Nton Nton’s Sandwiches
Soul Food Meets Hustle Fuel!
About Nton Nton’s Sandwiches
Nton Ntons is a much-loved local business dedicated to feeding the masses wholesome sarmies and baked goods. Founded by Johannesburg-based entrepreneur, Itumeleng, Nton Ntons was established with nothing but R 800.00. Itumeleng has managed to make a success of his startup venture and the business is now making over R 20,000 a month.
His story was embraced by many South Africans as an inspiring parable about the importance of hard work, persistence and a positive attitude.
Itumeleng started Nton Ntons in August 2019, in order to better provide for his daughter when his clothing and embroidery business was struggling.
“Everything I do, I do for my daughter. I want to give her the things that were never afforded to me.”
We decided to sell sandwiches because it was not available on the streets and only sold in upmarket cafe’s that didn’t cater to our market.
To ensure all sandwiches are fresh for the day ahead, Itumeleng and his business partner will begin making sandwiches from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. They start selling Nton Nton’s sandwiches at 4 a.m. until 10 a.m. at various locations in the Johannesburg CBD. To keep costs to a minimum, all of the sandwiches are carefully prepared in Itumeleng’s kitchen.
Read the Business Insider article here.
Itumeleng also owns Nokkoworx – A startup embroidery and printing business based in Johannesburg.