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All the 2021 Oscar winners!
All the 2021 Oscar winners!Article

The 93rd Academy Awards were hosted at Los Angeles' Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 25 April 2021...

26 Apr 2021

Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in Africa
Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in AfricaArticle

South Africa-born food chain Galito's will soon have 20 outlets located in Kenya, as the piri-piri chicken brand eyes further growth on the African continent...

22 Apr 2021

Credit: Rack n Grill
Smash burger dispute: Rocomamas to meet with food truck ownerArticle

RocoMamas will meet with Rack n Grill food truck owner Muammer Kasu on 20 April, after the Spur-owned burger franchise was called out for "corporate bullying tactics"...

19 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamasArticle

With a broad range of skills under his belt, RocoMamas national brand manager Adam Deane sits comfortably in the coveted 'unicorn' category of employees...

Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Mar 2021

E-commerce boom inspiring business transformation
E-commerce boom inspiring business transformationArticle

The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long overdue...

10 Mar 2021

This quick service restaurant's secret sauce? Location Bank!
This quick service restaurant's secret sauce? Location Bank!Article

A national chain of quick service restaurants (QSR) with over 400 physical branches took full advantage of Location Bank's tailored tech-based service suite to improve its digital footprint...

Issued by Location Bank 4 Mar 2021

Spur group to expand takeaway format following revenue slump
Spur group to expand takeaway format following revenue slumpArticle

The company is introducing drive-thru formats for its RocoMamas and Spur franchises and a drive-thru, click-and-collect option for Bento franchises...

3 Mar 2021

Fast food is growing in popularity with Ghanaians. Wikimedia Commons
Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the whyArticle

Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry
Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industryArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa has stated its support to the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the Federated Hospitality Association...

28 Jan 2021

KFC teams up with local designers to mark 50-year milestone
KFC teams up with local designers to mark 50-year milestoneArticle

KFC South Africa has collaborated with local creatives on limited-edition branded products, including a KFC-inspired streetwear collection and redesigned KFC buckets...

7 Dec 2020

Paul Kent, CEO at Adumo
Adumo buys point-of-sale company GaapArticle

Gaap will become an Adumo company but will continue to operate independently under its existing brand...

1 Dec 2020

#BehindtheMask: Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark
#BehindtheMask: Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's ArkArticle

This week, we go behind the mask with Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark, Lagos, Nigeria...

Jessica Tennant 30 Nov 2020

2020 South African Loyalty Awards winners revealed
2020 South African Loyalty Awards winners revealedArticle

The South African Loyalty Awards were developed specifically to celebrate loyalty excellence and innovation...

19 Nov 2020

What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?
What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?Article

Well the answer is, of course, that nobody knows, because nobody knows how a global epidemic plays out. But assuming that we don't end up in some apocalyptic scenario where old buttons are our only meaningful currency and we end up living on a diet of artisanal pool algae, there will be restaurants. And we will go to them. But what will the industry look like?..

John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 8 Oct 2020

Restaurants and fast food outlets need a mindset change post Covid-19
Restaurants and fast food outlets need a mindset change post Covid-19Article

At the end of May this year, when South Africa was in Level 3 lockdown, I wrote an article about the need for customers to feel safe when going to restaurants and fast food outlets...

Craig Schwabe 7 Oct 2020

Spur appoints Val Nichas as new CEO
Spur appoints Val Nichas as new CEOArticle

Nichas is a former Famous Brands exec and will be the first woman to lead the Spur Corporation...

2 Oct 2020

#MusicExchange: Just Jinjer's Brent Harris releases 'Superstition' remix
#MusicExchange: Just Jinjer's Brent Harris releases 'Superstition' remixArticle

After the incredible success of Just Jinjer drummer Brent Harris's online version of Stevie Wonder's 1972 hit "Superstition" and numerous requests from radio stations for the song, it has been released. ..

Martin Myers 9 Sep 2020

All the 2020 Ad Stars winners!
All the 2020 Ad Stars winners!Article

Ad Stars has announced this year's Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, chosen from 20,028 entries from 60 countries...

8 Sep 2020

It's all flame-grills-go as Burger King launches contactless collection options
It's all flame-grills-go as Burger King launches contactless collection optionsArticle

Burger King South Africa announced that South Africans will now have more contactless options with the nationwide launch of its contactless click-and-collect and curbside pickup options...

Issued by Burger King 31 Aug 2020

Letlhogonolo Thobejane
#WomensMonth: KFC's Nolo Thobejane on achieving QSR success in AfricaArticle

Letlhogonolo Thobejane travels across the continent overseeing restaurant operations and contributing to the success of the KFC brand in Africa...

28 Aug 2020

GaliPods ignite entrepreneurship in rural and peri-urban areas
GaliPods ignite entrepreneurship in rural and peri-urban areasArticle

Galito's GaliPods store format is growing consistently, with a planned expansion rate of six per year...

14 Aug 2020

Could ghost kitchens and deliveries be the Covid-19 cure for SA's fast food industry?
Could ghost kitchens and deliveries be the Covid-19 cure for SA's fast food industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Fast Food/QSR Landscape Report 2020 carefully unfolds the global and local fast food markets based on the latest information and research, including the impact of Covid-19...

Issued by Insight Survey 11 Aug 2020

Sale price of Burger King SA renegotiated due to impact of Covid-19
Sale price of Burger King SA renegotiated due to impact of Covid-19Article

Grand Parade Investments has renegotiated the terms of the sale of its Burger King SA licence, after the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown shaved off R100m in value...

31 Jul 2020

Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report
Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy ReportArticle

Warc has now released the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report, featuring insights and themes from the global Warc Awards, highlighting key social trends for effective marketing...

