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Pierre Van Tonder
RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van TonderArticle

Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

16 hours ago

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

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Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversyArticle

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

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

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Coming out of the Covid crisis a stronger franchiseArticle

Where there is a crisis, there are opportunities, and the franchise industry is implementing the hard lessons gained from the pandemic to chart a prosperous future...

16 Apr 2021

Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobs
Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobsArticle

The brand is keeping pace with its legislated development milestones and has also established five production facilities...

7 Apr 2021

The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneurs
The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneursArticle

The Franchise Co has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering a franchised mobile restaurant...

29 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

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

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

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

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

Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder to retire
Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder to retireArticle

Pierre van Tonder, the long-serving chief executive officer of Spur Corporation, will retire on 31 December 2020 after 38 years of service...

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

SA's franchise industry begins long road to recovery
SA's franchise industry begins long road to recoveryArticle

From negotiating rental relief with landlords and royalty fees with franchisors to asking for relaxed loan repayments with banks, franchise operators continue their battle to survive the lockdown...

11 Jun 2020

Spur suspends fees to help soften Covid-19 blow to franchisees
Spur suspends fees to help soften Covid-19 blow to franchiseesArticle

To help support its franchisees during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Spur Corporation suspended franchise fees for the second half of March and the whole of April...

3 Apr 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

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

A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning
A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt GunningArticle

Burt Gunning is the guy to take your cue from when it comes to running a successful franchise business...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Feb 2020

Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECP
Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECPArticle

Grand Parade Investments has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its interest in Burger King South Africa to Emerging Capital Partners...

19 Feb 2020

Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format
Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant formatArticle

Ocean Basket's new Haasendal Gables restaurant, located in Kuils River, Cape Town, is an example of the seafood restaurant chain's new smaller store format...

11 Feb 2020

Krispy Kreme is heading to Cape Town
Krispy Kreme is heading to Cape TownArticle

Krispy Kreme's signature glazed doughnuts will soon be available in Cape Town as the company has announced plans to open its first store in the Mother City...

17 May 2019

South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-RobbinsArticle

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance...

15 Feb 2019

Growth trends in SA's fast food industry
Growth trends in SA's fast food industryArticle

The year-on-year growth of South Africa's food and beverage industry slowed to 0.1% as at July 2018, according to Broll Property Intel's Retail Snapshot Q3:2018. Restaurants and coffee shops experienced...

2 Nov 2018

Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball
Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony BallArticle

Former Famous Brands group chief executive Kevin Hedderwick has joined the Real Foods board as group strategic director, while former Brait CEO Antony Ball has joined the Real Foods board...

15 Oct 2018

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

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 franchiseArticle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion
Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansionArticle

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...

23 Mar 2018

Grand Parade's big name investments still not paying their way
Grand Parade's big name investments still not paying their wayArticle

Grand Parade has not managed to recoup its investment in the local rights for US chains Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins yet.

Robert Laing 22 Mar 2018

Carlo Gonzaga. Image credit: Sarah De Pina
Taste Holdings replaces co-founder Carlo Gonzaga as CEOArticle

Taste Holdings CEO Carlo Gonzaga has been replaced by Tyrone Moodley, an adviser to new controlling shareholder Riskowitz Value Fund...

Robert Laing 12 Feb 2018

SA franchising sector retains global appeal
SA franchising sector retains global appealArticle

Despite 2017 being a tough year for business and consumers, South Africa has remained a desirable destination for global brands looking to expand...

17 Jan 2018

Hello Tomato joins Fournews franchise group
Hello Tomato joins Fournews franchise groupArticle

Fournews, a South African franchise group, has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specialising in pizza and pasta...

31 Aug 2017

New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, post
New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, postArticle

Estate Delivery, the first of the franchises to be launched by Estate Food Services South Africa (EFS) has sold more than 15 franchises in less than three months...

30 Aug 2017

Combatting food theft
Combatting food theftArticle

In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation or taking food home...

15 Aug 2017

Fast food stocks risky
Fast food stocks riskyArticle

Famous Brands took a huge leap of faith when it closed a 120m deal that brought UK premium burger group Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) into its fold in October...

12 Jun 2017

UK-born restaurant brand Café Rouge to open in SA
UK-born restaurant brand Café Rouge to open in SAArticle

Fast-food franchising company Gold Brands has announced the planned entry of UK casual-dining brand Café Rouge into the South African market...

4 May 2017

Praxia Nathanael
Gold Brands Investments gets green light for listingArticle

Gold Brands Investments has been granted approval by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for the listing of its ordinary shares on the AltX board, under the abbreviated name Gold Brands and share code GBI, with the commencement of trading on Friday, 12 February 2016...

8 Feb 2016

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Domino's Pizza may deliver a loss to TasteArticle

Taste Holdings expects first-half earnings to be largely weighed down by costs associated with the establishment of the Domino's Pizza brand as well as the conversion of existing Scooters Pizza outlets...

Zeenat Moorad 6 Oct 2015

Taste lines up new Domino's stores
Taste lines up new Domino's storesArticle

Considered the world's leading pizza delivery chain in both store numbers and unit sales, Domino's Pizza has over 10,800 outlets in more than 70 countries. Taste Holdings has signed an exclusive 30-year master licence agreement to develop the brand in South Africa and is set to open the doors shortly.

29 Oct 2014

10 success tips for restaurant franchisees
10 success tips for restaurant franchiseesArticle

Profitable franchisees have several things in common such as leadership skills, reliability, people and skills. They should also have a positive attitude to life and business, be focused and motivated, work hard and demonstrate to those under them that hard work can achieve positive results.

Bronwyn Oliveira 25 Jun 2014

Experience matters in franchising
Experience matters in franchisingArticle

When it comes to selecting a business or a brand, experience always counts. Capability, years of service, accomplishments, market reach, and financial and business successes are generally seen as attributes that contribute to a business's credibility.

Bronwyn Oliveira 26 Nov 2013

Food franchising - local vs national opportunities to win empowered customersArticle

Growth and development of the fast food and restaurant sector is largely driven by changes in consumer behaviour and their spending habits.

Morne Cronje 12 Jul 2013

Speculation rife on Famous Brands talks
Speculation rife on Famous Brands talksArticle

Speculation was triggered yesterday, 9 June 2009, on the release of a cautionary by Famous Brands, the food franchising company that has well-known brands including Wimpy, Steers and Debonairs Pizza within its fold.

Adele Shevel 10 Jun 2009

Nigeria, SA launch Presidential investment councilArticle

A Joint Presidential Advisory Council on Investment was launched by Nigeria and South Africa on Tuesday, 24 February 2009, to encourage investment between the two countries.

25 Feb 2009

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