“You can be Assured of our Quality” – Sausage Saloon

The franchise business system of duplication necessitates strict standards, norms and principles – both in service and product – and can be seen in the self-monitoring and standard setting of many of the food franchises. Sausage Saloon Franchising which has been around for over twenty years, places great store in the quality of their products … Read more

Hot Dog Cafe Weighs in on Listeriosis Outbreak

Following the Listeriosis Outbreak Press Conference held by the Department of Health on the 4th March 2018, Hot Dog Cafe (Pty) Ltd confirms that no processed meat products within the Hot Dog cafe brand is supplied by Enterprise or Rainbow. Neither Hot Dog Cafe nor its suppliers are one of the affected meat processing plants … Read more

SARS Tax Incentive for the Franchise Sector

FASA is proud to announce the launch of the first Section 12J Venture Capital Company (FASA VCC) for the franchise sector, to be utilised exclusively by accredited members. What this means is that FASA will now be offering its current/new members an opportunity to utilize the FASA VCC in order to attract prospective franchisees. FASA … Read more

Franchising Sector Ready to Lend a Hand

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by Tony Da Fonseca, the Franchise Association of South Africa’s Chairman, who in 2017 had already met with the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Trade & Industry to pave the way for greater co-operation … Read more

KFC Turns Crisis into a Clever Apology

According to reports in the Evening Standard, when KFC in the United Kingdom temporarily ran out of chicken due to operational issues with a new delivery provider, forcing it to close 700 of its 900 branches, they didn’t try to hide the crisis.  Some quick thinking from their communications experts saw them take out a … Read more

KFC Pilots Renewable Energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth, powered by Solar Africa. The idea was brought to life by KFC franchisee, AKM Foods, which currently owns 34 restaurants across the Eastern Cape. The solar panels were installed in … Read more

Brain Harmonics – How to train your brain

As the franchise sector grows in South Africa, the number of sectors that offer franchises is also growing.  One of the more interesting concepts to go the franchise route is Brain Harmonics that is applying for FASA membership. Their concept offers brain-training sessions to help people with everything from stress and anxiety to learning disorders … Read more

ProCell Franchisee Works His Way Up the Success Ladder

When Bongani Mathabela applied for a position as a shop assistant at ProCell’s Botshabelo’s shop in the Free State, he never in his wildest dreams thought he would end up owning one of their franchises. But with the drive and determination to build a bright future for himself, Bongani worked his way up to technician, … Read more

NRD Capital Acquires Mike’s Kitchen

Emerging global leader in the franchise private equity space, NRD Capital, is expanding its footprint to South Africa with its first acquisition in the country, and on the African continent, the 45-year-old iconic South African family restaurant chain, Mike’s Kitchen.   The US-based enterprise recently revealed its largest investment to date, valued at $335 million … Read more

Sorbet Takes Customer Service to a New Level

Attracting and keeping customers has become crucial to surviving in the retail and service environment where competition is fierce and loyalty fickle. Sorbet, whose franchise is based on their service ethic being the spine of their business and whose franchisees’ live and breathe to improve the lives of others achieve phenomenal results through their caring … Read more