More choice for Kenyans as Java opens another branch


Coffee and food chain, Java House Group, has launched its 65th branch in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Mbagathi Way outlet is as part of an aggressive regional and international expansion strategy by Java House.

The Kenyan born coffee-led food chain currently has its footprint on 3 countries (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda) and 14 cities in East Africa.

Java’s express model at MP Shah Hospital

This comes after Java House recently opened its latest Express model innovation at the MP Shah Hospital.

Since the group’s inception in 1999, Java House has revolutionized how Kenyans perceive coffee while influencing gourmet coffee culture in East Africa.

Java’s strategic approach is building robust value chains which are essential for ensuring that they are capturing the full value of East African coffee.

This is by driving local consumption of its premium coffee hence significantly reducing the export of bulk raw coffee to global markets.

That ensures that the beans flow seamlessly from farmers to Kenyan traders and roasters, and onwards to East African consumers.

“We are pleased to be opening yet another branch. Our goal is to bring the Java House experience closer to our guests who we consider family,” said Java House Chief Executive Officer, Paul Smith.

Java House roasts about a thousand kilogrammes of coffee a day and serves about eight thousand cups of coffee daily.

Java House Group brands are: Java House, 360 Degrees and Planet Yogurt.

BURGER KING® opens another branch in Nairobi

In May, BURGER KING® opened its newest outlet at Shell’s convenience retail centre in Lavington, Nairobi.

The branch has a drive-thru service to cater to both motorists and shoppers.

The new outlet is part of the Franchise’s continued expansion agenda that has seen the brand open four other outlets in the past three years with the most recent at Thika Road Mall (TRM).

BURGER KING® Operations Manager Cornelius Muhati said that the company has prioritised its expansion agenda as part of its strategic effort to strengthen its presence in the market. It also provides more opportunities for Kenyans to enjoy and experience its world-class superior products and service.

He noted that the move also reinforces the economic investment of BURGER KING® to the Kenyan and regional market.

“This new branch is part of our ongoing expansion agenda and commitment to serve Kenyans with our world’s renowned menu of flame-grilled offerings, including the WHOPPER® sandwich, which is our flagship product. We are also very intentional in our strategic expansion program, aimed at enhancing our capabilities and commitment to our customers’ needs,” said Muhati.

He added: “This new branch, our first drive-through outlet in the country will service our loyal customers from the Lavington area and the larger Westlands environs with the intention of ensuring that more Kenyans get the opportunity to enjoy our truly quality and tasty products and the world’s unforgettable Burger King Experience.”

Vivo Energy Kenya Retail Manager, Lena Munuve said, “We are elated by their move to partner with us, as we seek to provide more value-added propositions to our customers.”

She added, “As a company, we value this partnership which will not only benefit our organization but our partners, also get an opportunity to reach more customers and create more jobs with every new outlet that they open. It’s a win-win situation for both of us.”

Oil marketer Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in the country, opened the Lavington convenience retail centre late last year, citing it as its single-largest investment among its service stations on the continent.

BURGER KING® is independently owned and operated through a franchise agreement with SIA QSR Kenya LTD, a subsidiary of Servair, the leading airline catering and logistics provider in France and Africa. It is also a member of the Gate group.

Other BURGER KING® restaurants are located at the Hub Shopping Mall in Karen, Two Rivers, NextGen Mall and TRM.

Last year, a global market analysis report released last year by Restaurants Brands International Saw Burger King International post an impressive sales growth of 3.8 per cent.

This resulted in system-wide 11 per cent growth across the global market.

The company attributed the growth in sales partly to their aggressive global expansion agenda that has seen them venture into several new markets including Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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