via KFC Zim franchise’s performance exceeds expectations – NewsDay Zimbabwe 26 August 2014 by Victoria Mtomba
KENTUCKY Fried Chicken (KFC)’s performance of its franchise in Zimbabwe has been pleasing and exceeded expectations, General Manager New Africa Markets Bruce Layzell has said.
Layzell said the shop is part of over 700 franchises that are owned by KFC on the African continent.
He said KFC products were expensive locally due to the import cost incurred by the company. Layzell said South Africa has a huge network compared to Zimbabwe, which was cheaper than East Africa.
Layzell said the company was getting its chickens locally while it is importing potatoes.
“We are working with local suppliers on potatoes,” he said.
“Our responsibility is to work with Yum on how many stores that market can take,” he said.
Yum! Brands, Inc. or Yum! is a United States-based Fortune 500 corporation. It operates the licensed fastfood brands Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Wing Street worldwide.
KFC closed its outlets in Zimbabwe during the economic crisis in 2007. The fastfoods company reopened its doors in the country last month.