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Gold Brands makes ‘hot' investment in Greek burger chain

Gold Brands Investments has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Hot Hot B Holdings, which owns Hot Hot Burger Bar, a themed burger restaurant chain...

15 Feb 2017

Ocean Basket to open branches in Kuwait

Ocean Basket has signed an agreement with Kuwait-based food distributor Al-Ghunaim Trading Company to roll out five new stores in the country...

14 Feb 2017

Franchising outlook - challenges to face and sectors to watch

The franchising sector has found its way through the slow economy with industries such as the fast food segment showing growth in 2016...

8 Feb 2017

FASA releases results of Franchisee Satisfaction Survey

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) has released the results of its Franchisee Satisfaction Survey, in which a high level of franchisee satisfaction...

7 Feb 2017

Gold Brands secures restaurants in UK franchise

South Africans will soon be dining at such well-known UK brands as Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas and Belgo, following a franchise deal...

7 Feb 2017

12 franchise trends for 2017

As we start the year 2017, we tend to reflect on the year that was. This might be a good time to look towards the future and see what 2017 has in store for us...

By Anita du Toit and Sasha-Lee de Bod 3 Feb 2017

Starbucks SA launches rewards programme

Starbucks South Africa launched its localised version of the global rewards programme, Starbucks Rewards at the Rosebank store...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2017

Consider Cash Converters as a business option in 2017

For those entrepreneurs considering a franchise operation in 2017, Cash Converters offers 15 new opportunities for people who want to empower themselves...

1 Feb 2017

Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential

Financial benchmarking runs a financial analysis and compares the findings to other franchises in order to assess the competitiveness, productivity and efficiency...

By Eric Parker 1 Feb 2017

Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide after Trump ban

Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the head of the US coffee-chain company said Sunday...

30 Jan 2017

RocoMamas bolsters Spur's interim results

Spur Corporation gave a credible performance in the first half of its financial year, but its franchise, RocoMamas, sizzled in the period, growing existing restaurant sales by 45%...

By Colleen Goko 30 Jan 2017

Solid sales growth leads to share price jump for Spur

Restaurant franchisor Spur's share price gained nearly 5% on Thursday after it reported sales of R3.8bn for the six months to end-December, 8.6% higher than the matching period's R3.5bn...

By Robert Laing 27 Jan 2017

Local marketing initiatives boost franchises

In addition to the franchisor's marketing efforts, success comes when a franchisee markets his or her business among the local community and success or failure of retail franchises primarily depends upon such local marketing initiatives...

25 Jan 2017

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