Pizza Hut invests in Kabwe

FAST food chain Pizza Hut is set to open another outlet in Kabwe tomorrow, says company’s marketing executive Linda Sikana.

Ms Sikana said says the development will bring in different menu to the Kabwe people, especially that the town was a transit point to the Copperbelt, Northern, Muchinga Province as well as Tanzania.

She said as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, it was supporting the Robert Shitima Foundation in training programms, and will also  train five former pupils of the school who would  be directly employed by the company.

In an interview ahead of the official opening tomorrow, Ms. Sikana said that her company maintained the international standards and that to date it was the only company offering chocolate pizza on the market.

Once opened, the Kabwe outlet which will open from 10:00 hrs to 22:00hrs everyday will offering traditional and thin baked pizza with different sauce bases.

“We are the only ones offering chocolate pizza as desert, and when we open we shall not restrict ourselves to traditional bases but shall offer the clients different sauce bases such as peri peri, sweet chilly, barbeque and traditional tomato bases,” she said.

Ms. Sikana said that her company was bringing the American taste to the people of Kabwe and would not compromise on the standards.

She reiterated that Zambians were interested in learning new tastes, adding that Pizza Hut offered a free delivery within three kilometres radius with customers dialling the toll free delivery number.

And operations manager for the franchisee, Dagon investments Limited Ross Kasikili said his company was pleased to bring investment and job creation to Kabwe.

Mr. Kasikili said that except for some expert staff who have been brought from other towns, the rest have been employed from Kabwe, and that in long run the company will create a ready market for some producers of certified farm produce.

Mr. Kasikili also said that his organisation was expanding the share of its outlets on the Zambian market with some more being built and opened on the Copperbelt and in Lusaka.

He also said that the company believed in their staff progression by providing then with skills which they could use elsewhere later in their lives.

And a check by the Daily Nation at the plot on along Independence Avenue found workers putting final touches to the building  in readiness for the official opening.