From Loving the Food to Owning Three Simply Asia Franchises

Jesse Lemmer’s journey with Simply Asia began years before he opened his first Simply Asia outlet in Benmore Gardens. “It goes back to a holiday memory in Cape Town. I remember sitting at the President Hotel in Sea Point waiting for my father to come back with what he described as “the best meal money … Read more

A Dream Come True – Marcia Maleho’s Journey with Hot Dog Cafe

Taking on a cook’s job in the canteen at Makro, Polokwane, Marcia Maleho never in her wildest dreams thought she would one day own her own franchise.  Approached by Hot Dog Cafe management with the idea of becoming a Hot Dog Café franchisee, Marcia remembers that day as if it were yesterday. “Deep down I … Read more

Attend FASA’s Pretoria Franchise Seminar

Despite the sluggish economy, FASA’s recent Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that the growth in the franchise industry remains positive.  Franchisees surveyed are optimistic about the growth of their businesses and 80% of them would not hesitate to recommend the purchase of a same-brand franchise to others. If you are interested in getting into … Read more

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 … Read more

Franchising Doing Great Things in a Tight Economy

That was how Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman described the franchise sector’s performance following the release of the association’s annual survey on franchising. Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise sector has held its own over the past four years growing its contribution to the country GDP from 9.7% in … Read more