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News Cafe offers and facilitates a premium entertainment experience for its aspirational customer base by efficiently serving world class food offerings and premier beverage choices in an atmosphere that is contemporary, vibrant and relevant. Over the past two decades, News Cafe has grown from a single store in Hatfield, established in 1995, to a multi-national house-hold name.

The Brand

News Cafe offers and facilitates a premium entertainment experience for its aspirational customer base, by efficiently serving world class food offerings and premium beverage choices in an atmosphere that is contemporary, vibrant and relevant. Having won Best cocktail bar in Johannesburg 19 years consecutively, voted by the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice awards, News Cafe is the market leader in the cocktail industry.

Over the past two decades, News Cafe has grown from a single store, in Hatfield, Pretoria in 1995, to a multi-national household name.

Concept

By combining the service and product attributes of a coffee bar, cocktail bar, restaurant and entertainment venue, News Cafe is a trendsetting and benchmarking brand within the industry. The brand has become synonymous with innovative thinking and application within the food beverage and social market place.
From our store design and decor to our staff and management attitudes, we represent a culture of pioneering and progressive creativity in all we say and do. Our music is vibey, our cocktails are prepared with air and vibrancy, our waitrons are vibrant and our food serves the modern and sophisticated characteristics of our customers.

Support

Full support is offered by Operations, Marketing, IT and Logistics within the News Cafe brand, held by Fournews.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

To be considered as a News Cafe franchisee you must have the following attributes:

* Characteristics that fits the business
* Financial skills
* Management skills
* People interaction skills
* Dedication in working long hours.

Previous experience is not necessary.

INFO

When It All Began

Founders

Michael Deftereos, Nick Eleftheriadis, Evan Florias, Lambros Argirys

Year Established

1995

1st Franchise Opened

1995
Brand Network

CEO

Michael Deftereos

Head Office

Edenvale

No. of Outlets

32

Available Opportunities

Please contact News Cafe directly

FASA Membership

Full
Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 6,5 Million

Initial franchise fee

R 300 000

Initial Working Capital

R 300 000

Minimum owners contribution

50% Unencumbered capital
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

6%

Marketing fee

3%

Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years
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