21 Jul 2020

Why smaller fast food outlets are part of SA's future
Why smaller fast food outlets are part of SA's futureArticle

An analysis of the South African fast food industry in 2019 showed that there was opportunity for the continued expansion of fast food outlets but that the market was beginning to saturate...

Craig Schwabe 3 Jul 2020

Dean Kowarski, CEO of Real Foods Group
Real Foods expands Kauai, launches Free Bird and acquires Uber NutritionArticle

Real Foods Group, which lists Kauai, Nü Health Food Café and other food brands in its portfolio, has diversified during lockdown...

1 Jul 2020

How KFC's #1 Fan Charmed Millions.
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Social Strategy winnersArticle

A total of 13 campaigns for global brands across different markets and product categories have won in the Effective Social Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

17 Jun 2020

KFC pilots kerbside collection in SA
KFC pilots kerbside collection in SAArticle

KFC restaurants in SA will once again be offering takeaways and drive-thru services from 1 June, after a few weeks of delivery only. It's also piloting a new kerbside collection service...

1 Jun 2020

Understanding rewards-based marketing
Understanding rewards-based marketingArticle

TLC Marketing Worldwide, a rewards-based company established in 1954, is premised on two core principles, namely that brands should add value rather than discounting and that added value should reward everyone...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 18 May 2020

Fast food chains feed the hungry as they gradually reopen restaurants
Fast food chains feed the hungry as they gradually reopen restaurantsArticle

Some of South Africa's largest quick-service restaurant brands have partnered to provide meals to communities in which access to food is a major challenge...

30 Apr 2020

Lex Bradshaw-Zanger, L'Oréal.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Social Strategy shortlistArticle

The final shortlist has been released for the Warc Awards 2020. 21 campaigns have made the Effective Social Strategy shortlist, which links social strategies to business success...

29 Apr 2020

SA food chain Anat crowdfunds to survive lockdown
SA food chain Anat crowdfunds to survive lockdownArticle

South African food chain Anat has launched a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to remain afloat after the Covid-19 lockdown.

24 Apr 2020

Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdown
Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdownArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa says one of franchising's biggest attributes is its ability to adapt and innovate...

26 Mar 2020

Baglios' new sound takes customers around the world with every spoonful
Baglios' new sound takes customers around the world with every spoonfulArticle

By understanding the brand message and target market, DMX was able to curate a unique recipe for Baglios's exceptional in-store journey...

Issued by DMX 24 Mar 2020

Taste liquidates Domino's Pizza business in South Africa
Taste liquidates Domino's Pizza business in South AfricaArticle

Taste Holdings has announced that it will voluntarily liquidate Domino's Pizza, following its failure to find a buyer for the pizza chain...

16 Mar 2020

To be sold: Amanzingwe Lodge
To be sold: Amanzingwe LodgeArticle

Amanzingwe: Lodge, restaurant, conference centre, wedding chapels and spa. 49.5 hectares, 48 rooms, two chapels and much more, is to be sold by appointed liquidators...

Issued by Amanzingwe Holdings 4 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and KazakhstanArticle

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Feb 2020

Yum Brands to eliminate polystyrene foam packaging globally
Yum Brands to eliminate polystyrene foam packaging globallyArticle

Quick-service restaurant giant Yum Brands, which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has agreed to end its use of harmful expanded polystyrene foam packaging globally by 2022...

28 Feb 2020

Oh My Cake! elevates the in-store experience with digital menu boards
Oh My Cake! elevates the in-store experience with digital menu boardsArticle

For bespoke confectioners like Oh My Cake! (OMC), introducing captivating visual content speaks to the brand image of being innovative and contemporary; measurably transforming the in-store customer experience...

Issued by DMX 25 Feb 2020

Culture is an important role in the workspace
Culture is an important role in the workspaceArticle

Work culture is important because this is where most of our time is spent; perhaps you could even go as far as saying that work is your second home as the average worker spends eight hours on the job...

Dudu Cindi, Issued by Dentsu 24 Feb 2020

Your customers are your business model
Your customers are your business modelArticle

Increasingly, customers are engaging with brands remotely - this is the age of online shopping and deliveries, with online services making it easy for customers to buy and consume without leaving their homes...

Chris Swanepoel 10 Feb 2020

3 intense wellness trends for 2020
3 intense wellness trends for 2020Article

For those seekers always on the lookout for new wellness and events trends, here are three that we'll hear more about in the coming year...

Kelly McGillivray 6 Feb 2020

Wimpy teams up with DHQ for Sandton City restaurant revamp
Wimpy teams up with DHQ for Sandton City restaurant revampArticle

Wimpy enlisted the interior designer services of DHQ Interior Brand Architects for its newly-reopened Sandton City restaurant in Johannesburg...

22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Experience, value and convenience underpin successful QSR loyalty programmes
#BizTrends2020: Experience, value and convenience underpin successful QSR loyalty programmesArticle

Retail loyalty is constantly evolving, as customers demand more personalised value and the 'experience economy' gathers momentum...

Mia Morkel 6 Jan 2020

Sovereign Foods digital community grows
Sovereign Foods digital community growsArticle

Since Sovereign Foods briefed Boomtown to handle its social media marketing and content creation in May 2019, the Eastern-Cape poultry company has seen brand awareness and engagement with the brand rocket...

Issued by Boomtown 10 Dec 2019

The role of TV in the media mix
The role of TV in the media mixArticle

In part two of our Power of Connection series from Kantar South Africa, we look at why TV is the "glue" which holds multichannel campaigns together...

Issued by Kantar 26 Nov 2019

KFC reveals new modern Sandton flagship
KFC reveals new modern Sandton flagshipArticle

KFC has revamped its Sandton flagship restaurant, adding a host of new features appealing to digitally-minded consumers and those looking for convenience...

6 Nov 2019

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