the first restaurant being opened in Edenvale.

With an infectious enthusiasm for developing outstanding franchising strategies, The Brazen Head Franchising Group will assist you in winning the marketing battle for customers, brand loyalty and overall business success.

The Brazen Head Franchising Programme is not written on a whim, nor is it based on old methods or failed promises.  On the contrary, it was developed following years of research and ideas are polished, modified and refined to meet the needs of an ever-changing and demanding market place.

In December 2013 Basil O’Hagan sold the Brazen Head Franchising Group to Ralph Rojahn.  Ralph Rojahn is CEO of various other companies.

Our franchise organization is designed to provide you with the tools needed to create a memorable experience for every guest. Those granted a Brazen Head franchise will have the following support services available to them.

  • Franchise Consultant – The Franchise Consultant is responsible for assisting in all aspects of operation, from the initial development to ongoing support as your restaurant grows. The Franchise Consultant is a key source of ongoing support.
  • Site Selection – We can provide you with site criteria for the area that you have selected. This information should help you analyze your site’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Construction Support – A set of prototype restaurant plans is provided. In addition, we can visit your site and offer recommendations for necessary modifications. We can also assist you with: remodeling enhancement programs, equipment specifications/supplier lists, document and design review.
  • Financial Support – While we do not provide financing for your restaurant, we would be happy to assist you in preparing your loan package and business plan.
  • Marketing and Advertising – We will assist you with planning and marketing activities beginning with your grand opening, and will set guidelines for future advertising and promotions. We also provide samples of advertising and promotional materials on a national and local marketing basis.
  • Purchasing – We negotiate services and price agreements with approved suppliers and distributors for The Brazen Head concept.
  • Training – We provide a comprehensive training program. The essentials of restaurant operations, staff management, financial management, marketing and a broad range of other vital subjects are taught using a variety of techniques and up-to-date methods.
  • Manuals – A series of comprehensive manuals, covering all of the material in the training program and more, is provided for each restaurant. These manuals are designed for easy reference and as an authoritative source of information about operating standards and procedures. They are updated frequently to reflect the changing needs of today’s guest.

Franchise competency model.

Training is offered at an existing Brazen Head for a period of 4 weeks prior to opening and 2 operations staff approx 10 – 14 days. On going training provided.

Establishment Cost
R2.4000000 to 3.5000000
Upfront Fee
Excl VAT
Excl VAT
Advertising & Marketing Fees
Management Fee

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