Friday, December 1, 2023

KFC set to replace “Chicken Inn” at Shell gas stations

Vivo Energy Botswana is set to replace fried chicken with another “fried chicken” at its quick shops around the capital Gaborone.

Plans are said to be at an advanced stage to open the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast-foods restaurant at Shell Filling station replacing Chicken Inn which had become synonymous at the fuel retailer site.

The move follows a recent successful purchase of the KFC business in Botswana by Vivo Energy and happens hardly two years after the energy company accommodated both Chicken Inn and Pizza In restaurants as part of their convenience stores.

In an interview with Sunday Standard, Vivo Energy Managing Director Wayne Kingwill said they  are currently changing and upgrading selected Shell service stations with convenience retail, quick service restaurants and other non-fuel revenue offers to enhance their Shell supporters, ‘on-site experience’.

“To enable this transition it does require that we temporarily suspend trade at some of these locations. We are convinced that our customers will be delighted with the on-site enhancements,” he said.

Kingwill also indicated that Vivo Energy will introduce its very own warm modern Convenience Shop brand “Welcome” – aimed at offering convenience, variety, and optimum satisfaction to the customers.

He stated that the “Welcome” brand conveys a sense of hospitality, optimism and dynamism, and meets the needs of their customers.

Vivo Energy distributes and markets high quality Shell-branded fuels, lubricants and services in 15 countries and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. He added that Vivo Energy Botswana is continually striving to serve its customers better, through committing significant investment in innovation, improved service and new and exciting offers.


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