THE MELCOM Group of Companies, a diverse business conglomerate, has announced its entry into the quick service restaurant (QSR) business by acquiring the International Franchisee Rights for Pizza Hut in Ghana.
A press release issued yesterday by the Communications Directorate of the Melcom Group of Companies, said this franchisee will be operated by the group company – Skyline Investments Limited.
Pizza Hut is globally recognised as the largest Pizza Chain, with more than 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries worldwide, and will soon be relaunched in Ghana.
Melcom Limited has a network of 50+ retail outlets and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, adapting to meet the needs of its customers across the country. This makes it possible to bring shopping to the doorsteps of Ghanaians nationwide, making Melcom “Where Ghana Shops”.
Now with the introduction of the Pizza Hut brand, it aims to be the preferred destination for families to have the “World’s Best Pizza”.
Commenting on this, the group’s board of directors noted “We are extremely excited and optimistic about our partnership with Pizza Hut in Ghana. This new area of business takes our vision of being a diversified group one step ahead and creates more employment opportunities alongside our expansion of the existing core retail business.
Other locations earmarked for Pizza Hut restaurants are East Legon, Palms, Melcom Plus, UPSA, Ashaiman and Marina Mall.
“Pizza Hut International is proud to partner with the Melcom Group to re-open Pizza Hut in Ghana,” said Ewan Davenport, Managing Director of Pizza Hut Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “We are excited at the prospect of our new partnership and have no doubt that we will grow and flourish together. We look forward to many more years of proudly serving the best tasting pizza in the world to the wonderful people of Ghana,” he added.
A business desk report