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Email: info@fournews.com
Telephone: +27 11 452 8770 | Facsimile: +27 11 452 8222

2 Rutland Mews, Cnr Main & Keymer Roads,
Eastleigh, Edenvale

PO Box 2955, Edenvale, 1610

Fournews (Pty) Ltd
Reg. No. 95/13839/07

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About Fournews

In the 20 years that Fournews has been around it has stayed as fresh and exciting as the hundreds of fabulous food and beverage offerings we bring to our loyal customers every day through our great portfolio of brands. Since it was established in 1995, Fournews has become the standard by which others are measured. Fournews is what we believe in, it is as simple as that.

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Our brand portfolio

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.

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Fournews_Brooklyn Brothers

Brooklyn Brothers is a modern American diner specialising in buffalo style chicken wings, a range of smash burgers, great shakes and craft beers. The concept is informal, trendy and relevant to the modern style of urban dining.

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Krispy Kreme doughnuts are made fresh daily, delivering delicious taste and many joyful experiences across the world.

Fournews is the sole franchisee for Krispy Kreme in South Africa.

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moyo is the destination for a unique African dining experience. Inspired by the traditions and values of our ancestors, moyo is a celebration of, and commitment to, the beauty of Africa, and the industry of her people. Our famously warm hospitality and modern African ambiance make the moyo experience an unforgettable one.

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Hello Tomato is conceived in Italy, inspired in New York, born in Joburg. Proudly South African. Freshly made-to-order pasta & modern Italian thin crust pizza, the Hello Tomato menu is one of quick quality food, traditionally prepared using the freshest ingredients.

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Senhor Calisto’s is defined by our commitment to serving high-quality, great-tasting, affordable food using premium ingredients partnered with friendly service and a casual environment in outlets throughout the country.

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Fournews Logistics is where everyday food items within the group are manufactured at this central facility and then carefully distributed. A key benefit to this kind of operational infrastructure is that it guarantees our guests a consistently high standard, regardless of where they may be enjoying our meals.

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If you are interested in owning a Fournews franchise we recommend that you complete the online application form. If you are looking for a little more information please call Barbara on 011 452 8770 or email info@fournews.com . Alternatively, fill in the below form and we’ll get in touch with you.

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News Cafe has consistently, over the last 20 years, positioned themselves as a brand that is constantly challenging, innovative and trend setting. We offer and facilitate a premium entertainment experience for our aspirational customer base by efficiently serving world class food offerings and premier beverage choices in an atmosphere that is contemporary, vibrant and relevant. This together with our décor that holistically supports and enhances the News Café experience, the brand’s personality is perfectly reflected.

By combining the service and product attributes of a coffee bar, cocktail bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in one, it’s no wonder we have won Cocktail Bar for the Year every year since 1999.

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 marketplace

From our store design and decór to our staff and management attitudes, we represent a culture of pioneering and progressive creativity.

With our footprint firmly placed all around South Africa and  within Africa, we are market leaders in entertainment venue offerings and our brand achieves this in offering our customers a complete social entertainment experience.

Welcome to Moyo – the destination for a unique African dining experience. Inspired by the traditions and values of our ancestors, moyo is a celebration of, and commitment to, the beauty of Africa, and the industry of her people. Our famously warm hospitality and modern African ambiance make the moyo experience an unforgettable one.

Moyo was born of a passion for all things African – from art and design to music, cuisine and crafts.

Today, live African music and a unique African dining experience are the benchmarks of the five evocative moyo establishments that form part of the Fournews Developments portfolio. Situated in some of the most iconic South African sites, the Cape Town moyo stores can be found in Blouberg and Kirstenbosch; the Durban store at Ushaka Marine World and the Johannesburg stores at Melrose Arch and Zoo Lake.

1930s –

Krispy Kreme’s story began in the late 1930s, when Vernon Rudolph, the man responsible for these heavenly delights, bought a secret recipe for yeast raised doughnuts off a French chef in New Orleans. He then rented a building in Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts to grocery stores originally as a wholesaler. However, the delicious scent of cooking doughnuts drifted into the street and was too difficult to ignore, causing passers-by to stop and ask if they could buy hot fresh doughnuts. Vernon saw this as an opportunity to create a retail business and cut a hole in the wall of the building to start selling directly to customers.

1940-50s

As Krispy Kreme gained popularity, the number of stores grew. Customers would keep coming back as they knew that they could always enjoy the delicious taste, regardless of which store they bought the doughnuts from. To ensure consistency, Vernon developed the Krispy Kreme automatic doughnut cutter machine to ensure delivery of the perfect mix every time. This was the first prototype of what you see in factory stores today. It is this incredible machine that gives our doughnuts their perfect shape day in and day out.

