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Muffin Break raises $65,000 for bushfire victims


After committing to support at-risk Aussies earlier this year, cafe franchise Muffin Break has raised more than $65,000 for bushfire-affected communities. Muffin Break announced the charity endeavour in January, after

Muffin Break franchisor back-pays $26,000 following compliance audit


Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break franchisor, Foodco has back-paid 166 employees a total of $26,562.30 following the completion of a two-year compliance agreement with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). The

The secrets to Foodco’s UK success


Jamaica Blue has just opened its first UK store-within-a-store with middle market fashion chain Next.  In this Q&A Michael Arbuckle, managing director of Foodco UK, reveals how the team has

Jamaica Blue unveils 120th cafe


Australian-owned franchise café, Jamaica Blue has reached an impressive milestone this week, announcing the opening of its 120th store. Since launching over 25 years ago, Jamaica Blue has amassed a

3 future-proof heritage franchise brands


Franchising is an all-encompassing sector that has seen its fair share of fad ideas and market trends. Wade through the sea of bygone ventures and you’ll find the mark of

Profits jump – How Foodco is weathering the retail storm


Despite a difficult year for the franchise sector domestically, Foodco, the group responsible for QSR brands Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue has reportedly bolstered its profit margin.

Foodco bosses under fire at inquiry


Australian franchisor Foodco has been questioned over allegations of misleading franchisees at the latest hearing of the parliamentary inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Parliamentary Inquiry into franchising sees Foodco and RFG in the firing line


The third round of public hearings into the effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct on Friday saw allegations of bullying, intimidation and wage fraud hurled from former franchisees.

Senator hits out at Foodco


Franchisors have been warned not to interfere with the parliamentary inquiry into franchising after a letter from Foodco to its franchisees warned that false allegations would be met with legal action.

New GMs take on FoodCo brands


Foodco has announced key executive appointments and internal structural changes across its flagship brands, Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break.