Ian Jacobsberg, partner at Hogan Lovells (South Africa) is the new chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), taking over from Derek Smith, MD of Hot Dog Café.
7 Mar 2014 11:41
Grand Parade Investments (GPI), the tourism, leisure and gaming company that bought the franchise rights to operate Burger King in South Africa, last week reported a 36% rise in revenue over the past six months - growth that looks set to speed up if the queues outside the fast-food outlet are anything to go by.
By Brendan Peacock 6 Mar 2014 15:31
Jan de Beer has been appointed as the new managing executive of The Fish & Chip Co., building on his valuable experience gained within the retail industry over the past 20 years.
3 Mar 2014 10:31
Usually in life, one's biggest support structure is one's family but should they be added into the support structure of one's franchise business? When it comes to business, many aspects need to be taken into consideration when setting up shop with a family.
By Sally J'Arlette-Joy 27 Feb 2014 13:38
The size of a chicken mattered so much to a Durban customer he allegedly attacked the manager of a chicken outlet with a panga.
25 Feb 2014 08:37
Franchising can increase a business' success rate by 80% or more, as it is cemented on the learnings and triumphs of other business pioneers, making it an ideal option for the entrepreneur looking for a smart investment. However, there are popular myths that need to be dispelled about franchising so that franchisees can succeed in this growing field.
By Jan de Beer 24 Feb 2014 11:08
To be a successful franchisee or in fact a successful entrepreneur in general, you need to adopt the necessary habits for success.
By Sean Lilley 21 Feb 2014 12:25
Hot Dog Café has purchased the London Pie franchise to broaden its franchise footprint, add value and add a new dimension to its entrepreneurial and job creation mandate.
19 Feb 2014 10:29
Global specialty health and wellness retailer‚ US-based General Nutrition Corporation (GNC)‚ is to launch in SA later this month through an exclusive franchise agreement with the Clicks Group.
13 Feb 2014 09:49
Marcel Strauss, current managing executive of The Fish & Chip Co., will head Zebro's Chicken, Taste Holdings' new acquisition, with effect from 1 March 2014.
4 Feb 2014 15:53
Global fast-food chain Burger King is hoping to replicate its success in the Western Cape when it enters the more lucrative Gauteng market this weekend.
By Nick Hedley 30 Jan 2014 14:58
As with most new years, hopes are high, goals are set and entrepreneurs are eager to make 2014 the best year ever. While some are eager to start a business from scratch, many prefer to have more support and structure, provided when investing in an existing business such as franchising which can build on an established brand.
By Marcel Strauss 30 Jan 2014 11:42
Taste Holdings has broadened its reach into the lower income market by acquiring Zebro's Chicken for R17 million. The deal is effective 1 March and will be paid equally in cash and Taste shares to the sellers.
29 Jan 2014 15:30
Burger King will open the doors of its first stores in Gauteng in February. Three stores will be opened in Rivonia Road‚ at Park Station‚ and in Centurion.
By Zeenat Moorad 17 Jan 2014 08:31
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