Restaurant Chain Java House Expands with its 65th Branch in Kenya

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Restaurant chain Java House, popular for coffee drinking, has scaled up its expansion strategy by opening its  65th branch on Mbagathi Way, Nairobi.

This is in partnership with oil marketer Total Kenya.

The Ksh1 billion strategy is aimed at positioning itself as the leading coffee chain in East Africa.

“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 Expressed Java House Chief Executive Paul Smith. 

“Total is also a reputable brand across the region. We have partnered with them successfully at Airport View, Mombasa Road. We are pleased to open a second site with them and look forward to growing this partnership across the region, with Uganda in the more immediate future,” he added. 

Java House which also owns the 360 Degrees and Planet Yogurt food chain brands has a total of 75 stores in the region.

Other outlets that are expanding their footprints include: 

South African-owned eatery, Big Square opened its 13th branch at Shell Service Station in Mountain View along Waiyaki Way.

Burger King,  opened their fifth branch in Lavington. It opened its first outlet in November 2016  at The Hub (Karen) under a franchise agreement with NAS Airport Services, a subsidiary of France-based catering firm Servair.

US fast-food chain operator KFC, plans to open more outlets in East Africa through a joint venture with oil marketer Vivo Energy in a deal with the owners of Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings.

Artcaffé Group, a lifestyle and a social hub restaurant, announced plans to boost its presence in Kenya with more outlets in 2019 when they opened their 27th and 28th locations at Capital Center Mall along Mombasa road.

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