Fournews Buys 50% of Hello Tomato

Fournews Buys 50% of Hello Tomato

Fournews Franchise Group, which owns successful brands News Cafe, Moyo, Brooklyn Brothers and Krispy Kreme has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specializing in pizza and pasta owned by John & Gerry’s Brands, which started and successfully grew the Europe and Fego Cafe brands to 60 stores in South Africa.

Hello Tomato was launched in 2015 and draws on elements of authentic, affordable and unpretentious modern Italian eating and caught the attention of John Khoury, MD of the Fournews Group who admired the John & Gerry’s Brands founders’ passion, expertise and years of experience in the food & beverage industry.  With Fournews expanding into the fast-casual category, Hello Tomato’s artisinal roots created a unique offering for the business.  Hello Tomato has branches at Riverside Shopping Centre, Mall of Africa and Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre.

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