Melcom Group of Companies, one of the multinational in businesses in Ghana has announced its entry into the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business by acquiring the International Franchisee Rights for Pizza Hut in Ghana. This franchisee will be operated by the group company known as Skyline Investments Limited.
Pizza Hut is globally recognized as the largest Pizza Chain, with more than 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries worldwide, and will soon be re-launched in the Ghanaian food market.
Briefing some selected Senior Editor on new business opportunity at an Exclusive Dinner Forum on Wednesday 1st September 2021 at Accra, Director of Communications of The Group, Godwin Avenorgbo, said “Melcom Limited (Melcom) 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 doorstep of Ghanaians nationwide, making Melcom “Where Ghana Shops”.
Now with the introduction of Pizza Hut, it aims to be the preferred destination for families to have the “World’s Best Pizza”.
The Group’s Board of Directors commented “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. We will announce the relaunch of the brand very soon and scale-up considerably across the country in the next couple of years.”
“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.”
About Pizza Hut:
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates approximately 18,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
About Melcom Group of Companies
Melcom Group of Companies is a business conglomerate with diverse business interests in organized retail, modern trade, plastic manufacturing, electronics assembly, and travel. Its flagship brand, Melcom Limited, is the largest organized retailer in West Africa with over 50+ retail stores nationwide. Founded in 1989, it has been named one of the top business houses in West Africa for the last 32 years.
Story filed by Edzorna Francis Mensah