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#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

#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19
#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19Article

Digitalmall.com's Yaron Assabi weighs in on the encouraging growth of e-commerce in SA and what's needed to take it to the next level...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 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

Credit: Spur Corporation
Spur warns of up to 77% slump in H1 profit on Covid-19 hitArticle

Spur Corporation expects first-half profit to slump as much as 77%, following Covid-19 lockdowns, retrenchment costs and reduced franchise fees...

24 Feb 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

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

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying downArticle

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 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

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy
SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economyArticle

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Spur bringing South Africa together this festive season with Spur is Everywhere campaign
Spur bringing South Africa together this festive season with Spur is Everywhere campaignArticle

Spur Steak Ranches in collaboration with hip hop artist, Early B, are bringing South Africans together this festive season with the brand's latest campaign titled "Spur is Everywhere"...

Issued by Ninety9cents 21 Jan 2020

Spur's latest commercial light-heartedly nudges us to take being active more seriously
Spur's latest commercial light-heartedly nudges us to take being active more seriouslyArticle

Spur Steak Ranches, Ninety9cents (99c) and Hungry Films, have come together to produce a story that reminds us that even as we age, participating in sports and being active is still important...

Issued by Ninety9cents 21 Jan 2020

Spur founder Allen Ambor retires
Spur founder Allen Ambor retiresArticle

Effective from 1 March, founder of Spur Corporation Allen Ambor has officially retired after more than 50 years of service at the food franchise business...

1 Mar 2019

Spur's latest commercial on overcoming adversity set to inspire
Spur's latest commercial on overcoming adversity set to inspireArticle

Spur Steak Ranches, Ninety9cents (99c) and 7Films have collaborated to produce a truly South African story of how working as a unit in the face of adversity can make the impossible, possible...

Issued by Ninety9cents 10 Dec 2018

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

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

Allen Ambor
Spur founder to step down after half centuryArticle

Spur Corporation executive chairman Allen Ambor will step down in a year's time after spending 51 years at the company he founded...

27 Feb 2018

Spur sinks 7% after warning of poor sales
Spur sinks 7% after warning of poor salesArticle

Restaurant group Spur's share price fell 7% to R26.01 on Monday morning after it warned shareholders of a decline in interim sales...

Robert Laing 30 Jan 2018

Burger King target 'doable'
Burger King target 'doable'Article

Empowerment company Grand Parade Investments, which is trading at close to a 12-month low, says it is confident of reaching the 75-store target for fast-food business Burger King...

Marc Hasenfuss 11 Dec 2017

Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak Ranches
Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak RanchesArticle

Ninety9cents (99c) has been appointed lead creative and digital agency for Spur Steak Ranches after a four-way pitch...

Issued by Ninety9cents 18 Oct 2017

Spur celebrates 50 years of a taste for life
Spur celebrates 50 years of a taste for lifeArticle

Founder and Executive Chairman Allen Ambor opened the first Spur in Newlands Cape Town in 1967, and today 330 Spur Steak Ranches serve customers all over the world...

Issued by Spur Group 11 Oct 2017

Speakers and delegates enjoy lunch at Spier (Image Supplied)
#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourismArticle

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...

28 Sep 2017

Spur CE Pierre van Tonder. Image credit: Financial Mail
Spur sales up despite boycottArticle

Restaurant franchiser Spur Corporation reported a marginal increase in sales for the year to 30 June, despite an incident at one of its Spur Steak Ranches...

26 Jul 2017

Niche eateries and shops flourish
Niche eateries and shops flourishArticle

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the restaurant and retail sector should be funded despite the recession as these businesses will be engines for growth...

Colleen Goko 3 Jul 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to businessArticle

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

RocoMamas
Spur aims to grow thriving eateriesArticle

Restaurant franchisor Spur Corporation is relishing the opportunity to expand its recently acquired gourmet burger business RocoMamas...

Marc Hasenfuss 27 Feb 2017

Spur CE Pierre van Tonder.
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RocoMamas bolsters Spur's interim resultsArticle

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%...

Colleen Goko 30 Jan 2017

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Grand Parade bails out of Spur dealArticle

Empowerment group Grand Parade Investments (GPI) - which is rolling out the Burger King franchise in SA - has cancelled its premium-priced order for a huge helping of Spur Corporation shares...

Marc Hasenfuss 28 Nov 2016

Dunkin' opens donuts outlet
Dunkin' opens donuts outletArticle

Another US household name has launched in SA, with Dunkin' Donuts officially opening its first store in Cape Town on Thursday. Four more outlets are planned for launch in the Western Cape by Christmas...

Colleen Goko 14 Oct 2016

Spur Foundation is on a mission to nourish SA children
Spur Foundation is on a mission to nourish SA childrenArticle

Experts and academia continue to question whether current efforts in early childhood development are enough, especially when it comes to nutrition...

