Are mobile food businesses really the big trend for the future?

Whether we like it or not, the global recession has had a big impact on businesses and individuals.


With rising living costs in South Africa, the prospect of forking out several hundred thousand, even a few million for a franchise is not only a significant investment, it’s something that the average person would never be able to afford.

In response, franchisors are beginning to understand that a) people are getting busier and are eating on the run, b) mobile franchise concepts are a lot more affordable – making it a good way to go for expanding the brand’s footprint – and c) US mobile food concepts turnover $11 billion annually, giving one an idea of the industry’s potential in SA. So, yes, it makes a lot of sense that more and more brands are going to begin developing and rolling out mobile food concepts.

Alison Job
About the Author
Alison Job is the online editor and custom content liaison at Entrepreneur Media SA. She comes from a news background, having worked at the SABC during her formative years, but has also spent time doing corporate communications, public relations and editing trade journals as well as consumer magazines.

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