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Hospitality takeover wins approval with terms

The takeover of hotel-focused property fund Hospitality by Southern Sun Hotels has been approved by SA's competition authorities, with conditions...

By Alistair Anderson 16 May 2016

McDonald's under pressure to commit to cruelty-free eggs

A petition against the eggs used in McDonalds meals in SA has been signed by 16‚756 supporters so far...

28 Apr 2016

Famous Brands buys stake in Lupa Osteria

Famous Brands has bought 51% of Lupa Osteria, a chain of three Italian restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal, for an undisclosed amount...

25 Apr 2016

Starbucks opens its first South African store

By 7.30am on Thursday, when the world's largest coffee company, Starbucks, opened its first store in South Africa, the throng of fans who had been lining up from the night before were desperately in need of a cuppa...

By Zeenat Moorad 22 Apr 2016

Money is tight but alcohol and coffee sales are cooking

Times may be tough, but South Africans are not giving up their morning takeaway coffee fix or their after-work tipple...

By Colleen Goko 21 Apr 2016

McDonald's banking on breakfast buzz

McDonald's is having a moment. Actually, it has been having one for a while. Analysts may find no shortage of things to fret about - from rising labour costs to lousy consumer feedback on the quality of the food - but investors love McDonald's...

By Leslie Patton 12 Apr 2016

Roman's Pizza named 2016 Brand Builder of the Year

Roman's Pizza has received the Brand Builder of the Year Award at the Franchise Association of South Africa's (FASA) Awards for Excellence in Franchising. This award recognises a brand by its popularity with the public through effective marketing and advertising campaigns...

11 Apr 2016

King Pie struggles to retain market share

Less than 10 years ago, King Pie was one of the more popular fast food outlets in SA...

By Coleen Goko 6 Apr 2016

Tsogo Sun in Cape casino owner revamp

Tsogo Sun and Sun International have resuscitated plans for a reshuffling of casino ownership in the Western Cape...

By Ann Crotty 5 Apr 2016

Taste declines as Starbucks entry troubles market

The eagerly awaited location of SA's first Starbucks coffee shop, which will be ushered in by franchise group Taste Holdings, was bitterly received by the market on Thursday...

By Fifi Peters 4 Mar 2016

Starbucks to open doors in Rosebank in April

Taste Holdings on Thursday announced that the first Starbucks stores in SA would be opened in Rosebank and the Mall of Africa in Midrand in late April...

By Zeenat Moorad 4 Mar 2016

New app gives Vida e Caffe customers instant loyalty points

A new study from Juniper Research has found that 1.4 billion loyalty cards were mobile only or integrated into mobile apps in 2015 worldwide. The research forecasts this will rise to 3 billion by 2020...

29 Feb 2016

Spur to consider selling struggling Captain DoRegos

Restaurant franchisor Spur Corporation will be looking to fatten margins on its newer eatery brands in the next five years, but will also contemplate selling its struggling Captain DoRegos franchise...

By Marc Hasenfuss 26 Feb 2016

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