28 Jul 2016

Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick.
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Investments help Famous Brands growArticle

While Famous Brands' insatiable hunger for acquisitions has pushed revenue higher, its investment into logistics and manufacturing operations have been the major reason behind the company's 15 consecutive years of record results...

Colleen Goko 31 May 2016

Spur to consider selling struggling Captain DoRegos
Spur to consider selling struggling Captain DoRegosArticle

Restaurant franchisor Spur Corporation will be looking to fatten margins on its newer eatery brands in the next five years, but will also contemplate selling its struggling Captain DoRegos franchise...

Marc Hasenfuss 26 Feb 2016

Donna Oosthuyse from the JSE; Praxia Nathanael, Gold Brands Investments CEO, and COO, Stylianos Nathanael at the group’s listing.
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Traders peck reluctantly at Gold Brands Investments' listingArticle

CAPE TOWN - Gold Brands Investments, which owns the Chesa Nyama fast food franchise, saw a relatively bland listing on the JSE's AltX on Friday...

Marc Hasenfuss 15 Feb 2016

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Chesa Nyama owner listing short of gravyArticle

It feels as if the listing of Gold Brands Investments, the owner of the Chesa Nyama fast-food franchise, on the JSE's AltX market has been on the boil for some time...

Marc Hasenfuss 12 Feb 2016

McDonald's evolves as competition bites
McDonald's evolves as competition bitesArticle

McDonald's, which serves just under 8-million customers every month in 234 restaurants across SA's nine provinces, last week marked 20 years operating in the country by selling Big Mac Medium Meals for R19.95...

Zeenat Moorad 17 Nov 2015

Dr Christo Wiese Sunday Times wins Top 100 Business Leader of the Year & Lifetime Achiever Award
Dr Christo Wiese Sunday Times wins Top 100 Business Leader of the Year & Lifetime Achiever AwardArticle

The annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards have been announced. These are based on those JSE listed companies that achieved the highest shareholder returns on a R10,000 investment over the past five years. ..

29 Oct 2015

Patrons help feed Famous Brands' plans
Patrons help feed Famous Brands' plansArticle

Famous Brands, the owner of eateries such as Tashas and Mugg & Bean, will open up to 139 outlets by February next year as it seeks further market share gains in the thriving food service sector...

Zeenat Moorad 23 Oct 2015

Spur to shrink UK eateries as losses drag on results
Spur to shrink UK eateries as losses drag on resultsArticle

Spur Corporation has issued a "deliver or depart" ultimatum to its loss-making UK restaurants...

Marc Hasenfuss 13 Sep 2015

Spur expects headwinds to continue
Spur expects headwinds to continueArticle

Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation offers a dim outlook, as it posts financial results that show a 3.2% dip in diluted headline earnings per share to 152.8 cents for the full-year to June 2015...

10 Sep 2015

Spur Foundation launches Relate initiative
Spur Foundation launches Relate initiativeArticle

In collaboration with the 100% not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets, the Spur Foundation's latest initiative is to raise R750,000 in order to set up micro franchises that will empower single mothers to earn a living and to be able to afford quality education for their children...

13 Aug 2015

Joyce Banda keynote speaker at 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Joyce Banda keynote speaker at 2015 Businesswoman of the Year AwardsArticle

The first female president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BWASA) on 3 September 2015...

7 Aug 2015

Spur Corporation FY sales up 12.1% to R6.2bn
Spur Corporation FY sales up 12.1% to R6.2bnArticle

Spur Corporation (SUR) has lifted sales across its operations 12.1% to R6.2bn in the year to June from the year-earlier period...

22 Jul 2015

South African food chains in UK examined on CNN Marketplace Africa
South African food chains in UK examined on CNN Marketplace AfricaArticle

Yesterday on CNN Marketplace Africa, CNN correspondent Rosie Tomkins explored how South African restaurants in particular are staking their claim in the UK food market...

23 Jun 2015

Make every day a Mandela Day with the Spur Foundation and Relate Bracelets
Make every day a Mandela Day with the Spur Foundation and Relate BraceletsArticle

Today marks the official launch of the Spur Foundation's latest fundraising campaign in collaboration with 100% not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets...

2 Jun 2015

Back to their roots
Back to their rootsArticle

Family is what the youth cannot live without. This is one of the key findings of the Sunday Times Generation Next Study. This was in response to the question about what things respondents cannot live without...

Danette Breitenbach 14 May 2015

Addis Ababa welcomes first Spur Restaurant
Addis Ababa welcomes first Spur RestaurantArticle

Multi-brand restaurant franchisor, Spur Corporation has signed its first Ethiopian Spur Steak Ranch franchise agreement with the Addis Ababa-based company Cucina Trading PLC...

20 Apr 2015

Spur Corporation H1 diluted HEPS down 28.2%
Spur Corporation H1 diluted HEPS down 28.2%Article

Spur Corporation (SUR) has reported a 28.2% decline in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 61.15c in the six months to December from the year-earlier period...

26 Feb 2015

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