Famous Brands, the South African-based restaurant operator, has opened its 2,000th site under its Wimpy brand. The store in Durban, South Africa, is the company’s 509th in Africa. It currently operates 128 Wimpy restaurants in the UK. Famous Brands chief executive Kevin Hedderwick said: “It is fitting that our 2,000th restaurant is a Wimpy located in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the birthplace of the very first Wimpy restaurant ever opened - in 1967 - in Durban. Over the past five years, the company has opened a total of 593 new restaurants across the countries in which it trades. Hedderwick said: "Over the past five years we have delivered compound revenue growth of 23%, and compound growth in operating profit of 26%. "Our 2,000th restaurant is not an indication that we are going to let up on our ambitions for the business. We are eager to embark on the next chapter in the group’s history, and we continue to focus on the question: ‘where to from here?’”