Popular international restaurant chain NANDO’S under the Simbisa brand is set to expand its Zimbabwe operations, a move the company said is expected to create jobs in the country.
Addressing journalists at the new look Nando’s Msasa branch, which was refurbished at a cost of $700 000 , Simbisa Brands Managing Director, Warren Meares said the expansion would build societies and create jobs for the country.
“As we launch in Msasa we now take our staff compliment up to 320 employees,and with future Casas planned for Sam Levy’s Village,Fife Avenue,Gweru,and Victoria Falls by the end of the year to close it out on 13 Casa,our staff compliment is set to rise to 435 people, who in turn support their families and communities.
“And all this is just for a year,so whats next? Without giving too much away,lets just say there will be more fire,more spice and absolutely everything nice,” he said.
“Whats coming is our opportunity to grow as a nation, and as we grow with it as a company and partner, we will keep sharing the fun, laughter, and delicious flame-grilled chicken with you.
“As Zimbabwe looks to our future, so do we at Nando’s as we continue to keep providing opportunities for investment,employment and enjoyment.
“This US$ 700 000 investment is just another stepping stone on our expansion within the country,an expansion that builds communities,provide jobs,and of course brings our fiery,spice,Casa-cooked meals to the people.
“As we support local communities,we also support local farmers, who grow the famous African Birds-Eye chilli,the fundamental ingredient of the “re-owned Nando’s PERi-PERi flavour and fire,” added Meares.