1970’-90s

The classic Krispy Kreme store with its hallmark green tile roof and heritage road signs first appeared in the 1960s. Sadly in 1976 Vernon passed away, however, his beloved Krispy Kreme still lives on today. Krispy Kreme can even be found in the Smithsonian’s Institute’s National Museum of American History and is a testament to Vernon’s vision for the brand, with Krispy Kreme being considered an American Icon.

Today

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are made fresh daily, delivering delicious taste and many joyful experiences across the world. The good news is that soon this iconic brand will be making its way to the African continent, with its first store set to open in South Africa in late 2015. We can’t wait to share the Krispy Kreme joy with you all!

Fournews_Brooklyn Brothers

Our story:

Our country had gone through radical transformation and opened our doors to a global community. With that came travel to see new concepts, new designs and new culinary experiences. Exploration and research lead us into dimly lit diners and burger joints all over the world, with the objective of finding the best buffalo wings and burgers to bring back home.

Upon a crisp spring day in a park bench in the boroughs of Brooklyn, one of the brothers in our small family business looked up, inhaled sharply and said, “Boys, we’ve tasted enough to develop our own unique buffalo wings back home.”

And so started the legend of the Brooklyn Brothers.

Who we are:

Brooklyn Brothers is a modern American diner, specialising in buffalo style chicken wings, a range of great burgers, delicious shakes and craft beers.

With a raw urban store design, Brooklyn Brothers is a trendy place to meet, eat quality food, sip on the latest craft beers and selected wines, as well as take home the best tasting, value for money meals that a quick service restaurant has to offer.

What we offer:

Our wings are crispy fried and handspun, served in a variety of 20 different sauces, from Smokey BBQ to Peanut Butter and Jelly, we have them all, y’all!

And our burgers…they are simple, tasty things – a bit messy, but made with the best quality meat and only the classic adornments; some lettuce, tomato, our burger mayo, and maybe a slice of cheese or bacon on our specially crafted sweet bun. The ultimate comfort food and so satisfying in their simplicity.

Therein lies our philosophy – to give our people the best buffalo wings this side of Brooklyn, ribs grilled to perfection and real burgers the way they should be. Our menu has been crafted with flavours to tantalise your taste buds, but as the saying goes, “There’s so much Brooklyn and so ‘lil time”, you will have to stop by and see for yourself.

What we stand for:

Brooklyn Brothers stands for something: We are a simplistic brand, with values. We care about quality, affordability and sustainability. We are an urban, trendy brand that is innovative, with attentive service and a dash of attitude. Our staff are passionate about the experience the serve and we provide the market with a fresh dining experience that suits the fast-paced modern lifestyle of the ever evolving customer.

Hello Tomato is an aspirational, quick and convenient take out concept, making restaurant quality authentic artisanal pizza and pasta accessible to the broader market.

Drawing on elements of being authentically modern Italian, yet affordable and unpretentious enough to appeal to all echelons of society.

Hello Tomato is emphasised by strict adherence to fresh quality ingredients, cutting edge recipes, top-notch service levels and striking surroundings.

Essentially a quick service model, aimed at take out and local delivery market, a counter service and intimate sit down area for those patrons wanting to eat in will be available.

Senhor Calisto’s launched its first store in 2012 and stems from the original Calisto’s Portuguese restaurant which was founded over 2 decades ago. You can now enjoy the same authentic Portuguese cuisine with the added convenience of fast dining.

The brand is defined by our commitment to serving high-quality, great-tasting, affordable food using premium ingredients partnered with friendly service and a casual environment in 25 outlets throughout the country.

Our meals are freshly prepared in the traditional Portuguese way using only the freshest, finest ingredients available with our speciality in flavourful flame grilled Portuguese chicken, delicious Prego’s, mouth-watering burgers and family meals, all prepared with the Senhor Calisto’s touch.

Come on, your taste buds will thank you.

Fournews Logistics is about putting quality food on the table. This sets the tone for the Fournews franchise brand and is one of the brand’s most crucial ingredients in terms of maintaining the current positive perception amongst consumers. As a result, a great deal of emphasis is placed on continuous innovation and menu revisions, as well as ensuring that all Fournews brands not only set but raise the benchmark for the rest of the category.

In order to achieve this, Fournews have established a central kitchen and created a company called Fournews Logistics. Fournews Logistics conceptualise and then test recipes. Everyday food items within the group are manufactured at this central facility and then carefully distributed. A key benefit to this kind of operational infrastructure is that it guarantees our guests a consistently high standard, regardless of where they may be enjoying our meals.

Since its inception, Fournews Logistics has grown at a remarkable and rapid rate, not only servicing existing Fournews stores but also consulting and supplying to a large number of independent stores as well. Fournews Logistics central kitchen is located at the Fournews offices, where the manufacturing and developing of key products are undertaken. Items produced include various sauces, spices, prepared food products as well as nachos and tortillas.

Fournews Logistics operates under a staff compliment of 32 employees where everyone from the Kitchen Head to the Director are involved in pushing out new ideas and innovations which move the company forward to an even stronger position within the competitive market.

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