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International awards recognise Mosaic at the Orient

Mosaic at the Orient, South Africa's Restaurant of the Year, has won the Best Overall in Region Award at the 2016 World's Best Wine Lists Awards. The restaurant also took awards for the Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List; Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List; Best By The Glass Wine List; Best Hotel Wine List; and a special Jury Prize...

21 Jun 2016

Ocean Basket breaks onto new shores, refreshes offering

Ocean Basket comes of age this year, bringing massive transformation and an exciting new journey for both franchisees and the consumer - a journey that promises brand longevity and exceptional growth for the local brand that has successfully taken to the highly competitive global stage...

10 Jun 2016

KFC quits Botswana after two decades as economy struggles

KFC will shut its 12 outlets in Botswana next week as they are no longer viable, closing its doors after operating in the southern African nation for 20 years, its owners said on Friday...

By TJ Strydom 7 Jun 2016

Sun eyes casino prospects in Brazilian market

Gaming and leisure giant Sun International looks set to place a bet in the Brazilian casino market, and is also watching developments in Mexico closely...

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 Jun 2016

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

Starbucks creates a buzz at first store in SA

Excited caffeinistas queued outside of the newly opened Starbucks in Rosebank on Thursday, paying no mind to the cold or drizzle...

By Colleen Goko 25 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

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