Franchise Interviews and Profiles

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  • Anat: Middle Eastern Magic
    Anat: Middle Eastern Magic

    From modest beginnings in a trailer at Bruma flea market, Anat, one of South Africa’s leading fast food franchises has grown to more than 20 stores; it’s success driven by the dedication, fervour and personality of its founder, Anat Apter.

  • The Famous Brands Story
    The Famous Brands Story

    From a single Steers store in the early 1960s, the Famous Brands network now exceeds 2 000 restaurants across a portfolio of 18 brands. Over the past five years, the group has achieved compound annual growth of 32,3% in share value and it plans to double in size by 2013.

  • Standard Bank: Serious Business
    Standard Bank: Serious Business

    Thabiso Ramasike, Head of Franchising at Standard Bank, highlights the rewards franchising offers to those who are prepared to put in the hard work.