US fast food, ice cream chains open in Nairobi

Cold  Stone Creamery outlet that was opened on
Cold Stone Creamery outlet that was opened on Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi last weekend. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA 

American fast food chain Domino’s Pizza and ice cream seller Cold Stone Creamery will open 16 franchised outlets in Kenya in the next two years.

Local franchise holder for the two brands, Om Nom Nom, says the outlets will be located in areas mainly frequented by middle class shoppers. They will be launched at an estimated cost of Sh445 million.

This past weekend Om Nom Nom opened two Cold Stone outlets, one on Mama Ngina Street and another at Fortis Tower in Westlands where it also has the first Domino’s Pizza store. Cold Stone Creamery is based in Arizona while Domino’s Pizza is headquartered in Michigan.