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From the inception of the first Hot Dog vending cart, Hot Dog Café has not only evolved the business into sit down diners, containerised outlets (e-diners) and mobile vending carts offering delicious hot dog, wors rolls and other scrumptious delights.

Today Hot Dog Café enjoys representation of its brands on a national basis.

HOT DOG CAFÉ HAS RECEIVED BOTH RECOGNITION AND NUMEROUS AWARDS, INCLUDING BEING RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE TOP 30 FRANCHISE SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY.

Hot Dog Café was first recognised for its contribution to franchising in 2003 when it won the Franchising Association of Southern Africa’s "Newcomer Franchisor of the Year Award".

In August 2004 Hot Dog Cafe became the first company in South Africa to complete a 12 month audit by Franchising Plus and be awarded a "Certificate of Compliance to the Best Practices in Franchising" by FRAIN which is a division of NAMAC Trust (Department of Trade and Industries).

In October 2004 & 2005 Hot Dog Café was nominated for the Franchising Association of South Africa’s "Leading Developer of Emerging Franchisors" Award. In 2005 the Professional Catering Association named Hot Dog Café the "Franchisor of the Year". In 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Hot Dog Café was awarded the Franchising Association of South Africa’s "Leading Developer of Emerging Entrepreneurs" Award. In 2008 Hot Dog Café was recognised as one of the top 30 franchise systems in the country by Standard Bank. In 2011 The Coffee Stop won the Franchising Association of Southern Africa’s "Newcomer Franchisor of the Year Award" and "Leading Developer of Emerging Franchisors" whilst Hot Dog Café was runner up. In 2014 Hot Dog Café received the award for Leading Developer for Emerging Entrepreneurs.

"As such Hot Dog Café is now recognised as the leader in broad based black economic empowerment in the franchising industry."

Hot Dog Café’s Legal Advisor, Nicollette Le Roux is currently serving on the Franchise Association of South Africa Executive Committee since January 2017. Previously, one of the then Joint Managing Directors, has served on the Franchise Association Executive Committee for ten years and was the Chairman of the Association for 2013. In this capacity, he has presented the benefits of using franchising to sustainable job creation and small business development to the Office of the State President, the Minister of Economic Development and done written presentations to the Minister of Finance, the National Treasury while also speaking regularly on the subject in various media.