Spur buys majority stake in emerging franchise Nikos Coalgrill Greek
Spur buys majority stake in emerging franchise Nikos Coalgrill Greek

Spur Corporation is acquiring a 51% stake in the franchise restaurant group Nikos Coalgrill Greek. The Greek chain will be the eighth restaurant brand in Spur Corporation's growing portfolio...

2 Aug 2018

Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector
Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector

The Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has announced the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants sector...

18 Jul 2018

Gold Brands to offload Black Steer restaurant franchise
Gold Brands to offload Black Steer restaurant franchise

Fast food group Gold Brands plans to dispose of its Black Steer franchise business to Laudian Franchise Management One for R3.2 million...

12 Jul 2018

Promising future for franchising sector highlighted at Fasa events
Promising future for franchising sector highlighted at Fasa events

Despite ten years of crippling economic and political setbacks, the franchise sector in South Africa has continued to grow, despite challenging conditions...

11 Jul 2018

Screenshot, @9GAG via Instagram
KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: Finding the emotional connection
#IFE2018: Finding the emotional connection

People connect differently and define an emotional connection differently, so while an emotional connection builds consumer trust and sales growth, it is a difficult connection to achieve...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry
PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry

The Produce Marketing Association's Center for Growing Talent will provide opportunities, between 15-16 August 2018, to network with peers and leaders in the fresh produce industry...

22 Jun 2018

Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal
Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal

Mike's Kitchen, one of the oldest South African restaurant chains, has marked its return to KwaZulu-Natal with the opening of its first store in Salt Rock this week...

14 Jun 2018

Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals
Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals

Burger King SA opened its 80th corporate restaurant at the Kolonnade Retail Park in Tshwane on Friday, 8 June...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 12 Jun 2018

Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising
Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising

The Franchise Association of South Africa's (Fasa) Awards for Excellence in Franchising held recently, saw health food brand Kauai walk off with multiple awards including the coveted title of Franchisor of the Year...

11 Jun 2018

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist

A FreshStop store in Mthatha has made the list of finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards...

1 Jun 2018

Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events
Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events

With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment more positive, FASA is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship...

25 May 2018

FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands
FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands

FreshStop has announced that two new branded food lines have been added to its food stable. The new additions, Hot Dog Bar and Africaz, join the existing lines, Crispy Chicken, Grill to Go, Hooked On Fish...

24 May 2018

Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa
Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa...

10 May 2018

Margaret Constantaras is an independent consultant within the marketing research industry.
Fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector largest in franchise industry

Research conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa in 2017 shows that the fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector is the largest sector in the franchise industry...

3 May 2018

Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tasty
Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tasty

Pacinamix, McDonald's PR and communications agency, has taken an amazing leap in looking at ideas that bring food and fashion together...

Issued by Pacinamix 26 Apr 2018

The digital transformation of menu boards
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...

20 Apr 2018

Burger King counts on the best nose in town
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
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
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

Ronél Fester
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
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
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

DR Shaheen Kader, owner of the Cape Town branch with CEO of Reviv South Africa and owner of the Joburg branch, Sayed Mia. © African Star Communications.
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 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 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
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

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