BizTrends 2018


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The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years...

1 day ago

Burger King counts on the best nose in town

Burger King recently enabled a special Whopper fan to find his way to the closest Burger King restaurant with the help of his guide dog with a one of a kind nose...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 13 Apr 2018

Col'Cacchio Insta-readies its dining experience

Italian-inspired restaurant franchise Col'Cacchio has added an engaging element to their dining experience that would hold special appeal for their social media-savvy customers...

12 Apr 2018

100% beef or nothing at all! It's as real as it gets with your favourite Big Mac

Did you know that your Big Mac is made with only 100% South African certified ground beef, a dash of salt and pepper and layered with only the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms?..

Issued by Pacinamix 9 Apr 2018

South African fuel franchising sector continues to grow

According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), the fuel retail sector contributes 8.5% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

3 Apr 2018

Top 10 things you need to know before becoming a franchise owner

The best thing about becoming a franchisee owner is that you get to be your own boss but you don't have to be 100% responsible for the business...

Issued by Yantra Marketing Service 3 Apr 2018

Sorbet makes a move into make-up

South African beauty chain Sorbet launched its own range of make-up at the beginning of March. The new offering is intended to complement the company's salon services, skincare and nail colour products...

29 Mar 2018

Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes

Juanita Pienaar got to experience the effects of an IV therapy treatment first-hand and spoke to Reviv South Africa CEO Sayed Mia about how it works, why and how he brought the Reviv franchise to South Africa, and how its different from other IV bars that have also popped up in the country...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Mar 2018

Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion

Pizza Hut's African growth story continues as the restaurant chain celebrates the opening of its 100th store in sub-Saharan Africa in the historic Ghandi Square, Johannesburg...

26 Mar 2018

Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA to present revamp of its high-tech Canal Walk store

Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA, invests further in store upgrades, with the revamp of its soon-to-be-unveiled flagship, high tech Canal Walk store...

19 Mar 2018

Impairments hit Famous Brands

The share price of Famous Brands fell as much as 12% in early trade on Thursday after the food services franchisor warned investors that it would make impairments of between R241m and R322m in its financial results for the year to February.

9 Mar 2018

Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by FASA chairman Tony Da Fonseca...

5 Mar 2018

Pros and cons of the growing multi-unit franchising model

Multi-unit franchising is becoming a growing trend globally and in South Africa, meaning a single franchisee owns more than one outlet in different geographies...

27 Feb 2018

Spur founder to step down after half century

Spur Corporation executive chairman Allen Ambor will step down in a year's time after spending 51 years at the company he founded...

27 Feb 2018

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