Tuesday 8 August 2017


VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko was one of the first customers to visit the newly opened Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet in Bulawayo on Sunday.

In an interview, the Vice President said he visited the fast food outlet to support local business in the city.

“We are delighted about the new development in the city. “At least people now have an additional meeting place in the city and we are happy about the new development,” said VP Mphoko who was with his family.

His son Mr Siqokoqela Mphoko dismissed as false allegations that there was tribal segregation in hiring workers at the KFC branch.

“There is no such thing as this company employed people from outside Bulawayo.
“All we know is that 40 trainers came from Harare to help staffers from Bulawayo familiarise themselves with the system and operations of the business,” said Mr Mphoko.

The American brand which is being franchised in Zimbabwe by Crispy Chicken Restaurants (Pvt) Limited said work on the outlet was complete and they are ready to welcome foodies.
The restaurant is situated at Bradfield Shopping Centre, corner Hillside Road and 23rd Avenue along Burns Drive.

“The brand new KFC is designed to world class standards and incorporates the stylish and most modern interior on the continent.

“The brand KFC is delighted to bring in their unique blend of high quality products and service to the city as well as creating local jobs and supporting economic growth,” Crispy Chicken Restaurants said in a statement.

Interesting to note is that KFC has created meals specifically for the country to suit the local flavour and palates like Streetwise which one can have with isitshwala.
KFC closed its operations in Zimbabwe during the economic challenges in 2007, but reopened in 2014 in Harare.

The Bulawayo branch opening brings the number of KFC outlets to six in Zimbabwe with four restaurants in Harare and one in Victoria Falls. chronicle


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