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food, drink and hospitality

The food, drink and hospitality business is competitive and it can be difficult to gain a foothold. Get advice and insights to help you make it.

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food, drink and hospitality

Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

Here are our tips for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and reopening your restaurant safely.

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.
food, drink and hospitality

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Meet Mokgadi. Owner of Native Nosi and Yoco Merchant #41 506​.

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food, drink and hospitality

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Running a fair tipping system is challenging. We chatted to merchants about how they manage tipping in restaurants and other businesses.

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.
food, drink and hospitality

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

No more remembering orders or writing them down on pieces of paper. Make use of the new Saved Bills feature to add tabs for your customers.

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.
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Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. We caught up with Mo – a partner at Smokin’ Joe’s – to find out how the boxing-themed joint has gained fame and fortune in Durban’s burger scene.

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.
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Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Lucy and Leigh Beard: Yoco Merchant #137

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.
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A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

The roving vendors of Cape Town’s beaches are treasures of the city. Read about the lolly vendors of the beach and how they make business.

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.
food, drink and hospitality

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

When a good idea takes hold, it becomes something more. It turns into a mission. See the story of Jabu and Thabiso’s business, Unwrapped.

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.
durban

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Muhammad started the Happiness Factory in 2010 and has grown strongly since. See his five tips for small business owners.

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.
durban

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

We caught up with Geoff Noble, owner of Colombo Coffee, to talk about his journey, coffee, culture and more. Check out his tips to help you.

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New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

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Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

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Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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