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KFC, Galitos open Garden City stores

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Shoppers leave the Garden City Mall on Thika Road in Nairobi on May 31, 2015. PHOTO | FILE

Global fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and South Africa’s Galitos have opened outlets at the Garden City Mall, adding to 28 other retailers that set up at the shopping complex last week.

The private equity fund Actis-owned Garden City Mall hosts several food courts, aimed at providing variety to shoppers.

The past two weeks have seen food joints such as Mint Leaf and Koreana Chicken open their doors to customers on the ground floor where KFC and Galitos have also set up shop.

“We are excited to announce the opening of KFC and several other high profile stores at the Garden City Mall,” said Garden City development director Michael Kingslott in a statement.

KFC had said in April that it planned to open three outlets in five months along Mama Ngina Street, Garden City Mall and at The Hub, Karen.

The American chain’s local franchise holder of Kuku Foods had projected that it would spend Sh195.3 million in setting up the new outlets.
Each branch was estimated to cost about Sh65.1 million.

The Hub and Mama Ngina Street outlets are set to start operations in September. On the first floor, Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn and Creamy Inn are already operational.

Mambo Italia, an Italian-themed eatery and Mocaloca are also expected to open on the same floor.

“Addition of these eateries, unique retailers and enhanced amenities within the mall will provide our shoppers with more choices and unique experience when they visit the mall,” he said.

Electronic supplier, Hot Point Appliances also opened at the mall with special offers for customers, including a hefty Sh165,605 price cut on a Samsung 65-inch LED curved TV to retail at Sh380,995 from previous Sh546,600 price tag.

Hot Point said it would continue with the offer till end of June or “till stocks last.”

Chase Bank, Safaricom, Nairobi Sports House, Woolworths and Junction Forex Bureau are among some of the brands that have set up shop at the mall in the past two weeks.